Building 

R2D2

12/06/18 - Last 2018 posting -  Have a Happy Holiday & a Safe & Happy New Year!
First, I'm going to be unable to access the Internet until 12/22 while I'm traveling on a vacation cruise. So I'll apologize to those of you who might have questions up front. I'm making some improvements in the way Nut Traps are designed - see the web page that talks about it. They started shipping a week ago so some of you are in for a surprise!

Future Projects: I continue to work on parts for my Chopper Design, close to completion is the Battery Box, Foot Drive & Shell assembly. For R2 a redesign of my legs so that they are CS:R compatible, and perhaps include the shoulder horseshoes and possibly booster covers. It's time for me to start working on the styrene Dome I bought back in 2009 for motivation! First up will be a Dome ring.

Current Shop Status: I'm getting parts from the CNC shop on a regular basis. [They will be shutdown from 12/24/18  to 1/2/19] I've ordered a batch of parts to be picked up in 2019. For Order Status see the  2018 Orders List. When I return from my trip one of the first things I'll be doing is to start the 2019 Orders list :-)

For the packaging and pricing for CNC cut parts packages see my web page at: www.r2d2-cnc.media-conversions
For the pricing for 3D printed parts see my web page at: www.r2-3d.media-conversions.net

Frank Pirz
Media Conversions LLC

Welcome to the Media Conversions  R2D2 Construction web pages.

Background - A little bit about me and why I want to build a full sized replica of R2D2.

R2D2 Construction
There's lots more to building a Droid than meets the eye. Particularly if its going to be mobile.

CS:R ANH NextGen Frame
assembly instructions
CS:R Utility Arm Box
Dome Motivator

CS:R ANH Skins
2 Layer Skins
Engraved Skins
Mounting Engraved Skins

The CS:L Eggcrate Frame
assembly instructions
The Skirt
assembly instructions
The Fixed Shoulders - a design error with the Box Beam Legs has a minor impact on the Fixed Shoulders (see note)
3-leg Shoulders
assembly instructions
2-leg Shoulders
assembly instructions
Dome Motivator for Legacy Styrene Droids

The Box Beam Legs 
assembly instructions
The Eggcrate Center Ankle
assembly instructions
The SAK (Swiss Army Knife) CS:R Center Foot
assembly instructions
The Legacy Center Foot
assembly instructions
The Outer Foot - showing integrated assembly of:
The Outer Foot Drive
assembly instructions
The Outer Foot Shell
assembly instructions
The 3D Printed Battery Box
assembly instructions

Body Parts

Utility Arm
Utility Arm Box


Parts Packages
I have been approved by the R2BC Builder's Council to offer CNC cut parts packages based on the designs I have posted here.
Additional information on the parts packages is on a separate set of web pages. See:  r2d2-cnc.media-conversions

DroidCon II
Media Conversions attended DroidConII and Presented two talks. See all of the DroidConII material here.

3D Models
As part of the design process I create 3D models of the R2 parts that I'm building.
I'm using Alibre Designs 3D design package and I'm publishing the models in STEP AP203 (.stp) format in English (inch) units.
The Models have been given a separate set of web pages.   The 3D models page is here.

Robot Library
Useful reference items


Information Sources - The R2 Builder's Club and Astromech.net lead the list!
Health Hazards of the various solvent glues typically used in building R2.
Plastics Suppliers and Styrene Prices
Design Choices: Styrene or PVC, Which Glue & Plastic Thickness
Supplier Links

Contact Information
Contact me using: fpirz (at) media (dash) conversions (dot) net

Legal Notices
R2D2 is copyright by LucasFilms Ltd. All other material on these pages is copyright Media-Conversions LLC.

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