R2 Developments & Future Projects
time to update this page
As a result of having my parts cut by a CNC shop, instead of cutting them myself, I've been able to fill a lot more orders. The
downside is that I'm spending a lot of my time packaging parts for
shipment & keeping my (2) 3D printers busy turning out parts.
Dosn't leave much time for new projects :-(
The one project that
has been keeping me busy in the quiet times is the design for Chopper.
Most of the 3D modeling has been completed & I'm now working on
turning that into designs that can be assembled from CNC cut parts. The
vast number,and sizes, of cylindrical components in Chopper has been an
See my Chopper Website for more details
12/22/15 - New R2 Developments
Dome Motivator for CS:L droids,
based on the one in my CS:R NextGen
frame bundle, is now available as
a separate product. Although designed for styrene droids it should
work for any droid where you have the space to mount the bracket that
holds the motor. My thanks to Kevin Roche (kmr926) for testing the
The CNC shop that I'm working with can cut Engraved Skins!
[They are now available in both CS:L and CS:R versions]
Here is a list of projects that I've been thinking about for a while
now. As usual, I"m overcomitted. So, not much has happened here.
time for me to redesign my legs so that they are CS:R compatible and
include the booster covers as part of the leg package. The new design
will be backwards compatible with Media Conversion, and Dave Everett,
style of fixed shoulders but also support the CS:R bolt pattern. update - I've published 3D models but the Booster Covers are a difficult item to make using a 2.5 D CNC machine. See CS:R Leg Assembly
It's time for me to start working on the Styrene Dome I bought back in
2009 for motivation! My droid remains 'headless'
been asked to work up a CNC cut, egg crate version, of the R5 Dome
design posted by Dave Everett Downloads -> 02-Derivatives
-> R5-D4 Blueprints
on the R2BC website. update - I never 'got back to' completing this design.
Carrying R2 up (and down) a
flight of stairs to my basement workshop, has made me realize that what
I really need is Droid Dolly! I work in the un-insulated
garage and I live in NJ. Winters & summers are uncomfortable at
I've already located a widely available, inexpensive (~$26), dolly with
150 lbs load capacity that I think is good starting point. Now to do
the design that's Inspired by the R2.0 Droid Skid, designed by Chris
Reiff (Mr. Sparkle) and work done by R2-SR
Transport, My Take update - still a project I need to work on, my back isn't getting any stronger!
What am I missing?
Send me email, ( fpirz at media dash conversions
dot net ) to let me know what should take priority!
If you have a project that's not on the list tell me about it too!