Friday, March 14, 2014

Over Spring Break

Dates: March 10th-14th  (8:00AM-6:00PM Daily)

I have been putting a lot of hours into the project over our spring break.  Over the past 5 days i have put close to 40 hours into working with r2d2.  Some of the most notable progress was installing the back door or r2, finishing off the legs and prepping them to be skinned with styrene, taking the gas pipe to the lathe to make sure both pieces fit together as well as counter sinking the dome (that i did not do earlier) and finally finishing off that piece.  Phew...


Gas pipes fitted in one another
Frame with door added in

gas pipes seperated

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Help me Obi Wan Kenobi...

We have just received our AAXA P4 P4X Pico Projector for R2. Our goal is to try a few mock holograms using a projector and smoke as well as have a little extra entertainment feature for our friends.  At 95 lumens this is a fairly decent projector for a price of only 280$.  It also has the added benefit of acting as our sound system within r2, able to hook up to external speakers and has multiple different waves to display media (HDMI, VGA, internal SD card, USB 3.0) etc.  Really looking forward to seeing how this gets used inside the dome.