The R2 project has officially begun. The last couple days I've been digging out parts that I've been collecting over the past two years. There were a few duplicate parts so there will probably be an R2 garage sale after my friend Brad takes what he needs. Plus I found a few parts that I thought I still needed to purchase already in my R2 treasure chest. Almost every part is accounted for and 90% of them are aluminum.
As I'm going to be doing some fabrication of motor brackets and a few other things, I finally broke down and bought a new drill press. Something I've needed for awhile but didn't want to sacrifice any bench space. And that was the problem yesterday when I brought it home. I had to dismantle part of my work bench to come up with a way to mount the drill press as I had to get a rather large 12" model. It took awhile but it's looking pretty darned cool in my workshop. A drill press isn't something you use a lot so that's why it took so long for me to go out and replace the one I had.
Being the sensitive guy I am, I realize that the coming months will subject my poor wife into being a robot widow once again. So this weekend we're going to Disney world and staying at one of the resorts. And I've been warned about a hundred times not to complain and crab when we're fighting the crowds and dealing with general Disney madness. I do tend to crab about being there a little much but we've only been there about a thousand times. However what makes her happy makes me happy ..and if I'm good, she said we can go on Star Tours at MGM and see the droids !
A plan is forming in my brain how to mount the motors to the feet and ankles. The plan is starting to gel but it's not something you want to rush ... especially since it involves cutting parts.
Now I'm getting excited about this project. Too @%#@ bad I have to go to @%## Disney @%# World @%^#@5@%# this @%#@# weekend.
(( Just kidding. )))