R2 Build Update

I’ve been absolutely terrible about keeping my R2 build log up to date. So I thought I’d take a minute to share where my R2 build is at today. Here’s a very short video that’ll give you a peek into the state of things.

As you can see in the video above, my R2 has lights, sounds, and scoots around like a happy toddler. Besides paint, I still need to work out a mechanism for the utility arms. I also need to get the motor installed for the dome. I’m contemplating redoing much of the electronics as well. My original approach was implemented a few years ago. I’ve since realized that I over-engineered things in some ways and under-engineered things in others.

I know I say this every year, but I believe this might just be the year I finish him. 🙂