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. 🙂

Building a LO-LA Night Light

When Droid Division released their 3D model of LO-LA from the Obi-Wan series last year, I immediately knew I wanted to build a night light for my kids. The following video shows how I did it.

Links of things mentioned in the video:

Droid Division Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DroidDivision
M.M’s Prop Shop LO-LA Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeBu50ekaBY
19mm Latching Push Button Power Switch w/ Blue LED – EBay
9mm Stainless Steel Tube https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081G6YCQ5
5V Power Adapter – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08VWVLBWF
EDGELEC Assorted LEDs (Prewired) – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W4H66LR
14 mm Clear Glass Domes – EBay
5.5mm x 2.1mm Female Panel Mount Connector – EBay

Music Credits:

xii by Limujii https://soundcloud.com/limujii
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Track: El Verano — Declan DP [Audio Library Release]
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Music: Highfly by Jay Someday is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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Days Like This by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday
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Swimming Pool by Aftertune https://soundcloud.com/itsaftertune
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Music | Imagine by Declan DP
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3D Printed Baby Grogu (Baby Yoda)

Early last year, I went in search for a Baby Yoda 3D model that I could use for a concrete mold project and came across a beauty from Mariano Rey.

After a lot of trial and error (and money spent on silicon), I finally decided to cut my losses with the whole concrete mold thing and just finish the project as a 3D print. The video below shows the process from start to finish. Enjoy!

Model by Mariano Rey

Download: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/games-toys/toys/baby-yoda-using-the-force-with-cup-the-mandalorian