Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I haven't done much work lately on the droid itself because of career-related work, including an amazing monthlong multimedia editing fellowship in beautiful Reno, Nev. My efforts toward the droid instead have been along the lines of planning and buying.

Several new spray paint cans are sitting in a corner of the living room. They'll be used to test aluminum paint schemes to replace the one I have, which I don't like. Most of the components for Teece's Arduino-based front and rear logic displays have arrived, with a few parts on the way from Hong Kong. Dome drive components also have been arriving in the past few weeks.

Next steps include adding some depth to the wooden outer legs, creating shoulder hubs and assembling the FLDs and RLD. R2-D2 still needs to stand, so the feet are high on the list as well.