Saturday, December 29, 2007

R2 speaks

After messing around with various mp3 players and speakers I decided to go with the Hyperdyne Labs sound board with IR motion detection
I have installed it into the body just behind the vents

Saturday, November 03, 2007

National Space Centre - Sci-Fi Weekend

Today I took my R2 to the Sci-Fi weekend at the National Space Centre in Leicester

Andy from ther UKG as 3Po

Harrison and R2

Steve and Alex take their droid out for a spin

Fin, Adam and my R2

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Phoebe, R2 and Archie in the Columbus space module
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National Space Centre - Sci-Fi weekend

Columbus space module - part of the International Space Station

My R2 on the left and Steve's

Droid builders in the Columbus space module

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National Space Centre - Sci-Fi weekend

More photos ....

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National Space Centre - Sci-Fi weekend 4

1964 Dalek

Adam with the Tie Pilots

Batmand and Robin and B9 Robot

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National Space Centre - Sci-Fi Weekend - Bug Hunt

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I finally got hold of some omniballs for my feet from outwaterplastics
The large centre foot one needed a bit of doctoring so that it connected properly to the A&A parts but now my R2 moves around a lot more freely and securely

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Celebration Europe - Excel July 13th-15th 2007

I took my R2 down to CE this weekend and joined up with fellow builders (Jeff, Oliver, Arnd, Mark, Steve and Wim) in the Droid Builders Room
I got to meet Kenny Baker, Don Bies, Daniel Deutsch and Albin Johnson

More photos can be seen at

Canary Wharf from Excel Arena

R2 Builders
Daniel Deutsch (Disney), Jeff Clark, Danny Wagner (ILM) Oliver Steeples, Don Bies (ILM) Wim Heirman, Arnd Reidel, Me

The R2 Builders Room

Oliver and Arnd's R2 Units

Jeff, Steve,Oliver and Wim's Astromechs

Leia and my R2

Anakin, Jeff's R2 and Padme

Another Leia and my R2

Obi-Wan and Anakin from UKG

UK Garrison

Kenny Baker signing

Jeff's R2 on CE Stage

Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st and R2 builders

UK Garrison Troopers


Darth and Caroline

Caroline and Jabba

X-Wing and R2

Arnd's first astromech

Don and Leia


Jeff carrying out some running repairs

Don Bies and My R2

Daniel Deutsch, Me and my R2

Troopers invade the Droid Builder Room

Royal Guard

Darth Maul in Dagobah

Vader Project