Sunday, September 27, 2009

Controller card installed, R2 is rolling!

Thanks to the help of fellow builder Kevin Helmig, my R2-D2 is rolling!

Electronics, especially EXPENSIVE ones, had me very concerned. Not to mention, I know nothing about soldering, fusing....that stuff. So, I asked a pro for some assistance and I watched in amazement as he efficiently wired not only the controller, but created a charging system for the batteries. Very slick!

Just a quick video clip and pictures of how things look now....

video

What's left? Well, the dome needs to be finished, sound system purchased and installed...then repair some travel damage. After that, its all little things.

More details on my next posting.