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avayan
06-27-2009, 10:42 AM
Hi Group,

I have finished filming my R2D2 video depicting the 14 years I invested on this project. R2D2 has it's last accident last week and I am just not in the mood of repairing it anymore as it is evident that it would be easier to build a new replica. Whatever I fix, something else will break later. A good lesson as to why there is importance in making strong and sturdy things, not just grabbing the first piece of plastic and fiberglass that comes along.

Low Resolution Version:
YouTube - R2LastWalk-Mobile

Med Resolution Version:
YouTube - R2LastWalkShort

Thanks for watching!

darkback2
06-27-2009, 10:49 AM
heck...a 14 year run with one robot seams like an amazing run for me. I can barely keep at it for 6 months. Sweet looking droid. What is next for you?

DB

avayan
06-27-2009, 03:31 PM
I think my next robot will be a platform to kill wasps. I am just frigging tired of them and I am a big coward, so getting stung is not what I have in mind to enjoy my day. Looks like the perfect task for a robot.

I have a few ideas on how to accomplish this. The one I am working at the moment is simply a two motor platform moving a vacuum cleaner around as to suck the wasps inside. Hopefully this will kill them as they are pulled into the big belly. I have had other ideas such as electrocuting them with a high voltage grid. Either way, it should be better than exposing me to the big buzz.

But to be honest, ever since I posted the videos on R2Builders yahoo groups, I have had a lot of responses of people asking me to rebuild R2. So this is an option I was not contemplating before, but am now. Will see...

Thanks for your compliments!

robologist
06-28-2009, 09:27 AM
Pretty cool R2 unit, there's been a local get together for building them (http://www.texasbuildoff.com/) among several other types of movie robots.

About a wasp killing robot, here's one from a while back, Freddy the Exterminator (http://www.rentron.com/PicBasic/exterminator.htm). Not a lot of details but you get the idea.