Emy R6:E1, was the second Droid I made, however, she was the first fully mobile one. She is a replica of an R6 Astromech, basically an R2D2 below the shoulders with a different head. Zoe who came later was much more sophisticated as I had learnt a great deal about making a fully radio control Droid with Emy. Emy has gone through three incarnations so far. She started life painted red with a flat head, moved onto her final colours, metallic purple, then recently had a major electronic overhaul. I am thinking that maybe this summer she might get a new paint job and new colours.
Emy is mainly built from wood with a few Alloy details on the vents and grills. MDF is the main wood chosen as it is very easy to work with. She is completely scratch built and took over a year to make.
The very first Droid I created was an R2D2 computer case mod but in creating this is learnt a great deal about how I would approach a fully mobile build. Emy has evolved over the years she has taken to build and as I learn new things those are applied to her build. A good example of this would be the wheel material I used. In the early days Emy ran on nylon wheels and very cheap front casters. Her latest wheels are much more hi tech in line skate wheels plus I have added suspension to each of her feet allowing her to glide along without a sound.
Her specifications are:
Drive ESC Sabretooth Dual 25x2
Dome ESC Sabretooth Dual 12 x2
Radio. Spektrum DX8, Plus two 12Channel RF units giving a total of 32 Channels.
24v Drive system through two 120w Electric motors, belt driven.
12v electrics, LED's and the rest
Three 12v 22Amp SLA batteries.
3" Touch screen panel in radar eye running princess Leia message
Working Periscope and life form scanner.
Working utility arms, holo's, disc loader in radar eye, telescopic arm
Fire extinguisher and water spray.
Lot and Lots of LEDs', most are sound reactive.
The finish on Emy is much rougher than Zoe as I wanted a very worn and used look, hence the fake rust and damage.
Both the Droids have their own characters and certainly look great when working together. They both have onboard sensors that trigger sounds on each when they come near each other giving the illusion that they are communicating.