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Ok, here we go, my latest build. I started this build five weeks ago. The plan is to complete it for a large Sci-fI event in April 2013.
I am going to post the full build blog here as well as on my main website, www.podpadpstudios.co.uk.
This is not a step by step as I don't really work like that, I will simply provide photos showing the build progression. As soon as the build goes mobile I will get some videos posted on my Youtube channel.
I have wanted to build one of these Droids for some time now but never really go around to it. It is a relatively simple build, however, there are a few major complexities like the head movement and movement in the front legs. After downloading the plans for the T3-M4 I have added a few modifications. My T3-E1 will be a bit larger than the plans state as I want to put some serious motors onboard. I am going to use some powerful wheel chair motors with 12" wheels allowing this Droid to move over any surface. I mainly want to use this Droid in outside events as I also want it to be fully weather proof. It will have my normal mass of LED's and I am going for a partial cut away design a bit like my R11:E1. I am going fairly hi tech with onboard router, IP webcam, motion tracking head movement .
Specs will include:
D.E.SabreTooth Dual 25x2 ESC
D.E SyRen 25 ESC for head
Standard 14v cordless drill, the motor will be used to drive the head.
A fair few 15kg Torque servos.
Two 24v, 7.5Amp geared wheel chair motors.
Two 33 Amp SLA batteries
Lots and lots of LED's.