Making R2-D2 Part 1

Making R2-D2 Part 1

I've always wanted to make an R2-D2 from Star Wars. Come follow along with me as I go through the process of building one! Subscribe to my channel: http://bit.ly/1k8msFr Second Channel: http://bit.ly/iltms-2 R2 BUILDERS CLUB: https://www.astromech.net MORE PROJECTS, POSTS AND EVENTS http://www.iliketomakestuff.com TOOLS & SUPPLIES (affiliate links): https://kit.com/iliketomakestuff/r2-d2 https://kit.com/iliketomakestuff/my-woodworking-tools https://kit.com/iliketomakestuff/shop-safety-gear Twitch Stream Every Wednesday @ 3pm EST: www.twitch.tv/iliketomakestuff I WROTE A BOOK!! http://www.iliketomakestuff.com/makingtime Want to support ILTMS? Get exclusive content and more... http://www.iliketomakestuff.com/patreon BUY A SHIRT, STICKER, NOTEBOOK, DIGITAL PLANS and MORE!! http://www.iliketomakestuff.com/store FOLLOW: http://twitter.com/iliketomakestuf http://www.twitch.tv/iliketomakestuff http://instagram.com/iliketomakestuff http://facebook.com/iltms MUSIC: http://share.epidemicsound.com/iltms I have always wanted my own R2-D2. I finally got up the courage to begin the build and I'd like to take you along with me! For this R2 build, I am using the amazing community at the R2 Builders Club for help and inspiration. I went to www.astromech.net and found a wealth of information about material types, build plans, templates, and even access to specialized parts vendors. There are tons of different build options, but I chose to build the bulk of the unit out of styrene and cover it with screen-accurate aluminum panels. I loaded up the CAD files into my CNC. These files were given to me by an awesome builder named Mike Dempsey, and they were ready to cut. Josh cut the different pieces out of the specific thicknesses of styrene and I got busy assembling. To do this, I had to print out huge 1-for-1 templates to get the proper placement for each cut piece. I scored the placement lines onto the frame sections and used CA glue to bind them together. Using the same CAD files, we cut the leg assemblies out of more styrene. The legs were a bit more robust because they would be holding the weight of the entire R2 unit. Many of the sections were built out in sandwiches layers and ribbed joints. The legs will eventually be bolted onto the frame with some 1/4-20 bolts. This step was particularly odd for me. I had the choice of making the intricate details on my own or using the craftsmen at astromech.net to mill them out of aluminum for me. Obviously, this commercial route is more expensive, but the upside is that I have beautifully made, screen-accurate components that are ready for paint or powder coating. I ordered the dome, the outer skins, and many of the iconic R2-D2 widgets from vendors at astromech.net and I giggled like a 3-year old when they arrived in the mail. We could not make these parts as perfectly as the different vendors did, and I'm happy I went this route. This project is going to take a while. It is a life-long dream to have my own R2, so I didn't want to rush the process and end up with a sub-par droid. In the next video I hope to have the rest of the body, mainly the other leg, the electronics, and some of the doors completed. Thank you for following along with this magically fantastic build from a galaxy far, far away.

R2 D2 gets death star plans

R2 D2 gets death star plans

Every Time R2-D2 Saves the Day

Every Time R2-D2 Saves the Day

Luke, Han, and Leia would have been dead long ago if it weren't for this little droid. Every Flip in Star Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ALkCBL82A Every Bad Feeling in Star Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlX6lMn8zNU ------------------------------­---- Follow IGN for more! ------------------------------­---- YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ignentertainment?sub_confirmation=1 IGN OFFICIAL APP: http://www.ign.com/mobile FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ign TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ign INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/igndotcom/?hl=en WEBSITE: http://www.ign.com/ GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+IGN

D.I.Y R2-D2 - Episode 1 Where To Begin

D.I.Y R2-D2 - Episode 1 Where To Begin

So it begins. Our quest to build an R2-D2 Replica. As we are learning as we go and there are no real plans that we can find out there we decided that we would help you by working through the issues and discoveries so you can use us as your blueprint. We have also set up a Facebook page that has heaps of photos of our build so far and also tons of reference photos and video links to keep you moving. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/buildyourownr2d2 Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/Bornandbledfilm Check Out Our website http://www.bornandbledfilms.com special thanks to Kevin Mcleod for the music http://incompetech.com/

Build Your Own R2D2 (on a budget)

Build Your Own R2D2 (on a budget)

A Full-size, home built on the cheap replica R2D2. My very own Star Wars Celebration London! A labor of love! This is my budget build R2D2 fairly inaccurate and in no way built to R2 Builders club spec although based, in part, on some of their plans. Thank you to Alan (you know who you are) for answering my many questions about R2. I made my own 3D model detailed parts in 3DsMax to fit my build and printed them on a Makerbot 3D printer. The rest was made from MDF, Acrylic, Spray Paint, xmas lights, Fruit-Shoot bottle tops, Milk bottle tops, drainpipe Pringles tube and a B&Q Lampshade! Doghouse media ltd noticed the build and featured it on their Star Wars special during release week of Star Wars The Force Awakens on Channel 5!!: http://www.channel5.com/show/how-star... Here is the build blog: https://www.facebook.com/JCulley3D-R2... https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/r2d2-bu...

Unfinished Props including my R2-D2, Alien Suit, and my plans for Terminator

Unfinished Props including my R2-D2, Alien Suit, and my plans for Terminator

This is my second general video blog. Check out my website: http://xrobots.co.uk/ You can join my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/XRobots.co.uk You can join my forums: http://xrobots.co.uk/forum

R2 D2 side table

R2 D2 side table

Novelty side table inspired by R2-D2. Free plans and patterns at http://www.hertoolbelt.com/r2d2-side-table/

R2D2 deathstar plans et Leia message

R2D2 deathstar plans et Leia message

Voici le message de la princesse et les plans de l'étoile noire. Et tout ça par mon R2D2

The Anatomy of an R2-D2 Astromech Droid!

The Anatomy of an R2-D2 Astromech Droid!

What makes up an R2-D2 Astromech? We chat with members of the R2 Builders club to learn about the process of building your own droid--the materials, power systems, and electronics needed to get started. Chris James of the Bay Area club chapter opens up his own R2 and shares the custom controls and components he's designed to make his droid come alive! Learn more about the R2 Builders club at http://astromech.net/ and at http://www.artoo-detoo.net/ Shot by Andy Bauman and edited by Joey Fameli Music by Jinglepunks Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testedcom Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/testedcom Get updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/testedcom Tested is: Norman Chan http://www.twitter.com/nchan Will Smith http://www.twitter.com/willsmith Joey Fameli http://www.twitter.com/joeyfameli Adam Savage http://www.twitter.com/donttrythis Jamie Hyneman http://www.twitter.com/jamienotweet Thanks for watching!

Making an R2-D2 Box with my grandson

Making an R2-D2 Box with my grandson

My Grandson Collin came over today with a set of plans he drew for an R2D2 so he helped me make this quick piece spalted sweet gum body and head, beach I believe arms accent pieces spalted Mango and Ipe feet. It will be a holding box for all his minature Star Wars characters https://www.facebook.com/TheRebelTurner https://twitter.com/AlbertFurtado57

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