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So you're reading this because you want to build yourself a perfect scale R2D2 droid? well hopefully you will find some useful information that will help you succeed with a more accurate R2-D2.

This site will provide you with a 100% accurate droid and show you how to build a functioning robot from the the ground up.

If you've already built one, you'll no doubt find my later articles on electronics and software more interesting. In these articles I'll cover navigation and proximity, speech recognition, computer vision and basic A.I.

What type of R2-D2 do you want to build?

Before continuing you need to decide what kind of R2D2 you intent to build. This could depend on a combination of:





Tools / Facilities




To help you decide, you may wish to read my article on R2D2 build types and sophistication levels.

Types of R2D2 - Build clasifications

Progress June2017: Large 3D Printer finished so back on it!.

Stage 1: The Dome

Lets start at the top and work down. The dome is a good place to start as it gives you an idea of what is involved and if you do a good job but can't finish, you will at least have an decent and valuable ornament.

Remember, this is a scratch build so we are starting with thin air. You will therefore need to be able to craft and mould items in an array of materials. Nothing is impossible, you just need to think three times and cut once when making your R2-D2 parts!

R2D2 Dome plug making machine

R2D2 Dome:  

Making a perfect 300 dome plug and mould from fibreglass.
R2D2 fibreglass Dome making

R2D2 Dome:  

Creating a cold cast aluminium fibreglass dome in resin ans CSM.
Finished R2D2 Dome

R2D2 Dome:  

Cutting, masking and painting the dome.

Resin R2D2 radar eye

R2D2 Dome Parts:  

Making a Radar eye from scratch
R2D2 Large logic display

R2D2 Dome Parts:  

Large logic display
R2D2 Aluminium Holoprojectors

R2D2 Dome Parts:  

CC Aluminium Holoprojectors

More pages finished and awaitng upload

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Ollie   05/05/2016 at 13:12:31
I found this stage very useful u bloody legends i wish to buy one of ur r2d2s for my friend ollie Edie-catlin add him on Facebook init.
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viperworf   10/01/2016 at 10:24:46
have you got a plan for the legs and feet i a, allready under way with the dome and body
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 - Julian   28/01/2016 at 22:06:48
Hi, if you login. Ive put them under your home page for you. cheers

bruno   19/11/2015 at 00:05:47
to make a robot like this ,motor,light
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