Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Linkages to dome pie panels

I'm drilling and tapping 8-32 holes in the hinges on all the dome pie panels and putting in eye-hook bolts so i can link them to servos later.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Shoulder hub mounting

I came up with a way to mount Keith's resin shoulder hubs into the JAG legs.

I cut a strip of aluminum flashing and fashioned it into a "retainer clip" which I then attached to the back of the hub with a small bolt. I drilled and threaded the hole first.

The clip is thin enough that it slides in around the edge.

To remove the hub, reach in on either side with a finger and compress the clip then pull the hub out. Should work just as well with aluminum hubs. is active

I liked the way Jerry Greene got for his droid building site, so I registered

Right now it just points to this blog, but later I'll build a real site around it, of which the blog will be one part.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Perfect small wireless keypad

I found the perfect small Bluetooth keyboard to use for controlling the Mac mini in combination with the Futaba radio.

Mounting leg hydraulics

These are resin hydraulics and aluminum booster covers. I now have aluminum hydraulics, so maybe I'll finally paint the covers blue...

Saturday, August 06, 2005

R2 at my birthday party

R2-G4 was the star of my 40th birthday party... Here he is hamming it up for the camera with Melanie, Amy, me, and Colby.