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lets get this party started

Post by icemann » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:32 am

one way.. is..as mentioned.. get enough enthu people.. let's spread the cost out...if u can get 10 people...it cuold really work i tink...

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I'll leave it to Dranoel to do that one :) Just checking the r2 builder sites.... very costly to build a r2 .... Think in all, can get at least 2 costumes...sigh...
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Post by mosske » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:46 am

Ok, count me in too! Never workied on a droid before but sounds interesting! :)
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Post by Albert Leong » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:48 am

Hi All,

It depends on how much you are making it yourself and how much RC and electronics you want to include.

If you build everything yourself and had no electonics the cost would be in the few hundred range.

At the other extreme, if you got on all the part runs and had all kinds of electronics it could cost you over US $3,000. :shock:


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To get 10 people...it could really work . ( good idea ) :D

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Post by Albert Leong » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:10 am

YouTube posted by DarthMoose74's. ( a friend from the Astromech Factory )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkV98hDumc8
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im so in for this one...

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Post by 9 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:46 pm

As a big fan of astromechs, i can't miss this!!

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Post by hbng » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:43 pm

I've just got access to the blue prints in astromech.net. Let me see if it's possible to get someone in Singapore to make the aluminium parts. Can probably save more. Will need to get it approved to make sure it is R2builder-quality.

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also..

Post by icemann » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:49 am

since we are discussing this project.. r2's got a variety of retractable arm functions.. in addition to him rolling around.. i wonder if there might be some additonal functions that we might like to consider putting our astromech droid 8)
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Post by assjedi » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:57 am

like carrying your favourite can of soda.
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That's just a "table" on top of his head. ;)
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Re: also..

Post by 9 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:49 pm

icemann wrote:since we are discussing this project.. r2's got a variety of retractable arm functions.. in addition to him rolling around.. i wonder if there might be some additonal functions that we might like to consider putting our astromech droid 8)
projector? that might add some weight to the costly part...haha
or maybe just a powerful torch to illuminate?

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Post by hbng » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:08 pm

I've done some research, and the cost of building one range from few hundred to few thousand. The difference in price depends on factors such as static vs RC R2; wood or aluminium, etc.

I'm trying to see if we can get someone local to make the parts, so if you have worked with anyone or any company that does metal work, please let me know.....

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