Sunday, June 10, 2012

Attaching The Dome Motor Assembly To The Frame

I decided it was time to attached the dome motor assembly to the top board of the frame. In order for the Rocker Bearing (the Lazy Susan used to rotate the dome) to spin freely, I had to chisel out a couple of areas for the assembly to in the frame.
In order to get the Rockler Bearing to turn, the wheel needs to make constant contact with the innermost portion of the bearing. To ensure continual contact, a spring is attached between two bolts. One on the top frame and one on the motor assembly swing arm.
Once the spring is in place and all the bolts/screws are tightened R2-NU looked like the following.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dome Motor Assembly

I put together the dome motor assembly by attaching the copier motor I got from Clay Cardwell.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shoulder Shims

I traced the shoulder horseshoes onto 1/8" styrene. These will be the shoulder shims. The shims will have to be smaller than the shoulders/legs and the horseshoes all around the perimeter by 1/8", and will be sandwiched between the shoulders/legs and the horseshoes to give the outer legs a bulkier look.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Outer Leg Painting/Sanding

I hung up R2-NU's outer legs on some string (running it through the shoulder holes) between some stakes in the yard about a week ago. I sprayed the legs several times (I lost count of how many) to give them an even look. Last night I wet sanded the legs with a piece of 220 grit sand paper to even out the surface and remove a few paint drips.
Hopefully, sooner than later, I will be able to put the final coats of paint on R2's legs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Puttying The Outer Legs

With the wood glue dry, I puttied the gaps around the ankle pieces and the edges of the outer legs. I went a little overboard, but I figured I could sand everything down at once.