Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Periscope Lift

I got to the build night tonight and realized I left my dome panels at home, so I had nothing to work on for R2-NU. Clay has always been good at helping everyone else, so I helped him with his periscope. Clay started out by cutting the periscope opening in R2's dome and seeing how the Periscope he assembled last week (and painted/installed LEDs during the week) fit.

Clay decided to use a modified drawer slide to allow the periscope to slide in and out of the dome.

Clay cut a piece of PVC pipe to raise the periscope to the correct height. Later he will cut that pipe and install a servo to rotate it.

With the work done for the night, we took some pictures of the periscope in the dark with the panel cap installed.

1 comment:

  1. Are there any plans for the periscope? I'd like to make my own from sintra or styrene.
    Tom A.