That's right, we're back at DerbyCon with R2, and this time he's looking a lot more like himself!
R2-D2's dome is probably his most recognizable feature, so it has always been important that we get it looking as close to the original as possible. Fortunately, I think we did just that. Here's how it happened.
If you remember from R2's adventures at Derbycon 2018, we discovered that the motor control boards in the feet had some faulty components. As it turned out, they were never the correct ones to begin with. After we got R2 home and did some more inspection, we were certain it was the electronics that were … Continue reading Fixing the Motor Control Board
R2-D2's center foot is fairly simple compared to his other two feet. There are no motors, no control boards, and the whole thing's smaller. We built the bulk of it right around Halloween, and this is how it works...
Derbycon is a computer information security conference that takes place annually in Louisville, Kentucky. It also happened to be the site of R2's first public outing. Taking R2 to Derbycon had been a goal of ours for a while. As the weekend of October 4th approached and we made slow but steady progress on the … Continue reading R2-D2 at Derbycon