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    Default R2-Q5 Droid - Ivan Octavio

    Hello everyone.

    This is my entry for the Magic Wheelchair Contest, let's gave some kiddo a taste of the Empire…
    R2-Q5 is a Galactic Empire R2 model droid (yes a sith R2 lol), you can see him on Episode VI Return of the Jedi.



    Specs:

    1. Selfie sticks never gets old…
    Yes, a good old selfie stick will be used to take some fun pictures at the Con. The Kiddo can raise the selfie stick and open the top hatch to take pics at 360 degrees.

    2. It's alive!
    The well-known R2 lights will flash and be flashy.
    Spinning dome: The "kiddroid" can spin Q5's head pushing the selfie stick to the left or to the right.

    3. Let's make some noise!
    This one definitively has to have some speakers attached to it, a simple media player (like a mobile phone or a tablet) could be used to play Q5's sounds. Maybe there is an android app out there with R2-Q5 sounds, our kiddo will have plenty of fun making it beep.

    4. I was here all the time!
    Frontal hatch opening mechanism: Once pulled inside will reveal who’s the master behind the living droid.
    This hatch will also have wide free spaces for the field of vision when is closed but if we want more clearance then this part could be made of black tinted acrylic.

    5. It's already cool but let's make it cooler!
    There is going to be a lot of places for ventilation, the main ones are on front where we can put 2 fans to let in fresh air from the outside, kiddos need to be comfortable.

    As you can see I thought about this on terms of simplicity and manual mechanics, pieces and software already existent that can interact physically with the kiddo but there is always room for upgrades (electronic mechanism) if our friends at Thingergy Inc cast some of their magic on it.

    For example:
    Electronic dome spin, a little camera connected to a laptop instead a mobile phone, you name it.

    I saw what the guys at Massivit 3D can do with their huge 3D printer surely they will have no issues with thick hollow parts cause the head and body of this model will be hollow as a soda can.

    Any input from the development team will be appreciated, best of luck to every fellow contestant.


    Cheers!

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    I like him! You've put a lot of thought into the little details. It'll be fun watching the project develop.

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    Default Just blocking this guy out

    So I finally got some time to start and post something.

    I found a good reference in the book "Star Wars: The Blueprints", although this one is going to be an stylized version of the Q5 I will put on it enough accurate detail to make him shine.



    Yes indeed Aurick, I thought a lot on the mechanics, size and aspect of the final 3D printed model, I don't want to make something without covering first its construction and functionality, this way the next team will have less issues to solve.


    See you soon, starting sculpt phase now.

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