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  1. KennyZ

    BT-1 the Blastomech

    Disclaimer, I do not arm him with rounds at conventions. I am going to print some orange plugs for the guns. Now, on to the fun. In true BeeTee fashion he shot me as soon as he got the chance. Prior to this video I did a test. His gun clicked but for some reason wouldn't fire a dart. That...
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    Mobicon is this weekend and BeeTee joined me as my solo droid (static BB-8 doesn't count) this convention. One, because Chop is in bad shape and two, there's a tropical storm barrelling down on us and I don't want to wrangle multiple droids through it. Standard pre-con photo with Marks47 and...
  3. KennyZ

    Gonk Gonk Gonk

    Thank you for the sounds. I am planning a Gonk soon and it will definitely get used. Your Gonk looks awesome.
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    Blastomech update and a lot of showing off. BeeTee, Chopper, BB-8, and I attended a new local con called Forward City Con in Foley Al. Unfortunately the other droid builders and the 501st garrison couldn't make it. Weather threats were pretty severe but it held off until...well, it still hasn't...
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    The chain gun works properly. Next up will be to get it wired into the droid and mounted on the shoulder.
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    I've been working on the electronics to make the foam gun work. I think I have it sorted so next time I'll be wiring up the gun. The remote trips the relay to provide voltage to the gun. I've already modified the trigger to be "always on" so as soon as it gets power it starts to shoot. I'm...
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    Some of them like the footshells where I am backing the seams with fiberglass. Usually I weld the ABS using acetone. The superglue gel holds very well and fills seams. I just prefer to acetone weld whenever I have a large surface area of ABS.
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    He's not actually complete. I am missing a lot of details. I'm hoping to get those ironed out and a working foam gun before the next outing which is in a month. About an hour before the convention ended I found another problem with those rockets sticking so far out. Inconsiderate children...
  9. KennyZ

    BT-1 the Blastomech

    Here's a short video of BeeTee outside the convention center entertaining the crowds. As you can see that center footshell is toast. I am definitely upgrading to a set of omniwheels. Shortly after this video my left foot motor stopped working again. It was one of K-9's original motors so...
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    BeeTee made it to Pensacon! Unfortunately due to some people that cheated the parking system they had set up we ended up over 3 blocks away from the convention center. My hastily designed center foot combined with sidewalk cracks caused my center foot to be obliterated. I don't think I can...
  11. KennyZ

    BT-1 the Blastomech

    Haley was evicted shortly after the photo. BeeTee is evil but not THAT evil. Even the vet is convinced she's a little demon. Today was wiring day with BeeTee. First I cut a large cutting board in half and cut a section of aluminum channel from a shower stall that I was given into lengths the...
  12. KennyZ

    BT-1 the Blastomech

    I'm down to the wire on BeeTee. One week until Pensacon and when I would love to debut him. He won't have any firing weapons at the con but he will be a moving droid...I hope. Getting the foot drives sorted. I think they will be functional. We'll see. Blurry photo of their install: In...
  13. KennyZ

    BT-1 the Blastomech

    Hopefully all I have is a horrible cold but since Pensacon is looming I worked through it. It slowed me down but I was still able to get BeeTee up on his feet today...well, two of them anyway. I left my center foot shell at a fellow builder's house. I wanted to get it tomorrow but with how I...
  14. KennyZ

    BT-1 the Blastomech

    The eye is still probably my favorite part. Today I tackled the front logic displays since I got my parts in to tinker. It works better than I expected. The prototype light capture cone is a KCup from a Keurig and some electrical tape. I'm going to print a proper one now that I know this...
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    BT-1 the Blastomech

    I haven't been able to do much to BeeTee with the weather around here acting up. I've finally committed to cleaning out my storage room so I can do some work inside the house instead of in the garage. Before the cold snap I managed to get the utility arms mounted. I cut down and modified the...

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