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  1. TK-326's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2009, 2:22 PM - Steampunk droid #1

    The past couple of months I've made progress with my second droid. He's going to be done in the steampunk/Victorian/Jules Verne-style.

    So far I have copper panels for the skins, some brass details on the head and skins, and I've reconfigured the drink tray.

    He will be a part of a Steampunk Ghostbusters team for Dragon*Con 2009.

    More posts in my build blog: http://www.chrislee.tv/robotics/labels/steampunk.html





  2. CSMacLaren's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2009, 2:23 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #2

    Cool! Me like!
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    Apr 20, 2009, 2:40 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #3

    He just begs to have a steam whistle on him.... Please...

    That can be how he "talks" diffrent whistle sounds.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 2:47 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #4

    That is fantastic, can't wait to see more.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 3:16 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #5

    contec said: View Post
    He just begs to have a steam whistle on him.... Please...

    That can be how he "talks" diffrent whistle sounds.

    Or a whole series of pipes of different sizes, like you'd see on a pipe organ, or Pans' flute. Then it could do a whole range of sounds.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 4:32 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #6

    AWESOME I love Steampunk, and love what your doing
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    Apr 20, 2009, 5:24 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #7

    It would be cool to have some external brass wheels and pistons like on the old style steam trains.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 5:35 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #8

    I always wanted to do one like this, only use the wooden tube for the body. Have nice oak veneer on it all stained and sealed. I am glad someone is doing one like this. You throw on some of 3po's brass details also...
    Nice work Chris.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 5:46 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #9

    maybe a Coal chute as well.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 7:31 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #10

    dropshipbob said: View Post
    Or a whole series of pipes of different sizes, like you'd see on a pipe organ, or Pans' flute. Then it could do a whole range of sounds.
    Another cool thing about that is that it wouldn't just be another sound chip or some recording. If one could pull that off that is.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 7:53 PM - Re: Steampunk droid #11

    I LOVE IT Have been on a steam punk kick of late and that is a sweet prop you have there.
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    Apr 21, 2009, 4:43 AM - Re: Steampunk droid #12

    SO cool! I can't wait to see this finished! My only advice is don't go overboard with the victorian hardware (i.e., the door knob plate on the right side of the body..

    Jay
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    Apr 21, 2009, 5:54 AM - Re: Steampunk droid #13

    Fantastic!
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    Apr 22, 2009, 2:53 AM - Re: Steampunk droid #14

    smashing success so far!
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    Apr 22, 2009, 2:54 AM - Re: Steampunk droid #15

    Very damn cool!!!

    I love the "stache"!
  16. jason1976 is offline jason1976
    Apr 30, 2009, 4:04 AM - Re: Steampunk droid #16

    I love this sort of thing, and you've done a great job so far.

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