OK. As the title says, it is time to update the droids, replace worn out parts and update old make shift stuff with new electronics. Also, I have had an old wooden initial droid that I had at Celebration 4 that I had abandoned. It is time to finish it out as well and make it functional.
The wooden droid isn’t your typical R2 wooden droid. It is encased in a fiberglass skin that is NOT removable. This poses some challenges in getting parts into place. In addition, the leg mounts using the gas pipe method never worked fully. The legs would always move no matter how they were secured.
A special plate was developed to solved this problem and to free up internal space within the droid. New electronics and plates were added as well.
This JAG frame suffered a face plant damaging the front skins and doors. Also, the charging plate needed to be updated and new electronics needed to be replaced along with new dome drive, wider ankle locks, DPL plate replacement and electronics board refits. Also T. Seiko PS-050 servos for the Data probe and gripper arm will be installed along with motorized R2 arms. New skins are getting welded and will be painted to match. Also the single front vents will be replaced with a solid appliance.