Assembling a Battle Droid

by Jerry Chevalier

dsc00711The battle droid came as a ready made kit from Mardon in the Phillipines. All I had to do was assemble him. He had some minor damage to the neck area from inadequate packing which Mardon fixed immediately. I modified the battle Droid by cutting the backpack off so I could install the sound card, speakers, motors and servos for the head so it could move and tell people they were …uh…under arrest! The first thing I had to do was assess what I had to work with and where I would be placing the hardware for the electronics.