I had started this R2-Q5 project about 2-3 years ago but because of life getting in the way I’ve put this up on the shelf on and off but now finally I took the time this summer to focus and to finally get him done. Because this is actually my 3rd completed R2 building was straight forward and its amazing how much the previous builds have taught me. Anyway, here he is. I’m adding the final details this week and he will be having his premiere event this coming weekend. This will definately be my final R2 build as I have a bunch of other and even more exciting projects in the pipeline, which will be posted here of course ;-)
Hi everyone, its been a very long time since I’ve written in my blog. Last year I had a sad change of events in my life that needed me to take a few steps away from any hobby work and somewhat restart key parts in my life. Now however I’m back doing what I so love building and being creative.
The first major news is that I’m taking the challenge of working/refurbishing my R2’s and Wall-e with the help of a 3D printer. I’ll be building a MendelMax 2 from scratch and the parts are already on order. With this I plan to create my own designs for these robots I already have and for more advanced robot builds that I have already started designing for future builds. So all I can say is “watch this space” in the coming weeks ;-)
Earlier this week I was give the opportunity to revisit the Segeltorp Library. If you recall R2 and i visited them late last winter. This time I was invited to attend with Wall*E for the specially scheduled “Robot Week”. It wasn’t a “ginormous” turn out but it was still a success. Wall*E was given a very very heart-warming greeting from kids and adults alike. Elinor, the head-librarian was the perfect host and I want to extend a very humbling thank you to her and the Segeltorp Library for arranging this :
Its been a full year in so many ways. My Wall*E has finally made his première showing. My R2 has done quite a few events this year. We have been on TV programs, film premières, opening ceremonies, magazines, birthday parties, national and local newspapers and the list goes on and on.
The final event for this year was without my R2 but with my 501st Biker Scout armour on Christmas Eve. A few of us spent a few hours to meet and greet lesser privileged families and children. A local church in Stockholm had inquired and of course we jumped at the opportunity. Lets just say there wasn’t a dry eye under our masks. The love and affection those kids gave us was priceless and it gave purpose and reason as to why we do what we do. There’s no telling what 2013 will bring but it will be magical whatever happens!!