A JediCon SP chega a sua 15ª edição e será no dia 11 de Outubro de 2015

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O evento mais cultuado pelos fãs e admiradores da saga “Star Wars”, a JEDICON SÃO PAULO, chega à sua 15ª edição, e acontecerá no domingo, 11 de Outubro de 2015, das 10h às 18 horas, na FAPCOM (Faculdades Paulus  de Tecnologia e Comunicação), localizada na R. Major Maragliano, 191, Vl. Mariana – próximo ao metrô Ana Rosa. 

LOGO     …. estaremos la!!!

Droid Building Part Terminology

Below are pictures of the excellent R&J dome, as completed by Mike Marosy. Please see text below the pictures for detailed information on the part names and description.

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  1. Radar Eye Also called the ‘main eye,’ it’s one of the more recognizeable dome parts. This part is used on R1s, R2s, R3s, R4s, and R6s.
  2. Radar Eye Lens Pretty much self-explanatory. These are available from a couple builders in acrylic or optical grade quality. They have been purely black in color, tinted bronze or grey. A low buck approach is to use 4 inch hemispherical Christmas decoration kits that are widely available during the holidays in craft stores.
  3. Front Logic Display These were initially color wheels spinning in front of a light source for the glowing effect. Builders now use ultrabright LEDs soldered into PCBs and they’re very bright.
  4. Front PSI (Process State Indicator) The front PSI, for most droids, is a two-color fading light panel. The hole for the front PSI is smaller than the rear, and the cover is usually a milky white colored plastic. The fading light effect has recently been accomplished by PCBs which use two ultrabright LEDs, and color shift is controlled by a potentiometer on the board.
  5. Holoprojectors (HPs) There are three of these on a standard R2 Unit, one in the front, one in the back, and one in one of the top pie panels (see below). They are readily available in cast resin, either stationary or moveable, and on occasion done in an aluminum run. The original screen used HPs were reading lights from Vickers Viscount airplanes, used in Great Britain beginning in the early 1950s.
  6. Pie Panels These are pie shaped pieces often cut from the dome. These can open to reveal extensions from the dome such as periscopes or lifeform scanners.
  7. Dome Panels These parts of the dome, including the pie panels, may be painted, etched or cut from the dome, and may open by means of servos and hinges.
  8. P5 Picture Panel P5 refers to the name of the panel in the R2 Builders Group blueprints. The panel has an open round-cornered center with shows the aluminum dome underneath. In a scene in the movie Return of the Jedi, the panel glows red.
  9. Rear PSI (Process State Indicator) The rear PSI, like the front, is a two-color fading light panel. The hole for this PSI is larger than the front, and recently has used the same PCB as the front, both powered by a single 9V power source. The standard colors for an R2 astromech is green and yellow.
  10. Dome Bumps These are two small raised domes on the back of the dome, just above and to the right of the rear PSI on a standard R2 unit. They have been offered in aluminum in the past, and are regularly available in cast resin.
  11. Rear Logic Display Like the front logics, these were initially actuated with a spinning color wheel, illuminated by fiberoptics. Recently, builders have used approximately 100 LEDs in the small area with inexpensive flashing circuits, controlled by a PIC microcontroller. The LEDs are generally green, yellow and red in color.
  12. Dome Ring On the three part, laser cut R&J and 300mm domes, the lower ring is separate from the rest of the dome. An inner ring forms a lip which provides a surface for attaching to a Rockler lasy susan bearing, making it possible to rotate the dome. This inner lip has holes drilled which are lowered over bolts protruding up through the Rockler bearing. The bolts are kept long, so the dome won’t accidentally fall off and precluding fasteners. On other domes, like the C&J and earlier one piece blank domes, the outer rings are etched into the dome.

Additional Dome Details

Dome Panels

Top pie panel assignments

  1. Saber Launcher / Mud Slinger
  2. Life Form Scanner
  3. Top Holo Projector
  4. Possible location of Periscope
  5. Periscope location on some toys
  6. Possible location of Periscope

Body Terminology

These photos are of the Kenny Baker Artoo soon to be on display at the Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Photos courtesy Mike Harrison.

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A note on Skins. Droid builders have used a variety of methods for making the main body for their droids. Currently popular is the frame and skin method, where a frame of aluminum, wood or PVC is sheathed in skins made of either Sintra, styrene or aluminum. These skins are either hand cut or laser cut, and often are made of two 1 millimeter layers, to show door gaps and recessed panels. These can be made to open by radio control by use of servos, or can open manually. Sintra or styrene skins are flat, where aluminum skins are pre rolled and laser cut. These aluminum skins are offered in runs on occasion when there is demand for them. There are some builders who hand cut Sintra skins for other members, or they can be purchased in a laser cut set from A&A. The A&A skins come in sets for R2-Units and R7-Units. Both sets of skins have extras which include flatpacks, or flat faces of the parts that can be assembled into a three dimensional part.

Skins have also been available as a two-piece fiberglass set. Previously, bodies were made from a Sonotube frame, a tube form made from highly pressed cardboard of about 5/16″ thick, in a diameter of approximately 18 inches. These could be used with or without a support frame and have skins attached. Also popular was the Tape-ease plywood cylinder. These were also solid enough to preclude the need for a support frame. Many older droids were made with these. Lastly, some builders have explored using a large diameter piece of white PVC pipe and etching the body panels into it. In this case also the body might be strong enough that a support frame may not be needed.

  1. Large Data Port (LDP) These have been available in aluminum runs, and are readily available in resin. There is only one LDP, in the front of the droid, at the base of the dome.
  2. Utility Arms These are also available on occasion in aluminum runs, or are readily available in resin. There are two per droid, and are interchangeable. These are usually mounted in a grid-like arm carrier frame, and usually comes as part of the frame.
  3. Front Vents There are three separate parts to these vents. The vent internals are different between the top and bottom, and are available occasionally in aluminum runs. These are also available in styrene as part of the A&A Skins set. In this set they come as separate pieces in a ‘flatpack’ and are glued together with a styrene adhesive. There is also an outer frame to the vents, known as vent surrounds. These have been offered in aluminum runs, and are also available in resin. There are two vents on a standard R2-Unit.
  4. Side Vents These blue and metal parts are in the body, under the legs. They have ben offered in aluminum runs, and are available as part of the A&A Skins set as a flatpack that is glued together. There are two on a standard R2-Unit, one under each leg.
  5. Coin Slots These are usually made in a ‘strip’ of rectangular pieces that are slotted on the face, and attached to a backing strip. They have been offered in aluminum runs, and are readily available in resin. There is one strip on the standard R2-Unit.
  6. Pocket Vents These are similar in appearance to the side vents, except for a recessed metal pocketed at the bottom of the part. They have been offered in aluminum runs, and are made available as part of the A&A skins set as a flatpack. There are two per standard R2-Unit, toward the bottom of the body.
  7. Coin Returns These have been available in aluminum runs, and are offered as part of the A&A Skins set as the faces only. The recessed box needs to be made separately. Some builders have made these by hand from scrap aluminum with good results. There are three on a standard R2-Unit, with the front being larger than two on the back, toward the bottom of the main body.
  8. Power Couplings These are round ports that mount flush with the skin. These have been made available in aluminum runs, both with and without the external surround. They are readily available in resin. There are two per standard R2-Unit, one in the front center of the body at the bottom, and one in the back center at the bottom.
  9. Octagonal Ports These are octagonal shaped parts that mount flush with the skin, like the power couplings. These have been offered in aluminum runs, as well as readily made in resin. There are two per standard R2-Unit, mounted toward the bottom of the body.
  10. Skirt The skirt is mounted to the base of the body, or the lower frame ring. These have been made in a variety of ways, from being offered in an aluminum run to being scratchbuilt with a wood frame and styrene or Sintra curved face pieces.

Leg Terminology

This is a photo of a typical R2-Unit leg and foot. Sorry for the complex picture, but this is a complex part. This photo came from pictures taken recently of one of the Kenny Baker Artoos likely used in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Parts for these droids were reused over several movies, so the dome may be recognized from one scene in one movie, yet the body or skins recognized as from another movie.

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  1. Shoulder Horseshoes These are called horseshoes because they resemble an upside down horseshoe. They have been available in aluminum, but are not likely to be cast in resin due to their size. Larger resin parts will warp as they cure because of the heat released during the process. These have been successfully made from layers of 1/8 inch MDF and Sintra, and are occasionally available as an A&A part in styrene. Overlapped layers allow the inner surfaces to be painted aluminum or chrome to replicate the ridged surfaces, while the outer edges are finished smooth to look like a single, thick piece.
  2. Shoulder Hub These are aluminum (or aluminum colored) parts mounted in the round hole created by the shoulder horseshoes. They have been available in aluminum part runs, and are readily available as cast resin parts.
  3. Booster Covers Large structures on the side of the leg that (in the movies) split apart to extend Artoo’s rocket boosters. These were seen in Episode 2: Attack of the Clones and Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. These have been offered in aluminum runs, and are readily available in resin. Some builders have made these from wood as well as styrene.
  4. Leg Struts Cylindrical lathed pipes that insert into, and run the length of, the booster cover. At the top they are connected to a box on an angle. These are available in resin and have been run in aluminum.
  5. Main Leg The main structural part of the leg itself is the base onto which the detail parts are attached. These have also been available in aluminum part runs, separate from the ankle.
  6. Shoulder Hydraulics Metallic tube/pipe structure which mount inside the long opening in the shoulder horseshoes. These have been made in aluminum runs and are available in resin.
  7. Shoulder Buttons Small metallic cylinders which mount into the two small openings on the shoulder horseshoes. These each have three holes and resemble metal bottle caps. These are available in resin and have been made in aluminum runs.
  8. Ankle Bracelet Thin metal plate which caps the top of the ankle. These have been offered in aluminum part runs and have been made in styrene and other plastics.
  9. Outer Ankle Sides Also referred to as ‘beefy ankle pieces’ these refer to the curved portion of the ankle that faces away from the body. They are offered in resin castings, and have been made from wood and tape-ease cylinders.
  10. Ankle Details Angular flat parts which are attached to the front and backs of the ankles. These have been offered in aluminum part runs, are available in resin, and have been built from wood and styrene.
  11. Ankle Cylinder Wedges Triangular shaped wedges which connect the ankle cylinders to the ankle sides. These are available in resin and have been made in aluminum part runs, as well as built in wood and styrene.
  12. Ankle Cylinders Metal-colored cylindrical shaped pipes that mount to the ankle. There is a wide, flattened notch which allows for the appropriate mounting. Runs have been done in aluminum and these are readily available in resin. These have also been made in wood with a lathe.
  13. Ankle Cylinder Holders Crescent-shaped parts which attach to the lower portion of the ankle and cradle the ankle cylinder. These are available in resin and have been made in aluminum part runs as well as built from wood.
  14. Under Shoulder Details Small structures consisting of a knurled cylindrical shape with smaller pipes attached at a 90 degree angle. Metallic in color, they attach into the recessed area on the undersides of the main leg. These have been made in aluminum part runs and are readily available cast in resin.
  15. Main Footshell Trapezoidal shaped foot covering. For most R2 Builders Club droids, these are not structural. These have been made from a variety of materials, are available in styrene flatpacks, have been made in aluminum and steel part runs, and scratchbuilt in wood and grey sheet PVC. Also have been made in fiberglass. Several of the details below have been built into the footshells, especially when cast in fiberglass. Outer footshells are larger than the center footshell.
  16. Foot Side Plate Plate which attaches to the foot shell sides, and usually through which the foot motors and drivetrain is accessed. These are usually part of the footshells, and have several detail parts attached to them.
  17. Half Moon Details Half moon shaped part which attaches to the foot side plates. These are available in resin and have been made in aluminum part runs, as well as scratchbuilt in wood and styrene. Half moon details for the outer feet are larger than those for the center foot.
  18. Foot Details Small raised areas which attach to the side plates. These have been available in aluminum part runs and have been scratchbuilt in wood, styrene and other plastics.
  19. Battery Boxes Boxes with curved top and bottom sections, which fit into the insides of the outer feet. These do not necessarily have to hold batteries, but some builders have used them for this purpose. These have been available in aluminum part runs and custom made with thin-wall PVC.
  20. Battery Box Harnesses Metallic structures which attach to the upper and lower overhangs on the battery boxes, and give the appearance of latches. These have been available in aluminum runs, and are readily available in resin.
  21. Foot Hoses Braided metal hoses which connect the battery boxes to the outer footshells.
  22. Knurled Fittings Knurled metallic fittings into which the foot hoses insert. These have been offered in aluminum part runs and are readily available in resin.
  23. Foot Strips Thin aluminum strips which attach to the front and back of the feet. On the fronts of the feet, the knurled fittings insert into these foot strips.

130 dias para a Jedicon….

Esperava mais fotos na revista, mas enfim... a capa ficou show

Esperava mais fotos na revista, mas enfim… a capa ficou show

Chegou a placa que o Douglas Baroni fez para mim. CARGA automatica das baterias do meu R2... to mais feliz q mosca em tampa de groselha...

Chegou a placa que o Douglas Baroni fez para mim. CARGA automatica das baterias do meu R2… to mais feliz q mosca em tampa de groselha…

Just for fun

Just for fun

Road to Jedicon 2015

Mesmo Bate lugar, bate horário.

http://www.conselhosp.com/site/road-to-jedicon-2015/

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Fotos Jedicon2014

Eu e Carlos Gueiros apresentando o R2Builders para a galera.

Eu e Carlos Gueiros apresentando o R2Builders para a galera.

Eu/Daniel, Carlão e Marciano

Eu/Daniel, Carlão e Marciano

R2 do Carlao

R2 do Carlao

R2 Erick

R2 Erick

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Eu e o Vaidao

Eu e o Vaidao

Dando um role com os droids

Dando um role com os droids

Nosso canto na Jedicon

Nosso canto na Jedicon

Trouxeram uma nave no evento... cool

Trouxeram uma nave no evento… cool

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Super kit transporte com Daniel ajudando

Super kit transporte com Daniel ajudando

R2 to go

R2 to go

Socando o danado no carro

Socando o danado no carro

Carregando as baterias

Carregando as baterias

Montagem do Corpo em aluminio para exposicao

Montagem do Corpo em aluminio para exposicao

Montando o Body em Aluminio para expor na Jedicon

Montando o Body em Aluminio para expor na Jedicon

Jedicon 2014, join to the force…

Jedicon2014

Daniel & R2 evolution

Se preparando para a JediCon 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzBglv9gD18

 

JEDICON 2013 esta vindo aí… seu Astromech R2 está pronto?

O Conselho Jedi de São Paulo esta organizando o próximo encontro da JEDICON 2013 para outubro na FAPCOM.

Seu R2 estará pronto até lá?

http://www.conselhosp.com/site/jedicon2013/

New Kids on the block

Depois de tanto tempo andando sozinho no projeto, havia encontrado o Hermes Barreto de Brasília mas agora encontrei dois outros loucos, o Carlos Gueiros aqui de SP (by the way, perto aqui de casa) e o Douglas Baroni lá de Ipatinga. O Carlos é o owner da empresa BRASKING de hospedagem (http://brasking.com.br/) onde esse site agora esta sendo mantido, antes estava no UOL, mas com o apoio e suporte do Carlos, consegui ter esse blog muito mais estruturado, muito bom, recomendo. O Douglas é outro animal eletrônico louco, conhecido como O Lampadinha (http://lampadinhamg.webnode.com//) vejam o site dele, muito louco.carlos

Com a entrada desses novos amigos, o Carlos teve a idéia de criar o FORUM ASTROMECH BRAZIL no mesmo formato lá do fan clube nos EUA que pode ser acessado aqui: http://www.astromechbrazil.net/

É meu amigo, bem vindo ao mundo da força… lembre-se pode parecer fácil, mas esse astromech leva tempo e dedicação para conseguir realizar esse projeto. Welcome Carlos e Douglas ao time.

RETROSPECTIVA

MAY/2010 – Hoje fiz uma entrevista com a repórter da Revista Interna da empresa onde trabalho e compartilhei com ela os vídeos e fotos deste meu Hobby das criações que realizei para meus filhos, segue abaixo algumas delas onde me ajudaram ou apoiaram na realização:

Vide vídeo da Jedicon abaixo.

PAPIs Pista Autorama Pascoalato Internacional

Vide TAB acima.

Projeto Simulador Daniel X

Vide TAB acima.

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