Charge Bay Door

Hello, long time yet again. I actually have time to work on R2, but have found myself doing home improvement projects and job hunting. Guess which is more fun..

Anyway, I digress. Today for the first time I have a video – yep, a VIDEO of something I’m proud of. I wanted R2 to have a functional charge bay, similar to the one shown in Empire Strikes Back, namely in the scene on Dagobah. For you non-Star Wars nerds and or fans, I know, that’s a lot more information. But this is cool nonetheless, and will give R2 more of a real robot-y feel.

So, for now, the charge bay door, and using science in the form of a magnet, I can keep the door nicely shut so it’s not flopping open as R2 scoots about.

Watch and learn: