ISSUE 16

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“This issue includes the first part of the bottom layer of the head frame, which has mountings for the projector and status display. You have also received a number of screws and nuts to use during the next stages of assembly.”

Contents


Parts

Hardware

TypeQuantitySizeColorHeadFor
Screw122x6 mmSilverPanMetal
Nut102x4 mmSilver
Screw52.3x6 mmBlackPanPlastic
Screw52.3x3 mmBlackCountersunkPlastic

Magazine

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  • Understanding Robotics – The History of Computer Control
  • Build R2-D2: Model Instructions

Build


Extending the Head Frame

Steps 1-4

Align the Dome Frame in this issue with the dome chassis assembly from the previous issue aligning the mounting bracket holes:

This can be aligned using these tiny matching arrows:

Steps 5-6

While holding the Dome Frame in place, fit a nut into each hexagonal recess and secure with two (2) 2×6 mm silver screws:

Thoughts


This issue requires paying attention to the location of the Dome Frame as there are no other frames to align against. The small arrows really help get this in the right place. The only part in this issue, the Dome Frame, is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 97

Next Up


 Issue 17 – Dome Frame, Infrared/Motor Cables

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