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“This issue includes the next part of the framework for R2-D2’s dome, which will almost complete the final level, ready to fit the metal ring that runs all around the bottom. You have also received the first section of the ring frame and one of the connectors used to join it.”




Materials: The ring frame parts are metal and the Dome Frame is plastic.


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Extending the Framework

Steps 1-2

Retrieve the dome assembly from Issue 20. Fit the Dome Frame to the dome at this location, aligning the pins and holes:

Steps 3-6

While holding the Dome Frame in place, fit a 2×4 mm nut into each hexagonal recess and secure with two (2) 2×6 mm silver screws:

This is what it should look like installed:


We are only one Dome Frame away from completing the shell of the dome chassis! There is still so much to do. The metal ring parts will be used in later issues, so keep them safe.

Next Up

 Issue 24 – Right Wheel

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