ISSUE 96

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“The main part provided this time is the motor and gearbox that is used to turn R2-D2’s head. You also have a protective cover and the cable that connects the motor to the control circuit.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Motor Cover is the only non-electronic part in this issue and it is made of plastic.

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Build


Fitting the Drive Motor

Steps 1-3

Align the Motor Cover over the Dome Drive Motor as shown, and then press these together to clip into place:

Steps 4-5

Connect the larger plug of the Motor Cable into the socket on the Dome Drive Motor (it only fits one way):

Steps 6-8

Retrieve your Dome Motor Support Plate from the previous issues. Fit the Dome Drive Motor into the Dome Motor Support Plate as shown, aligning the shaft and four mounting holes:

Step 9

Fit small Spring Washers over the ends of four (4) 3×12 mm silver screws, as shown:

Steps 10-12

Loosely secure the Dome Motor Support Plate to the Dome Drive Motor with these screws. Once the final screw is inserted, tighten them all:

Steps 13-15

Retrieve your Bearing Housing assembly from the previous issue. Fit the four pins on the Bearing Housing into the matching holes of the Dome Motor Support Plate, as shown:

Step 16

Fit small Spring Washers over four (4) 2.5×6 mm silver screws, as shown:

Steps 17-19

Loosely secure the Bearing Housing to the Dome Motor Support Plate using these screws, as shown. Once the final screw is inserted, tighten them all:

Steps 20-22

Retrieve your Dome Drive Shaft from the previous issue. Slide the Dome Drive Shaft down through the Bearing and over the square motor shaft, aligning the Dome Drive Shaft so it fits all the way down onto the motor shaft as shown:

Thoughts


This is a serious little motor with a mount to match. It will soon live inside our R2-D2’s head!

Next Up


 Issue 97 – Camera, Lens Cover, Cable Labels/Ties (Coming Soon)

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