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Conversions R2D2 Parts Package Price List.
03/21/17 - SAK (Swiss Army Knife) CS:R Center Foot
11/13/16 - notes added about CS:L vs CS:R and fit of tabs
notes added to clarify that no mechanical parts are included
have been approved by the R2BC Builder's Council to offer CNC cut parts
packages based on the designs I have posted on my website. All
of the construction information, drawings
and assembly diagrams are
located here: R2D2-media-conversions.net
will NOT be any runs for these packages. They are cut to
order, on a First Come, First Served basis.
also offer 3D printed parts that have enhancements, modifications, or
improvements over the standard versions of the parts. See r2-3d.media-conversions.net
While Autocad .dwg plans are available for each of the parts packages,
pre-cut parts are available for those who want them.
With one or two minor exceptions, noted on the information &
assembly pages cited above,
I DO NOT
INCLUDE ANY MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL PARTS IN THESE PARTS
vs CS:R - my reference for the differences
between Club Spec: Legacy and Club Spec: Revisited is the CSR Overview and Files Wiki
Basically the bulk of the changes occurred in the Body, requiring and
update to the Frame and Skins.
There were changes to parts outside the body
Legs - CS:R ankles
feature more detail, clearly call out mounting points, and are
[note: my Leg
is a one piece design that combines what the spec calls the Legs and
the Outer Ankles.]
- The CS:R center foot changes key dimensions and adds improved detail
- The CS:R "Empire
Strikes Back" battery boxes resemble
the Club Spec Legacy battery boxes
My Legs, Center Foot and Battery
Box parts packages are all CS:L.
People who are not R2BC club members & Droid Builders will,
most likely, never notice the difference.
I'm currently offering the following parts packages:
Eggcrate Frame (frame only, second copy
Ring 1 provided to complete construction)
Eggcrate Frame + Skirt. CS:L
F+S Bundled Price: Ordered Together a $230
|3-leg Fixed Shoulders
|2-leg Fixed Shoulders
Eggcrate Frame, Skirt, 3-leg Fixed Shoulders, Utility Arm
Package Bundled Price: Ordered Together a $310
NOTE: The CS:L Eggcrate Frame
does not have a rear door that opens.
If you want/need a rear door that opens you need to order the CS:R
Motivator for CS:L & Dave Edwards Styrene Droids
Engraved Skins - Either White or Black versions are available
or with Legs
Beam Legs (pair of legs)
Center Foot with 3D printed aprons
(Swiss Army Knife) CS:R Center Foot
Wheel Holder for SAK CS:R Center Foot
Spacer for Center Foot (See Center
Foot Mechanical Parts List)
Spacer for Center Foot & pair of mating shoulder bolts
Printed Battery Boxes (pair) - either
"Standard" or "with Cutouts"
Motor Outer Foot Drives &
Shells (pair, 2 drives, 2 shells)
the note above. Foot drives do not include: motors, wheels, sprockets,
|CS:R NextGen ANH Frame w
Removable Rear Door & Center Core,
Skirt, Dome Motivator, Utility Arm Box and CS:R Shoulder Hub. Bundled
Price: Parts not available separately
ANH Engraved Skins - Either White or
Black versions are available
or with Legs
Why Buy Pre-Cut
I mention some of this in the Background page, but for those
you who want more depth, I have a set of reasons why buying precut
parts makes sense for some people.
First, if you have a complete
workshop, and all kinds of power tools, then most likely you don't need
to buy pre-cut parts. If not, read on.
Dave Everett got me
started on this project when he posted his Styrene Droid Plans. I thank
him every chance I get. He made his design so most of it cut be cut in
straight lines by scoring and snapping the plastic. And while you can
cut the curved parts without a router it's a lot easier to do so if you
My reasons for suggesting you buy Pre-Cut parts:
accidentally cut the tip of my finger off (just a little bit) when it
extended itself over the edge of the steel rule I was using as a guide.
I've read in other builder's blogs where they recount more serious
injuries caused by a knife slipping. At least one blogger reports
trimming a fingernail on a spinning router blade. Fortunately it was
just the nail. Power tools can be nasty. I've had my own close
encounters of the finger kind.
tools are also noisy and tend to spread their mess around. Even my CNC
machine, with a vacuum pickup on the cutting head spreads little bits
of styrene all over the area. One blogger described cutting styrene
using a router table as a "snowstorm of chips". Because they carry a
static charge the chips go everywhere. Takes a while to clean up, and a
good vacuum. If you have neighbors close by, using a router will have
to be confined to times when the noise won't disturb them too much.
That might not fit in with your construction schedule.
possible to score and snap styrene .125 in thick (and thinner, of
course). I've done it. The edge isn't square (it's usually close).
Unless you scored a set of parts at one time they are going to be
slightly different sizes. There will also be a raised edge on the side
where the knife scored. It's difficult to score and snap parts from .22
in thick styrene. (I'd say impossible, but there's most likely someone
out there who has done it!) While my parts need some finish work to
& Flash removing those imperfections is relatively
easy. Where strength is an issue I cut my parts from .22 in or .1875
you don't own a router, or don't have a friend you can borrow one from,
you'll have to buy a tool that you won't make much use of just to get
smooth curved cuts. I'm focusing on supplying
that you can't easily make on your own.
In the end it's your decision on how to spend your time and
Expectations about the Fit of CNC Cut Parts.
parts packages utilize tab & slot construction methods to
parts are aligned during the construction process. It also adds
strength to the completed assembly.
However, it is not without one serious drawback. Solvent
glue assembly expects a tight fit between the parts. Glue is drawn into
the joint by capillary action, melting both surfaces and causing them
to fuse together. They have to be in tight contact for the process to
work. As a result, if I'm designing a slot to
accept the tab on a .125 (1/8 inch, 3mm) thick part then I'm cutting
the slot to be .125 wide.
assumption is that the sheet of plastic the part is being cut from is
.125 thick. Slightly less than .125 will still work. Slightly more than
.125 will cause the tab to be a tight fit in the slot. Any thickness
that's significantly more than .125 will require the slot to be
enlarged (a flat file works nicely,
just don't get carried away). In some cases it might be easier to file,
or sand, the tab instead of enlarging the slot.
neither the CNC shop, who get their 4x8 sheets of styrene from a
wholesaler, or the wholesale suppliers themselves, have any control
over what the manufacturers ship to them. Sometimes everything fits
very nicely, sometimes the fit is very tight. It's better to enlarge
the slot than to try to force the fit as the parts can warp. It's also
the reason I recommend dry fitting all of the parts in an assembly
step before you glue anything.
send me email at fpirz at media dash
conversions dot net
to tell me:
who you are
(the name you'd like to show up in the order list)
where to ship the order
how to contact you (email address)
what you want
I've been able to locate a local CNC shop that can cut parts
me. While I'm no longer working alone I'm also NOT doing a parts "run".
As orders are received,
they are listed on the order status page. An
acknowledgment email will
be returned for the order.
Material costs are based on current prices for single 4x8 sheets of
Styrene and may change with market conditions.
If you decide to cancel just send an email and I'll note that in your
Parts are cut to order, packaged and
usually shipped in the order that requests have been received.
I may have cut parts in stock that can be used on later orders while
I'm waiting for the shop to cut the material for the next order on the
In that case, I will ship the parts for the later order first.
Once the material is cut and ready to ship I'll send a
for shipping and cutting costs per your order request.
Orders are shipped via USPS Priority 1 mail, with delivery confirmation.
I accept orders and ship internationally, please be aware that
international shipping costs are very high. Consider locating a CNC
shop in your country and having them cut parts for you based on the
3D printed parts are tough and durable, they are difficult to package
along with cnc cut parts. If there are only a few 3D parts I attempt to
package them with the CNC parts. Otherwise they are shipped in a
separate package. Battery Boxes & the CS:R Frame require a
~ 4 Lb box for 3D parts.
skins, because of their flexibility and size ~20x30 size either ship
alone ~5 Lbs, or if the order includes Legs, sandwiched between the
20x30 Leg panels.
USPS has a maximum weight limit of 70 Lbs. The CNC parts of
a "one of everything
order" including a CS:R frame comes out to ~ 77 Lbs and exceeds that
limit. The CNC parts will be shipped
in two ~ equal packages, the 3D parts will be shipped separately.
Shipping is not included in the prices. To estimate shipping
add up the weights of the parts you are interested in, add an
additional 4 lb for packing material, and then go to the USPS
My zip code is 08527 (Jackson, NJ). I typically ship via Priority 1.
These weight numbers are just estimates. I'll charge you exactly what
USPS charges me for your package when I send your invoice.
Very little in life is guaranteed. If
you have a problem please contact me. My instructions might not be
clear. If there's a problem with a part I can send you a replacement.
If you've looked at the package you've gotten and simply decided It's
not really what you wanted let me know. I want
to know why I didn't
meet your expectations. If you haven't glued
things together send it back and I'll refund your purchase
price, less shipping cost.
I'm not selling
these packages on eBay. However, If you check out my Media-Conversions
store on eBay
you'll find that I have close to 100% feedback rating on over 870 sales
(actually more, not every buyer bothers to provide feedback). One
buyer, out of over 870, was unhappy and didn't give me a chance to deal
with his problem.
customers and I'll do just about anything to make sure you like what
Contact me using: fpirz (at) media (dash) conversions (dot)
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