Tag: Storm Trooper

element14 + Build Updates

So it appears that I am this months Member of the Month over at element14. Quite a surprise, no acceptance speech or anything though. Instead you get this old photo

Coming soon is the UK Maker Faire 2013 in Newcastle, I’ll be there, will you?


Build Updates!

The pep build is slowly coming on. Currently onto smoothing out the shell and getting the ears cut and built to go on. Need to find a suitable way to construct the lenses for the eyes.

New project is to build a guitar amp, and as a side project an Atari Punk. This started off well, until discovering I had forgotten to order a few heatsinks for the PSU. Fingers may have been slightly cooked.

What I’ve been up to…


Pep build, a set on Flickr.

Following on from the element14/Texas Instruments Ultimate Road Test, it was time for a little break. The solution was to work on something I’ve been planning a while. There were so many options for what to do, but in the end, there was only really one choice, the ever popular Storm Trooper.

Cue a good few hours work cutting out and joining the pep files (Naturally, I ended up finding on without the tabs on. That was fun…), next step was to reinforce it all. The simplest way was polyester resin and fibreglass. A bit of a messy job, but it seems to be working well. Next step is to remodel the areas that need it (Milliput and body filler), and after that is to paint it. This may take a while, but worth it.

For a first attempt, it isn’t going to be screen accurate, maybe next time though.

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