Build Your Own R2D2 by De Agostini Parts 3 & 4

Week 3

Wek 3 and 4 magazines have just arrived together in the post. No blister packs. The parts are just in small plastic transparent bags.

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Fit this panel to the leg from last week.

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Test fit the black lens and click the side panel in place.

This week’s edition comes with a PCB for testing the LED’s from weeks 1&2. Connect the the test PCB to the LED assembly from weeks 1&2.

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Week 4

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Connect the round die cast metal part to the leg assembly by inserting and twisting to lock into place.

At this point I should point out that for week 4 I had to guess how to assemble the parts as the magazine had a printing defect and the print was unreadable as you can see in the picture below…

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Snap the white plastic part onto the other end of the leg assembly. It does not attach properly yet, just loosely..

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Finally connect the battery box with (3 x AA batteries not supplied) to the test PCB assembly and the LED assembly. Press the test buttons to illuminate the red and blue LED’s. All OK!

Now for a quick email to De Agostini about their poorly printed magazine. Need to ask for a replacement with print I can read!

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pdclews

Lecturer in IT at East Berkshire College. Assessor & Verifier Technology Evangelist Hacker Tinkerer Collector of all things Retro Cyclist Kayaker Adventurer

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