My father was kind enough to make me aluminium greeblies for R5, they are great. From the start I have always wanted to have light in the ”eyes”. This was achieved by using a dooreye (peephole) and a 9000 mcd high intensity led, it really lights up nicely.

Soon there will be more skins and finalization of the dome and prepping for paint.

One issue that needs to be resolved is the neckring, I want it to look like aluminium…

Hinges and Domedrive

Well, this is not as easy as i first thought, the hinges has almost turned my hair grey. I want three function, one is to be able to open it via a switch in the robot(for when i dont have the remote near me) two is to open them via a remote, and last is to have them springloaded for those kids(and adults) that MUST open a hatch).

Anyways here are the hinges( not finished yet)


I have decided on trying the chaindrive rather than the plastic gear version, why? For starters i suits my budget more, and second i can make it myself(wich is the whole idea of this, right?)


Better to mount those little buggers now while there are some( and only some) freedom of movement to work from more than one angle, because once the skin is on you´re basically screwed in that department.

I bought 5 pcs microservos from China, typ SG90, 0.8 kg. i ended up spending about 2 hrs before i actually got some good results that i was happy with.

I hooked up the servo to my mousedroids 3rd channel which is a on/off type channel, the result is here below.

Helpful tip

If you mix PS with Gripen Remover, you will get att goo/sludge that can be used as glue or filler when you have cracks that you need to fill.

I used it on the inside of the shoulderfixing, where you glue two strips vertical to the plates where the grooves/holes are, there will be a tiny gap(let´s face it, nothing is 100% straight). I placed the plates in a downward angle and used a brush to apply the goo and it will make a solid joint when hardened.