June 5th, 2005
Currently we are in
pre-production. All internal and external components are being
spec'd and double checked for accuracy and fit.
New masters for
the torso, doughnut and wrists have been created and prepared for
molding. Final fiberglass molds should be finished and delivered
to our fabrication company by the end of this month.
Samples of the power
supply, stereo system and other electronic componets are on hand
and are undergoing testing under operational conditions to ensure
they work together as expected without any interference issues.
Masters for the rubber
componets have been designed and are under construction as well.
I should have a sample set of legs, knees, arms and neck bellows
by the end of the month. The rubber tread belts will
be an injection molded continuous loop rubber belt with the correct
"v" shape. These have been designed based on
the original belt shape along with the 32 aluminum wheels.
Our current schedule
calls for all component designs to be finalized by mid July. Components
for the first 10 Robots plus the pre-production proto-type have
already begun to arrive. We plan to have all required components
on hand by the first of September. The pre-production
build up should be complete by October and we plan to deliver it
for final approval by Synthesis Ent. and Space Productions shortly
I've not taken much
time off to take progress photos. However, the animated image
below shows a comparison of the original Robot's chest area and
our replica's chest layout. This was done to ensure the chest
area components are laid out exactly like the original.