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BT-1's "live fire" test

A project log for Star Wars: BT-1 the Blastomech

BT-1 was introduced in the Star Wars Darth Vader comic books as a twisted mirror version of R2-D2. BT-1 is the first and only Blastomech.

Kenneth ZabornyKenneth Zaborny 05/27/2018 at 20:120 Comments

The big day is finally here. BeeTee gets real ammo (in the form of foam darts) for his chain gun. What does he immediately do with it? Watch and see:

Yeah, he shoots me. A lot. I have the voltage down on that gun and those darts STILL hurt. I will definitely not be firing him at anyone not wearing Stormtrooper armor unless they're a friend that has earned a dart or two. I'm also going to print some orange plugs for the guns so I can be 100% sure he's convention safe.

That's not the end of this project. I still have to clean up the battery boxes, figure out why his dome won't spin right, and I will probably build a varying set of weaponry for him. I also want that other chain gun to fire. 

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