Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tech: Anatomy of an Astromech Droid

What goes into making R2-D2? In the Star Wars universe, it’s a bunch of fictional technological bits and bobs. In the movies, it’s usually a bit of electronics and Kenny Baker. But if you’re building an astromech droid from scratch, it takes a hell of a lot of technical wizardry, as this video about the R2-D2 Builders Club demonstrates.
"What makes up an R2-D2 Astromech? We chat with members of the R2 Builders club to learn about the process of building your own droid--the materials, power systems, and electronics needed to get started. Chris James of the Bay Area club chapter opens up his own R2 and shares the custom controls and components he's designed to make his droid come alive!"

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