Build your own R2-D2

R2D2s

This would be cool. I want an R2-D2 to chase my kids around with. Mount a retractable tazer or cattle prod on it, and I would be all set to Battle Buzz-droids full on! This actually looks like it would be a blast, and surprisingly not that difficult to do. astromech.net has an excellent parts list and a ton of tutorials on how to build this spunky little droid, and while some parts are over the $400 mark, very few are much more than $150. So inside a year or so you could gather all of the parts and slowly build it.

Add your remote control, or hey I know, bastardize a RoboSapien for the remote and programmability and use parts from it to be able to add a some memory and routines to it. Of course, having not read all of the details – it might already be built into some of the designs. Bet your kid would win a Science fair with this.

4 thoughts on “Build your own R2-D2

  1. I want to build an R2D2 of my own…
    I just don’t know how.
    The internet won’t even help me!!!
    I need help, please.

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