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Build your own R2-D2
June 2, 2005|Blatherings

Build your own R2-D2


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.



  • joshua
    August 31, 2008 at 6:17 am

    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.

  • August 31, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Joshua, check out Astromech.net, since they are the official website of the R2D2 builders club, I’m sure thay have good info….

  • August 31, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Awesome! I just finished a marathon Star Wars movie session too. Are you going to build one?

  • September 1, 2008 at 8:06 am

    I thought about it… it would be a lot of fun – but a lot of money too.

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