James Bruton from XRobots shared a great update to his Star Wars projects. Heavily inspired by the new Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Bruton talks about his future plans to make a fully 3D Printed light saber that has a retracting blade with sounds and LEDs. He also gets started on his fully 3D printed R2-D2 project by designing an entire frame which he plans to publish so anyone can make modifications to his design. We’re excited to see Bruton taking on very bold projects and we encourage you to check out his YouTube channel for more updates – Every Tuesday and Friday.
Big Cheers to Mr. James Bruton!
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