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December 18, 2015 AT 1:00 pm

Turn An R2-D2 Toy Into A Real Robot With Raspberry Pi Zero #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #PiZero

Make your R2-D2 toy mobile with Raspberry Pi. via tech radar

What Star Wars fan hasn’t dreamed of owning their own droid? The droids C-3PO and R2-D2 serve as the narrators to an epic story encompassing good versus evil.

C-3PO is a protocol droid who lives to serve his master, while R2-D2 was first seen (chronologically) in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and saved Queen Amidala and her party as they left the planet of Naboo. R2-D2 is an Astromech droid, a robotic engineer that can fix any problem.

In this tutorial we’ll construct our own R2-D2 robot by hacking a store-bought toy with the latest Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Zero.

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