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March 25, 2016 AT 9:00 am

How to build your own R2-D2 with the Raspberry Pi Zero @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Super cool Star Wars themed project from TechRadar.

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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