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ADABOX 008 is all about building #robots! JOIN NOW! Today’s Robot Archaeology #MakeRobotFriend is R2-D2! @adafruit

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Today’s robot is R2-D2 – everyone’s favorite astromech droid, and perhaps the most beloved droid in the sci-fi universe!

StarWars.com – A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant, he formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO.

Fans, makers, and hobbyists have been building and cosplaying as Star Wars droids seemingly since the beginning of time. Here’s a list of merely a few of the DIY R2-D2 creations out there:

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