In the lead-up to the launch of ADABOX 008 (shipping late June/early July – sign up now), we’re celebrating some of our favorite #MakeRobotFriends from movies and television.
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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:
- Makezine guide
- Instructables low-cost, full-size, scratch-built R2-D2 tutorial
- Chris James’ R2-D2, which won four Make Magazine editors’ choice ribbons at Maker Faire
- DIY Planet Earth carboard R2-D2 construction