Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wondercon 2011 - Radio Controlled R2D2 at Wondercon

One of the coolest booths I saw at the first day of Wondercon 2011 was the Droid Builders club booth. It's a support mechanism where Star Wars Fans can band together to make their own droids like the remote controlled R2D2 unit on the floor. It was about the same height as the movie version and moved and made sounds from the movie. It was a pretty awesome display of engineering. Someone uploaded a short video of it operating.

My daughter was transfixed by it. She was asking the man all kinds of questions and her mind was ablazed with curiosity. It was worth going just for that.
Totally Wired - Droid parts
YouTube - Radio Controlled R2D2 at Wondercon
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