Anyone who knows something about robotics or is passionate about robots will have heard of the mythical R2D2, the famous robot from Star Wars. Since its appearance in the mythical film of the 80s until today, there have been many replicas of this robot: from toys to costumes through computer cases and cardboard reproductions. All kinds of copies, but were any of them authentic?
Briton James Bruton has embarked on a construction project of a real R2D2 with a plastic frame printed on your 3D printer. As James Bruton shows, this project is having good results since apparently things are going very well so far.
James Bruton is passionate about robotics and free hardware. He currently maintains the Xrobots website and a YouTube channel. It also has the support of the Patreon company, which maintains this robotic project.
In addition to the R2D2, James has built a Dalek
Once the project is finished, James Bruton will upload the project to a repository on Github so anyone can build their own R2D2. It is not finished yet so in this repository we will not be able to find all the files necessary for our R2D2 but little by little they will upload.
James Bruton is a great lover of robotics and Free Hardware. It currently broadcasts the Xrobots program on Youtube where you can see a multitude of projects related to robotics. If you visit the repository, you will have noticed that in addition to an R2D2, James Bruton has created or reproduced a Dalek robot, another of the mythical robots that have left the small screen.
This project is very interesting, since on the one hand people learn to build a robot and on the other hand they see their most childish dreams fulfilled, because who has never dreamed of having their own R2D2 that works like in the Star Wars movie?