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Beer2-D2 Meets R2-D2 [Video]

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We first saw the Beer2-D2 robot back in 2009 when it was a sculpture by Flickr user Lockwasher. However, the concept has been given a remote-controlled makeover by Steven Nelson.

And it only took 3 days to build it after I enjoyed the original contents of the keg (of course) The body is from a 5 liter Heineken keg the head is a stainless steel mixing bowl, the shoulders are tin cupcake molds and the wheel housings are butter dishes. The robot is has a 4WD drive train using hacked servos running at 9.6 VDC that are controlled by two Vantec RET411 speed controllers. For fun the robot has a i-Pod shuffle a set of amplified speakers and a light organ kit and LED strips

Thanks to Beer2-D2’s new found mobility, it got a chance to meet its idol in person. Check out the video after the break (just in time for Star Wars Day!).

(via Waylou)

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