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R2-D2 case mod
October 26, 2005 8:40 AM   Subscribe

"R2 that seg fault is popping up again, see if you can lock it down!"
posted by Witty (20 comments total)

 
Heh. Reminds of a college campus trash can some friends of mine "improved" during the opening week of Episode III.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:49 AM on October 26, 2005


Nerrrrrds!
posted by keswick at 8:49 AM on October 26, 2005


Cool. What more really is there to say?
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:53 AM on October 26, 2005


Just once I'd like to see one of these nerds case mod their Real Doll.
posted by wfrgms at 9:20 AM on October 26, 2005


Almost perfect. All they need to do now is replace R2-D2's eye with a digital projector, so R2-D2 can project his desktop onto the wall.

That will suffice until a holographic projector is invented...
posted by Lord Kinbote at 9:25 AM on October 26, 2005


Surely it's only a matter of time.
posted by keswick at 9:25 AM on October 26, 2005


Lord Kinbote, that's actually a pretty brilliant idea.
posted by blendor at 9:32 AM on October 26, 2005


Cool. What more really is there to say?

As one of about 12 people on the planet who love all six SW films I can quite clearly state that this is not cool. It's good. Nice bit of work 'n' all that, but not cool. Nerd-cool, maybe, but that's a whole different spectrum to actual cool. Or what keswick says, far more sucinctly ;-)

The floppy drive made me laugh...do people still really use those things? Retro-D2!
posted by i_cola at 9:36 AM on October 26, 2005


For extreme Star Wars geekery, this beats the hell out of people showing up at your Halloween party in Stormtrooper armour.
posted by palinode at 9:50 AM on October 26, 2005


wfrgms,

close enough?
posted by lyam at 9:57 AM on October 26, 2005


Nerd-cool, maybe, but that's a whole different spectrum to actual cool.

Nerd-cool is the new actual cool. Didn't you get the memo?
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:06 AM on October 26, 2005


I did. But I stuffed it into the mouth of one of the *nix druids down the corridor & gave him a wedgie.
posted by i_cola at 10:24 AM on October 26, 2005


That "improved" trash can is great.

It is disturbing how that little droid has become a sort of archetype in the consciousness of those of us who grew up in the Star Wars era.

How many of you have a shop-vac in the garage? How many of you refer to it as "R2"? (Scroll down for another one.)

These people named their air conditioner R2D2. It lives in their camper-van.

It's hard to look at U.S. Mail boxes on the street, or cylindrical stainless-steel garbage cans, without seeing a potential R2 unit. Sorta like Catholics are always seeing Mother Mary ...
posted by kenlayne at 11:48 AM on October 26, 2005


My day, er week will now be consumed by taking Lord Kinbote's suggestion and building one of my own...
posted by Numenorian at 11:57 AM on October 26, 2005


The floppy drive made me laugh...do people still really use those things? Retro-D2!

If you think about it, a floppy is probably one of the closest things to the card that Leia inserts into R2-D2 with the specs of the DS on them. Memory cards currently aren't large enough in physical size to reflect Leia's card. Alas.

I think its definitely very cool. Only problem is, is it self propelled? You could hook it up with blue tooth and wi-fi technology and have R2 be independent of all those nasty cables.
posted by Atreides at 12:43 PM on October 26, 2005


The floppy drive made me laugh...do people still really use those things? Retro-D2!

Well, the last time I bought a computer I made sure to get a floppy drive for it. It only cost $25, and I knew that I'd feel really dumb if I ever needed a floppy drive and didn't have one installed. Sure enough, I've needed it four or five times in the past three years or so. Money well spent.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:13 PM on October 26, 2005


Really, FOB? I've managed to get by for a good long while without one using flash disks, bootable CDRS, external HD's - if there's still something out there that requires a floppy drive, I'd like to know what it is, since I'm about to get a new PC - as you say, I'd feel awful stupid if that situation came up...
posted by Jon Mitchell at 5:37 PM on October 26, 2005


Why not just build the real thing?
posted by Jawn at 6:52 PM on October 26, 2005


*excited whistle*

*plaintive whistle*
posted by dirigibleman at 6:58 PM on October 26, 2005


Yeah, but can a midget fit inside it?
posted by moonbiter at 3:24 AM on October 27, 2005


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