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The DIY droid you're drooling for

Who says making your own droid should be expensive? Make an R2-D2 yourself for less than $150!

Droidle, droidle, droidle, I made you out of a garbage can. Frenk Janse/bit-tech.net


You know what's cool? Modding your computer case. What's cooler than cool? Modding your computer case to look like R2-D2. Yeah, that's right. A real life-size R2-D2.

Frenk Janse, the creator of this mod, used a trash can that was on its way to the recycle bin, plus pictures off the Internet and a bit of know-how and creativity to work this little guy out.

And it doesn't just sit there, either. This droid includes fans and a Webcam, and even beeps and buzzes out of speakers Janse attached to the legs.

The best part? The entire thing costs less than $150. Now that's a Force to be reckoned with.

(Via TechEBlog)