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Rob Meyer built this amazingly small (1/18th scale) R2-D2 with three of Solarbotics GM15 pager gearmotors. It uses two of the motors in the drive train and one to rotate the mech’s dome. It measures 2.36″/6cm tall! [via Solarbotics]

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Solarbotics

    Rob was nice enough to forward me some more comments about how he built his R2-D2. I added them here, with a break-down picture of his parts.

    http://www.solarbotics.com/news/2009/10/what-can-you-do-with-a-gm15/

  • zbelljegger

    It moonlights as a salt shaker.

  • Scott Bennett

    Are you pitching this to a toy company? Wish ya would…I would definitely buy one!