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R2-D2 Version 2.0 Has No Shortage Of LED Lights

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Now that Star Wars is a Disney brand, we have seen all kinds of funny content about it on the Internet. It just won’t stop. Countless cartoons and images have surfaced, and each one is more hilarious than the next. I am sure the Star Wars franchise will be completely intact once Disney start producing the new movies they have unofficially announced. It’s not easy to imagine what these new Star Wars movies will look like. Who will be the producer and director of them? Peter Jackson perhaps? Well, for the guy running Podpadstudios, this imaginary R2-D2 droid looks a lot different than the one we are used to. Maybe this R2-D2 version 2.0 is what we’ll see in the new Star Wars movies. Change has never been a bad thing they say.

Zoe (the guy from Podpadstudios) managed to create a working R2-D2 droid version that certainly doesn’t lack LED lights. As a matter of fact, it’s lit up like a Christmas tree, and beautifully so. The color has slightly changed as well, and it is now a sleek and ultimately futuristic blue. It’s inspiring to see R2-D2 in a whole new light, and I have to say, it’s not necessarily a bad thing either. If I had to choose one, I would totally go for this new version instead of the old white version of our beloved R2-D2. We all have to get a new look every once in a while, right?

This new R2-D2 model version 2.0 is actually called R11.E1 and has a whole lot of fictional features. One feature it doesn’t lack is of course the hologram projector. This new droid version has one as well, and once it’s turned on, it will project Leia onto whatever surface it is pointed towards. As you can see in the video below, when the lights and the projector are working together, it’s a sight for sore eyes. No wonder this thing gets so much attention when hauled around to conventions and showcases. It’s ultimately geeky and definitely a true upgrade to the old R2-D2. What do you think, is this a better fit for the new Star Wars movies or is there too much TRON over it?



Podpadstudios’ R2-D2 Version 2.0 (R11.E1)

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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