NerdGasm Alert: R2-D2 Projector Houses 8 Consoles

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Despite being a card-carrying member of the geek-club, I am not a Star Wars fan. That doesn’t mean that I’m a Star trek fan either; Science Fiction, in general, fails to elicit much excitement from me – with Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy being a notable exception.

This custom mod by Popular Science reader Brian De Vitis may change that though, because it’s managed to elicit not just excitement, but girly squeals of approval too. Brian took an R2-D2 cooler, modified and repainted it for “realism” and then stuffed it with the innards of 8 classic consoles, aligning everything so that the controller ports face the right way. I see Dreamcast , NES, SNES, Genesis/MegaDrive, Dreamcast, N64, Xbox 1 and what seems to be Colecovision controllers. Awesome!

Not content with how awesome that was on it’s own, he crammed a projector and sound system in its head. And yes, it projects from the bit that the tiny holographic Leia jumps out of.

This right here? This IS the droid I’m looking for.

Hit the jump for pictures.



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Last Updated: September 23, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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