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Astromech Droids with Brian Thompson


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For all the Star Wars fans out there, have we got an episode for you! This week our guest is Brian Thompson, founder of ‘The Smuggler’s Room’.

Brian chats with Michael about how his childhood love of Star Wars lead to him building his own Droids from scratch (1:50), the support his found from the R2-D2 builders community (8:00), and how he convinced his wife to let him build a spaceship in their basement (12:10).

3 Comments

  1. Avatar Jason on April 10, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I’ve been with astromech.net for 3 years now and have built a life size, fully R/C droid “R2D2” also a static BB8. Really enjoyed your pod cast Micheal

    • Avatar MICHAEL JAMES on April 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Awesome Jason – what cool builds! Did you use Arduino or a different microcontroller?

      It seems like a great community of builders is into these types of projects.

      I am glad you enjoyed the show – thanks for listening.

      • Avatar Jason on April 11, 2017 at 4:55 am

        Awesomeness
        Arduino mostly I sent you pictures of my builds via email. 🙂

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