$120 R2D2 Computer Fashioned From Love and a Trash Can

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One Star Wars fan/PC modder built this R2D2 case from under $120 in parts (spoiler: he started with a trash can).

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By custom cutting a stainless steel trash can, R2 had his base. Now he just needed some detail work. So the modder dremeled like a mad man before adding wooden legs, LEDs and Vikureen polystyrene plating to complete the look. Where the plastic plating would not bend properly, you can see (upon close inspection) that it was merely sliced into strips.

Oh, and just in case you always wondered. R2D2 runs on a P4 2.8GHz with 768MB of RAM and 64MB GeForce MX400 graphics.

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Software_Goddess

This man is an artist! I have many times thought of making one as well, as the eBay price is ridiculous, but I just never seem to have the motivation.