Star Wars fans probably know that R9-D9 doesn’t quite look like this housekeeping droid, but rather an astromech that served King Sanjay Rash on the planet Onderon at Iziz during the Battle of Onderon in the Clone Wars. However, that didn’t stop Matthew Scott Hunter from transforming a robotic vacuum cleaner into a floor and carpet cleaning bot.
How did he come up with the idea? He found a Star Wars trash can in his garage. So, he decided to repaint it, add a rotating fan motor to mimic a droid’s spinning head, and then stuck a Bluetooth speaker inside for speech. Yes, it can also be controlled with a remote. On a related note, did you know that George Lucas influenced to create R2-D2 by Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 The Hidden Fortress and the characters are sidekicks to General Makabe? That’s right, and then artist Ralph McQuarrie came up with the design after being inspired by robots Huey, Dewey, and Louie from Douglas Trumbull’s 1972 film Silent Running.
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