I Didn't Even Know R2-D2 Was a Gamer...

Brian De Vitis is a freaking genius. A mechanical engineering grad student from UCLA, he built this fully-functional R2-D2 replica that’s so much more than an R2-D2 replica.

Hidden within its innards are ten game consoles. Yes, I said ten.

There’s an NES, Super NES, N64, GameCube, PS2, PSP, Sega Genesis (which, of course, is situated atop R2’s dome), Sega Dreamcast, Atari 1800, and an original Xbox. And there are ports out the wazoo. Needless to say, he gutted most of those consoles and incorporated their parts and pieces into his astromech unit, but they all work.

The pièce de résistance: a projector for playing the games.

Read more about De Vitis’ amazing gaming droid, which he showed off publicly for the first time at PAX ’10, here.

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Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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