R2-D2 is a droid from Star Wars that we’ve seen many fans attempt to recreate. Some have managed to create replicas which only look like R2-D2, while others have tried more sophisticated replicas that come with lights and sound and etc. Well the folks at Podpad Studios have come up with the R11:E1, which is also known as “Zoe”, a name in which her creator has taken from Caprica. Now only does Zoe look pretty good as far as droid replicas go, but she comes with all the bells and whistles, such as lights, sound, and even working Holo eyes! Pretty impressive, no? According to its creator:
Zoe is a bit of a high tec girl with a great deal of onboard gadgets. She has her own router and IP webcam which broadcasts as charity events. She is powered by three 25Amp 12v SLA batteries, two running the 24v drive system and the thrid running the 12v electrics. She has onboard, sound system, fire extinguisher, the utility arms and claws work, 140db siren, working Holo eyes, periscope, full smoke machine ported through exhaust, loads of LED and plasma lighting. Full LED el-wire all over, with light reactive paint. She has a full working onboard DLP projector which is setup to display the Princess Leia message from Star Wars.
In any case you can check out Zoe in action in the video above – what do you guys think?