I have the most exciting news from a fellow Astromech Droid builder in Oslo (Norway). Geir is a technician, lightning designer and commissioning engineer, and currently running a blog documenting his progress of building a fully functional R2-Unit.
Geir’s R2 will be designed as a radio controlled unit with all the flashy lights and sounds as the real deal (of course it’s real!), and just to top it all, he is currently working on a CO2 smoke system. Yes you heard me right! This means that the R2 will be able to have a system similar to this:
Goodness gracious me!
!!!CO2 Smoke System!!!
His blog can be accessed here: R2 Building Site, Norwegian Unit
Here’s just one awesome clip from “Star Wars” showing R2 trying to save the day.