star wars

  • Kinect-Powered, Dueling “JediBot” Created By Stanford Robotics Students

    Kinect-Powered, Dueling “JediBot” Created By Stanford Robotics Students

    It’s been a while since we’ve posted any interesting Kinect hacks. They were coming fast and furious for a while, but this is the first I’ve seen in a while that really makes me happy. Robotics students at Stanford put this “JediBot” together from an articulating arm and a Kinect (and of course a little robotics know-how). The Kinect tracks the location of… Read More

  • Lucasfilm Shuts Down Local Star Wars Marathon Over Copyright

    A group of Star Wars fans in New York were organizing a marathon of all six movies at their local bar, but have canceled the event after receiving a cease and desist letter from Lucasfilm. The letter apparently declared the marathon in violation of copyright, and said they’d forbidden public screenings. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ll be giving Lucasfilm… Read More

  • Cover Call Of Duty With A Fresh Paint Of Star Wars

    Mod of the year? Is there such of a thing? If so, this one wins by the trailer alone. Star Wars Mod: Galactic Warfare turns Call of Duty: Modern Warfare into a legitimate Star Wars FPS. Download it here and say goodbye to summer. Read More

  • Sega Toys' R2-D2 Homestar Planetarium Shows The Death Star

    Second Sega Toys Homestar Planetarium news item in a row: following the version that’s good for travel from yesterday, maker Sega Toys took the wraps off a Star Wars model at the Tokyo Toy Show. It’s a fully functional planetarium, just in the shape of R2-D2, and it shows the location of the Death Star. Read More

  • Star Wars Acetate Sells For $40,000

    If you’re a fan of Spock, Orko, Sulu, and all the rest of those great Star Wars characters, you may want to get out a few thousand dollars when the acetate crawls from the original movies come back on the market because they’re clearly going cheap. For example, at a relatively unpublicized auction someone picked up the original Empire Strikes Back crawl for a mere $40,000… Read More

  • Video: Robot Lightsaber Duel

    If you’re a robot otaku who happens to be a Star Wars otaku, too, then this video is for you. Japanese robot maker Yaskawa recently showcased its Motoman 7-axis robo arms at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai (which ends this Friday). Read More

  • The Star Wars Prequels Epically Summed Up In 2 Minutes Using LEGOs

    May the 5th be with you! Yeah, I’m a day late on this one but it’s still worth your time. In fact, it’s totally more watchable than the real prequels. Read More

  • Contest: Away Put Your Weapon, I Mean You To Win A Star Wars Prize

    It is May 4th aka Force Day. On this day we must celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars. How better to do that than by picking one item from a huge list of Star Wars stuff and having it sent to your home. Your mission, then, is to choose one item and I will pick one winner at random and that winner will receive the item he or she chose. The result? He or she will, as Han Solo… Read More

  • Mimoco Celebrates "May The 4th Be With You" With A Mimobot Star Wars Flash Drives

    Happy May The 4th Be With You, fellow nerds! Mimoco is outing a new Star Wars-themed flash drive on this special day. (it also happens to be my birthday) The new Tie Fighter Pilot might be one of the best yet in this sweet line of flash drives. His helmet pulls off, reveling both the USB connector but the man behind the mask. As usual, the drives come preloaded with various desktop… Read More

  • These Are The Star Wars Moleskine Notebooks You're Looking For

    Picture this: you’re on a road trip with a pal, and both of you are keeping a journal in your little Moleskine notebooks, filling them with your secrets, sketches, and occasional collages. One day you throw them in the back seat, and later on, accidentally pick up each other’s Moleskines. You open it up and… oh god! All your secrets revealed! This would never happen if you… Read More

  • Lucasfilm's New Office Is Decidedly Sandcrawlerish

    Just a little Star Wars to start your week right. Lucasfilm’s (technically their Animation sub-company, which makes the Clone Wars cartoon) planned offices in Singapore are quite clearly an homage to the Jawa’s mobile homes in A New Hope. Hey, it’s an efficient design. I don’t think it’ll roll around, though. [via Nerd Approved and Blastr] Read More