R2 with a Voice

The Auralnauts have just put up a video of several scenes from the original Star Wars movie with R2-D2 having the ability to speak in words instead of just beeps and whistles.  It really adds a charming new spin to the forty-year-old movie.

EDIT: Youtube took the video down due to a false copyright claim against the Auralnauts, but you can still see the video on Facebook:


R2-D2 Wireless Webcam

R2-D2 Wireless Webcam

I am so tempted to buy an R2-D2 Wireless Webcam

  • Access R2-D2 Webcam from anywhere in the world using Skype software.
  • Full-function: Forward, reverse, turn 360 degrees. Lens has a 62-degree vertical adjustment.
  • Record and playback digital movies (video only) and snapshots
  • 2.0 zoom lens with 628×582 pixel resolution.
  • Lightsaber-style IP phone with stand. Has original movie sound effects and controls movement of R2-D2.
  • Lightsaber VoIP/USB Phone allows you to make calls using Skype software.
  • Control the R2-D2 webcam from anywhere in the world!
  • 14-day battery life in standby mode

Someone give me permission to drop $400 for this thing. I could so use this to spy on my rabbits when I’m away from home.