Favorite Hardware Hacks

Greg Tito | 6 Jul 2011 12:00
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R2-D2 Xbox

"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

The projected hologram of Princess Leia Organa speaking her plea to the old Jedi master is a hallmark of sci-fi nerddom. It was only a matter of time for someone to have the idea of putting an Xbox 360 hardware inside of a plastic R2-D2 replica. But it was a leap of absolute brilliance to equip the astromech droid with a projector so that you could play games with the light produced by R2.

Major League Mods gets major props from me for not only the hardware chops needed to make this hack work, but for how the concept fits so perfectly within the fiction of Star Wars.

Mark Bongo and his crew also have an Xbox in the shape of the Millenium Falcon, but that one doesn't have the punch as R2-D2 projecting your game on the screen.

The cool part is that these mods are actually for sale. Check out Major League Mods.com for more information.

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