Robotic maker Patrick Stefanski has created a 3D-printed – and animated – mannequin of L3-37, the droid within the current Solo film. L3-37 is among the funnest – and woke – droids in current reminiscence and this recreation is enjoyable and ingenious.
Stefanski used Alexa voice controls to let the robotic head reply to voice instructions and he set the wake phrase to “Hey L3” to which the robotic responds with a grumpy “What!”
The model you see above is painted and weathered however you’ll be able to 3D print your own pristine version from here after which add in a Raspberry Pi and Arduino with a easy servo to manage the pinnacle movement. In all it seems like a number of enjoyable and the toughest half will probably be printing the entire bigger head elements essential to recreate L3’s saucer-like dome.
It might make for a pleasant weekend venture and appears to be surprisingly easy to construct. Simply don’t be shocked L3 rallies your DVR and air conditioner to revolt in opposition to assaults on droid rights.