Whether it’s 3D printing, a Kinect robotics hack or a drone, Star Wars enthusiasts have found ways to emulate their favorite gadgets from the series into functional, real-life apparatuses. These are just a few of them.
A French 3D printing outfit called LeFabShop has created a set of files that can be used to print almost any type of lightsaber in any color, like this crossguard saber from The Force Awakens. The Instructable includes handle, switches, and even printable beams.
Skywalker, shmiwalker. This hovercraft, the Aero-X, can fly up to 10 feet off the ground at 45 mph. Great for getting back to Uncle Owen's place...if the Empire doesn't get there first.
Stanford robotics students created this "JediBot" from an articulating arm and a Kinect. The Kinect tracks the location of both "lightsabers" and has the robot make an attack or defending move based on their positions. En Garde.