Movies can serve as good inspiration for creating and innovating things. Proof of that is the work of Daniel Deutsch, the designer who created his own full-size and drivable replica of Luke Skywalker's X-34 Landspeeder, the anti-gravity craft shown in Star Wars movies
The replica features a DLP video projector from an iPod for the hologram unit, an audio system with more than 50 R2 of sound, a periscope that rises, dome rotation and body movements, utility arms which open individually, a smoke machine and high tech lights.
The speeder was built and completed in six weeks and was presented at the Celebration IV Star Wars event.
"We built this fiberglass replica Landspeeder from the ground up on a custom aluminum chassis. The electric drive system is capable of a top speed around 25 mph. The speeder is the same size as the original and can travel several miles on a single battery charge," he says.
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Luke Skywalker's X-34 Landspeeder
- By: TechnoGadgetSep 4, 2008