PopSci reader Brian De Vitis’s R2-D2 cooler, converted into the ultimate mobile gaming ‘droid

Impractical, but awesome


To get rid of the mess of wires from his many videogame consoles,
PopSci reader Brian De Vitis decided to repurpose his R2-D2-shaped
cooler. The engineering student modified its legs and repainted it to
look more realistic. Then he stacked the motherboards from the eight
consoles on shelves inside, added a sound system, and rearranged the
inputs so he could plug in controllers from the outside. To watch all
the gaming action, he added a projector in the rig’s dome, just like
the real R2’s.