Our motivation for this project came from our group’s communal love for arguably the best series known to mankind, Star Wars. When we first brainstormed the idea, we didn’t know what we wanted to do, we just knew that it would have a Star Wars theme somehow incorporated. When we found the electronic super soaker pistol, we knew that it was the perfect toy to modify. We were able to break apart its pieces to adjust the water valve it utilized to create a beverage dispenser. We were able to upscale an old protein shake, some Styrofoam pieces, and cardboard to create the body of our favorite droid, R2D2. Overall our creation is a DIY novelty item that any fanboy or fangirl can incorporate into their everyday life.
Basic sawing and cutting
Dremel use and drilling (all our drilling was done with dremel tool)
Step 1: Materials Required
Spray Paints (Silver, Blue metallic, White primer)
Saw & Miter box
Exacto / Box Cutter / Scissors
Protein powder bottle (approximately 10" diameter)
10" Styrofoam hemisphere
Blue masking tape
Electronic super soaker (motor required)
AA Battery pack
Water bottle (a little shorter then the height of the protein powder bottle)
Momentary push button
Foam plate (roughly 1" thick)
1/4" vinyl hose x 10"
3/8" vinyl hose x 10"
Nylon nuts & bolts & washers (1.25" x 1/4x20)
22 Gauge red and black wire
10mm Blue LED
200 OHM Resistor (1/2 watt)