R2S2: Steam-Powered Astromech Droid

Posted 21 Apr 2007 at 01:26 UTC by steve Share This

I-Wei Huang of of Crabfu SteamWorks writes, "I've recently finished a steam project that is... well you'd just have to see it, guaranteed to put a smile on your face :)" His latest creation is a steam powered version of everyone's favorite Astromech droid, R2D2. In honor of it's motive power source, the robot is named R2S2, short for R2 Steam Too. This amazing little robot burns a propane butane mix and relies on two Wilesco D48 marine engines. This isn't the first amazing steam-powered creation to come from Crabfu SteamWorks. We've also mentioned his steam-powered Armatron, the steam-powered 6 Wheel Rover, and other assorted steam-powered critters.

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