Now how’s this for an expo costume? [AEInnovations] put together a set of Droid helmets that talk to each other in droid speak!
Before you get too excited, we have to let you know, they aren’t actually translating anything. One, there’s no such thing as a complete droid speak language from Star Wars, and two, it’d be ridiculous. No, what he’s created is a bit simpler, but nonetheless awesome and very clever.
The helmets have walkie talkies built in, so two people wearing the helmets can simply talk to each other, in plain old English — well, or maybe Klingon. But when you speak, a sensor in the helmet notices you speaking, and starts broadcasting a randomized droid speech for everyone else to hear.
The result is a surprisingly convincing droid conversation. Just take a listen!
As far as Star Wars themed projects go, we love the idea behind a full-size Holochess board — we just need someone to try doing it with real holograms!