Star Wars


Google Augmented Reality Baby Grogu Yoda
Google is continually adding new functionality to their Search service, including augmented reality objects, whether it be animals or Baby Yoda. The later comes out just in time for The Mandalorian’s Season 2 finale, and lets you place the character just about anywhere in your home. To try it out yourself, simply open the browser on an iOS or Android device, search for “The Child” or “Baby Yoda”, scroll down until you see the character card, and then click “View in 3D”. Read more for a short video demonstration.

Vodafone Disney Neo Kids Smartwatch Baby Yoda
Vodafone partnered with Disney to release Neo, a smartwatch designed for kids that will help parents stay connected through calls, chats, familiar characters and emojis. An integrated 5.0-megapixel forward-facing camera lets children capture their daily adventures, while the activity tracker logs activity and sets a goal to encourage them to get on their feet. Parents can check in on them with calls, chat and video messages. Read more for a video and additional information.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Event Walt Disney World
Remember that Star Wars hotel announcement that Disney made a while back? Well, the company has just provided new images of the event, which debuts in 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Simply put, this will be a two-day and two-night vacation that aims to provide an all-immersive experience taking guests to a galaxy far, far away, but with some Disney magic. Guests become the heroes of their own Star Wars story, so each stay should be different. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

SpaceX Crew-1 Baby Yoda Zero G ISS
Photo credit: Teslerati
SpaceX‘s historic Crew-1 flight is currently on its way to the International Space Station, and there is one unexpected guest, Baby Yoda, or technically “The Child” from The Mandalorian. Why? It’s being used as a zero-gravity indicator to let Commander Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker from NASA and Soichi Noguchi from Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency, when they’ve reached a microgravity environment. Read more for a video and additional information.

3D-Printed Smallest Millennium Falcon
Engineers at France-based Micrlight3D have 3D-printed the world’s smallest Millennium Falcon, and it measures just 100 microns long. To be more specific, it’s exactly 70.8-micrometers wide, 23.4-micrometers tall and was made with a printing resolution of 200nm. The team used a µFAB-3D-Advanced system that 3D prints a new polymer material developed by the company which works with a green laser that operates at 532nm, a higher resolution than traditional red laser systems. Read more for more tiny Star Wars creations that Microlight3D created.

Microsoft Mandalorian Xbox Controller
With the second season of The Mandalorian just around the corner, Microsoft introduces a new Xbox controller inspired by the series. This peripheral is armor-clad in a Mandalorian pattern reminiscent of beskar steel and comes with a matching Xbox Pro charging stand. Other features include textured grips, custom button mapping, and up two twice the wireless range. Use the magnetic contact system for one-handed play while you charge. Read more for another picture and additional information.

Mattel The Child Real Moves Plush Baby Yoda
The Mandalorian season two arrives on October 30th for Disney+ subscribers, and to celebrate, Mattel reveals “The Child Real Moves Plush”. Standing 11-inches tall, this Baby Yoda isn’t just something that sits on your desk or a shelf, but rather a remote-controlled toy that can not only move around, but wiggle its head, ears as well as arm. It comes donning the signature brown robe and Mandalorian pendant, complete with four different play modes. Read more for a video and additional information.

Plasma Lightsaber Bank Vault Safe
James Hobson, better known as The Hacksmith online, is back at it again with his crazy plasma lightsaber. In addition to featuring a retractable blade that works at the push of a button, it can reach a scorching temperature of 2200 ° C. For anyone who missed the previous story, the beam generated with liquid propane gas and oxygen gas mixed in a fancy laminar flow nozzle, or a technology used to control the flow of water in jumping fountains. Read more to see it take on a safe used in bank vaults.

Plasma Lightsaber Test
James Hobson, also known as The Hacksmith, completed his plasma lightsaber build recently, but didn’t yet put it to the test, until now. As we mentioned in our previous post, this lightsaber uses liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stored in a custom-built backpack. This liquid is then mixed with oxygen and turned into a superheated beam of plasma through the process of laminar flow, or the scientific phenomenon that allows liquids to flow smoothly. Read more for his latest plasma lightsaber test video.

Photo credit: The Hacksmith
James Hobson, better known as “The Hacksmith” online, has been known for his extreme builds, but his latest creation might be the coolest of them all. Simply put, it’s a plasma-based lightsaber, complete with its own backpack power source. Unfortunately (or fortunately), power does not come from a Kyber crystal, but propane mixed with oxygen that produces an eye-opening blade to say the least. Read more for the build video and additional information.