We do a lot of cool things here at Worthington Assembly. Some of them cooler than others. And as every typical American kid raised in the 80's, I've been a huge fan of Star Wars my whole life. So needless to say I was super excited when Paul Murphy of the R2 Builders Club reached out to us to build some assemblies for him.
Recently we had a chance to see Paul at Star Wars Night at a Boston Red Sox game. The reaction to his R2D2 unit was incredibly. More than a few kids ran up to give R2D2 a hug. I know I would have if I wasn't worried about Queen Amidala calling security on me.
It was exciting to see our work in real life. We assembled the Logic Display control boards for him. In his words "Logic Displays are the blinky lights in the rectangular openings of R2-D2's dome (2 front, 1 rear) that separate dead droids from the living". You can even see the "Assembled in Massachusetts" logo on the PCB.
Here's a video I shot showing Paul controlling his R2D2 unit from a distance before the Sox game.
You can learn more about his work by visiting is GitHub repository here.
If we've built something for you and you would like us to blog about it, let us know. We love learning about what happens to the boards after they leave our factory.