This Week in Making: Documentaries, Droids, and Designing Rovers

This week we watched some very cool documentaries, learned how BB-8 really works, and got a closer look at JPL’s “mixed reality” initiative. Read more on MAKE The post This … Continue Reading →


Four official ‘Star Wars’ drones are arriving this fall

 It was just a matter of time, really. With the new slate of Star Wars films on an annual schedule, and drones invading the skies all around us, the timing … Continue Reading →


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The Name of This New Rogue One Character Does Not Sound Cool

His costume is pretty cool, though. The post The Name of This New Rogue One Character Does Not Sound Cool appeared first on WIRED.


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Official Star Wars Drones. I Repeat. Official Star Wars Drones

Yes, these are the drones you’re looking for. The post Official Star Wars Drones. I Repeat. Official Star Wars Drones appeared first on WIRED.


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No, the Death Star Isn’t Impossibly Big in the Rogue One Poster. We Did the Math

People are complaining about the size of the Death Star in the Rogue One poster. Here’s how you could actually make that picture. The post No, the Death Star Isn’t … Continue Reading →


The real story behind how BB-8 works in The Force Awakens

 Star Wars engineering experts have tipped their hand regarding one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets: Exactly how BB-8 works in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While film-makers behind the movie have given … Continue Reading →


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Cantina Talk: Darth Vader Is Coming to Virtual Reality [Cue Imperial March]

Star Wars Celebration Europe brought a lot of news, including updates on ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Episode VIII’ and a little something we’re calling Vader Reality. The post Cantina Talk: Darth … Continue Reading →


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This Behind-the-Scenes Rogue One Footage Will Give You A New Hope

Droids! Stormtroopers! And a whole bunch of blast-happy combat. You’ll be Death Star-struck. The post This Behind-the-Scenes Rogue One Footage Will Give You A New Hope appeared first on WIRED.


Hacking a Star Wars AT-AT to Actually Walk

This is my remote controlled Vintage AT-AT Walker toy with an Arduino Uno, Adafruit servo shield, and Xbox 360 controller. Read more on MAKE The post Hacking a Star Wars … Continue Reading →


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Cantina Talk: Chill Out. Darth Vader Will Be in Rogue One

Yes, the big dude will be back in black in the next Star Wars movie. And that’s not all we know about it. Read on for more. The post Cantina … Continue Reading →


Code.org introduces Frozen and Star Wars-themed courses

 Code.org is making some of Disney’s most beloved characters from Frozen and Star Wars a regular part of its core curriculum to its millions of K-5 students. Code.org first introduced Frozen’s … Continue Reading →