Star Wars R2D2 Refrigerator is so cool it has its own trailer

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When the licensed offshoots of Star Wars get their own trailers, then you know that the franchise will likely be here 100 years from now. The latest is for the R2D2 Moving Refrigerator, and it’s almost as exciting as one of the film’s trailers

We told you about the life-sized, remote controlled droid months ago, but in this trailer we get an up close look at just how well made the device is

Japan’s Aqua (a division of Haier) has the device online for pre-order for about $ 8,300, with deliveries beginning in December. For a mini-fridge that only holds a handful of beverages at best, this piece of Star Wars swag is only for the truly obsessed — and rich. Read more…

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Cool a Raspberry Pi with an Old Computer Fan

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The Raspberry Pi usually runs cool enough that you don’t need a fan, but if you’re overclocking it or running something particularly intense, it’s helpful. Don’t go hunting for some specialized fan though, as YouTuber NetHacker points out, any old computer fan will work.

NetHacker pulled out a fan from a junk computer, plugged it into the Pi’s GPIO, and got it working instantly. If you have an old computer sitting around, it probably has a fan that’ll do the same job just fine. If not, you can usually snag one for a couple of bucks.

Cooling your raspberry pi | YouTube via Adafruit

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