Meet Quebec's homegrown Star Wars R2 droid
The droid costs $3,000 to make and almost two years to build
Terrebonne's Frédéric St-Amour is the proud builder of his own remote controlled R2-T54 droid.
"For the love of Star Wars," is what inspired St-Amour to make the robot.
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He spent 21 months building his robot with plans and help from the online R2-D2 builder community.
"You can always download pretty much anything," St-Amour told CBC Montreal's Daybreak.
His R2 costs about $3,000 dollars to build. It weighs about 80 pounds and is made out of plastic.
An aluminum version of his creation could cost $12,000.
The droid can move around, make beeping noises and even blow smoke. St-Amour plans to add a scanner and a periscope.
He told Daybreak he is pleased with the attention his R2 droid has gotten.
"I bring him to hospitals, I bring him to studios."
St-Amour's day job is being a paramedic and uses his drone building hobby to unwind.
"It's a stressful job it's the perfect way to de-stress after work," St-Amour said.