Watch Old Star Wars AT-AT Walker Comes To Life
Brilliant software engineer Dave Stein wired one up using an Arduino Uno microcontroller with a set of servos driven by an Adafruit servo shield. He programmed the whole thing to operate via an Xbox 360 controller. Stein says he plans on mounting a camera to the toy’s head and figuring out how best to get the AT-AT cannons to move independently. Even better, he also plans on creating tutorial videos so AT-AT fans can do the same.
The model can be found on eBay for around $150 to $300, and the components to help it come to life cost a few hundred bucks themselves. Of course, you could buy a remote-controlled AT-AT from Toys R Us for $100.
Check out Stein’s AT-AT Project website here.