Just when you thought steampunk
robots couldn't get any nerdier, along comes Crabfu -- creator of the steam-powered RC Rover
and other magnificent creations
-- and totally raises the bar. The R2-S2 (R2 Steam Too) claims to be the predecessor of R2-D2
, and while its steam engine makes this guy quite the sluggish one, we're sure he still has that same heart of gold we've come to know in R2-D2. Crabfu built the bot out of an broken Hasbro R2-D2 Interactive Droid, and after gutting the electronics, he hooked up a fancy new pair of steam engines to the existing gears, squeezed in an old Cheddar Boiler and slapped on a few Victorian steampunk details for good measure. Peep the video after the break to see this puppy crawl.