To get rid of the mess of wires from his many video game consoles, PopSci reader Brian De Vitis decided to repurpose his R2-D2-shaped cooler. The engineering student modified its legs and repainted it to look more realistic. Then he stacked the motherboards from the eight consoles on shelves inside, added a sound system, and rearranged the inputs so he could plug in controllers from the outside. To watch all the gaming action, he added a projector in the rig’s dome, just like the real R2’s.

An R2-D2 cooler with video game console circuit boards inside. Top-down view.
Inside the R2-D2 console stack, without the projector. Courtesy of Brian De Vitis