Ever dreamed of having R2-D2 by your side? It could soon be a reality! This awesome episode of Science and Star Wars walks us through some of the robotics work that real-life engineers and scientists are doing today. All of it is bringing us closer to achieving some of the incredible tech from the Star Wars universe (so having your own BB-8 might not be so far-fetched after all…)
While it may look like movie magic, the real-life helper droids featured in the video are powered by computer coding brilliance! One of today’s most in-demand skills, coding is an awesome ability for anyone to have. It’s even more exciting, though, for Star Wars fans who have dreamed of bringing that galaxy (so often far, far away) that little bit closer.
Our book Star Wars™ Coding Projects helps kids get started on coding, inspiring them through Star Wars to build their own games and activities. Through fun, interactive projects, it’s designed to teach fundamental coding skills (that could one day be used to build droids of their own!)
Take a closer look inside the book here, and discover all the ways that coding can open up a galaxy of possibilities.