Star Wars by George Lucas:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A young man finds himself and the Force; is there anyone who doesn't know this story? Wonderful characters like the droids and Obiwan Kenobi (and Jabba the Hutt) make this a great story. Select an invention:

3D 'Chess' Game Board - let the wookie win
A flatbed 3D display which is used to play chess-style board games in three dimensions.

Comlink
Short for communications link; a small portable communicator.

Death Star - that's no moon
The logical endpoint of a galactic empire.

Deflector Shield
A energy field used to shunt the energy of offensive weapons aside.

Droid (Star Wars) - lucas trademark
A contraction of "android", it actually describes one of a variety of robots.

Escape Pod (Life Pod, Boat Pod) - check the pod, Darth
A small ship used solely as a "life boat."

Habitable Exoplanet Moon
An Earthlike moon that orbits a gas giant.

Ion Cannon
Fires blasts of charged particles.

Landspeeder - the future of hovercraft
A small repulsion-based hovercraft capable of high speeds over flat terrain.

Lightsaber - the original light saber
A sword the blade of which is formed by a beam of visible light which cuts like a laser.

R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) - the original
Now the generic term for a small, maneuverable robot.

Remote (or Seeker Remote) - Jedi training device
A training aid for use by Jedi knights.

Restraining Bolt - keeps robots in check
A device that makes sure a robot does what you want (rather than what it wants).

Sandcrawler - Jawa condo
A very large mobile home, used by jawas on the deserts of Tatooine.

Sensor Arm
An extendable multipurpose sensor cluster.

Supralight Drive
A propulsion system that allows a spacecraft to travel faster than light.

T.I.E. Fighter (Tie Fighter) - the bane of the rebel resistance in Star Wars
A highly maneuverable fighter spacecraft using an ion drive propulsion system.

Vaporator
A device which extracted moisture from the air for use in farming.

 

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