Of all the things you could do with an R2-D2 Astromech Droid, hacking it shouldn’t be that high up in the list. That is, unless you can pull something like this off. With this hack, you could control your R2-D2 with an android phone! Probably C-3PO would like the idea, although Luke would consider it some form of slavery.
If you like the idea of being able to control little R2, and make him dance to your commands, check out the interface you’d be working with.
Head over to Instructables to see a tutorial on how to create the infrastructure that will allow you to control the droid. Or stay with us and see more Star Wars stories at Star Wars’ 35th Anniversary: The Force Is Strong With This One and USB Flash Drive R2D2 Cufflinks.