Somone Has Built A Life Size AT-ST – Cockpit And All

If you’ve ever seen Star Wars, the sight of the AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) is probably a familiar one. With it famously being destroyed by the cute little Ewoks and their wooden traps, they had to do something with the spares and leftovers didn’t they? Well, it would seem someone has taken the initiative and built a life-size AT-ST.

The Imgur user who “discovered the AT-ST” calls himself the “Kuat”, a planet known for its starship creation in the Star Wars universe. With the original engineer seeming to have gone to great depths in recalling its detail you can see just from the outside image the scale and size of the model.

With so much detail going into the outside design, you can only expect the same on the inside, and that expectation is not disappointed when you explore within the head of the life-size AT-ST.

If you can’t believe your eyes then check out the video showing the AT-st with functional turrets (sorry no lasers, just moving parts) and closing “eyelids” to protect the pilots as they conquer the galaxy. Just looking at these images makes me want to pick up my lightsaber and conquer/save the galaxy, a dream that was only recently reawakened by the latest film, The Force Awakens, set for release on Blu-Ray and DVD April 18th.

EDIT: Re-added the video after it was found to be missing.

 

“5G Playground” Opens the Door for Warp Speeds

Internet connection speeds have been somewhat of a hot topic over the last decade or so, consumers who demand ever-increasing speeds while internet service providers have been particularly lagging in certain regions of the world. Well, researchers who are developing new super-super-fast standard 5G mobile technologies have what has been described as a “playground” which they can visit in South Korea.

It has been reported that Service provider SK Telecom (South Korean wireless telecommunications operator) has unveiled its Research and Development “5G Playground” on Thursday with partners including Ericsson, Nokia, Intel and Samsung Electronics, it was also announced that a collection of regional standard bodies would host a series of events with the aim of building a global consensus on the emergence of 5G.

5G is potentially an important breakthrough after SK Telecom and Nokia demonstrated the possible capabilities of this network which ran at a super quick 19.1 Gbps (per second), SK plans to launch a 5G trial service in 2017.

As technology is becoming more advanced so is certainly the need for a turbo charged infrastructure, this new standard is expected to be completed by 2020, although it might vary as to the rollout progression speed per country. Until at least then, many people will have to make do with current speeds.

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