Droid Repair Kit Decal

I’ve been a big fan of Star Wars since I was a kid — moreso since Disneyland opened Black Spire Outpost. And even moreso since I got to take a trip on the Starcruiser in Orlando. I’ve used my Maker skills for all sorts of Star-Wars-themed projects from Sabacc chips to racks and cases to etched Cantina coasters to my own custom Cantina-style coasters to tiki heads.

I recently added a topcase to my Vespa, which seemed pretty bare. It needed a sticker, a decal, of some kind. The case looks like its own separate module grafted onto the back of the scooter, is silver, and has a weird sci-fi looking aerodynamic shape. That, plus my love of Star Wars and my “backstory” on the Starcruiser of being a droid repair engineer, I knew what I had to do.

I started with an image search for the Droid Depot logo and stumbled across this Tweet from @DisneyParks about a mobile app. The video starts with a pretty decent logo:

That seemed like a pretty good template to start from. I didn’t want the English lettering, nor did I want Aurebesh Droid. I wanted to go with regular Aurebesh. When I bought the Womprat typeface, I also discovered the designer has a really good, nicely bold Aurebesh typeface (which you can “buy” for $0). I did a little tracing and rework of the above logo to come up with something that fit.

I sent this to the vinyl cutter, slightly worried that the borders would be a little to thin and spindly. Everything worked out, though, resulting in a pair of great decals.

Admittedly, they clash a bit with my 17th(?) century winged skull retroreflective decal. (That’s a story for another time. That retroreflective material is a beast to work with — it’s basically that same metallic vinyl the DMV uses for registration stickers. Brittle as all heck.) But I’m okay with that. The scooter is mine, and these are both elements of me.

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Brian Enigma

Brian Enigma is a Portlander, manipulator of atoms & bits, minor-league blogger, and all-around great guy. He typically writes about the interesting “maker” projects he's working on, but sometimes veers off into puzzles, software, games, local news, and current events.

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