This seems like a good idea.
Kickstarter Open Source Death Star by www.gnut.co.uk — Kickstarter
Count me in!
I degisned a possibly-functional Lightsabre idea years ago!
I'm cross they're not actually actually going to do it.
as long as they patch that stupid exhaust port "feature" count me in.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that they thought of covering it, but chicken wire? It wouldn't stand up to a single proton torp though, and yeah blaster fire would shift it too.
What about moving the exhaust vent elsewhere and using this one as a decoy?
It was stoopid to put it in a trench anyway
A deflector shield generator on the exhaust port, or even a small tractor beam would be much better suited.
Part of me hopes they secure their funding and wishes I'd thought of doing this first. To be paid £20m send a few thank you letters and a woolly promise to etch names in "repair droids" ain't have bad!