The K3-I buzzer droid was a weaker, modified model of the droideka used during the Galactic Civil War. Droids of this kind had no shield generators or operational blasters, as it primarily filled a reconnaissance role. K3-I buzzer droids were used by the Rak'qua on Station Gamma above Ord Mantell following the Battle of Yavin. Around 1 ABY, a number of spacers who explored Station Gamma fought and destroyed multiple K3-I buzzer droids.
Behind the scenes
K3-I buzzer droids appeared in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online-role playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011. K3-I buzzer droids were added to the game as part of the "New Player Tutorial", introduced with the release of the "Publish 25", a.k.a. the "New Game Enhancements", on November 15, 2005.