Those of you that have dreamt of owning your own Star Wars DIY BB-8 robot may be interested in a new instructional video which is being published by 17-year-old maker and tinkerer Angelo Casimiro.
In the video Angelo builds a fully working life-size BB-8 robot using a variety of different household materials. The BB-8 cost less than a $100 to put together and the very impressive DIY BB-8 robot that can be controlled using your smartphone thanks to a little Arduino.
The DIY BB-8 is equipped with an Arduino Uno open source micro controller which has been installed in a paper mache body which was sculptured around a beach ball. Check out the tutorial video below to see how this awesome BB-8 was created.
Today, I’m going to teach you how to build a working, life-sized, phone-controlled Starwars BB-8 droid! In this tutorial, we are only going to use household materials and a little Arduino circuitry. Due to the limitation of materials, I resorted in using the materials around me. (deodorant roll-ons as ball bearings, canvas as fiberglass, Christmas balls as the eye & etc.. ). A lot of people could relate to this. My approach on building the project doesn’t require 3D printers, CNCs or Milling Machines!
Full instructions on how to create your very own fully functional BB-8 robot have been published to the Instructables website for your viewing pleasure jump over via the link below to learn more.
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