Hobbyist builds with smartphone-controlled life-size version Star Wars droid BB-8




A hobbyist made a life-size version of the Star Wars droid BB-8 which can be controlled via a smartphone. The head and the body are connected via magnets, while the control proceeds via a Arduino-plate.

The robot is made ​​with common household materials, explains the author on Instructables. The author is a 17 year old boy from the Philippines. For example, the eye of BB-8 is a repainted kerstbal, while the magnets come from speakers and the ball bearings are from deodorant packaging. The automaker says that in this way the project will be more accessible for many people.

The BB-8 has a ‘hamster wheel’ from the inside and the control takes place via a smartphone. This is done via an app for radio controlled cars. The body of BB-8 is made as a template with a beach ball with a diameter of 51 centimeters.

Meanwhile, the automaker is already on a version two, because there were several problems with the first version that he had made. In programming the second version is including sound and the BB-8 Wireless. Also used a Raspberry Pi. BB-8 is a character from the latest Star Wars film The Force Awakens.

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