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  1. MAULFETT's Avatar
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    May 13, 2015, 5:13 AM - BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #1

    I fall in love with it so lets do it
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  3. Formerly saint nasty Mike M.'s Avatar
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    May 13, 2015, 5:29 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #2

    will he be able to roll around like at celebration?
  4. May 27, 2015, 11:22 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #3

    Looks awesome! I was thinking of making one myself but I'm not too good with electronics it would be great to see a WIP though


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  5. May 27, 2015, 3:14 PM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #4

    looking good, hope you're able to make him roll
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    May 28, 2015, 5:05 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #5

    I have absolutely no idea how that head doesn't make him topple.
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    May 28, 2015, 7:50 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #6

    Awesome! I was wondering when someone would take a crack at this. Is it going to be static, or are you going to try to make it move? I have to think it has another ball inside of it, a significant counter weight, and a lot of motors moving magnets. That is just what I visualize. It is probably more complex than that.
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    May 28, 2015, 10:00 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #7

    This provides quite a good explanation for the mechanics and electronics within:

    How Does BB-8 Work?

    There is a cool part near the bottom of the page to see how the internals work.
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    May 28, 2015, 1:41 PM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #8

    Where did you get the globe/body?
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    May 28, 2015, 3:22 PM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #9

    Looking awesome! Would be brilliant if you make it able to roll but just thinking about how to make it move the way it does makes my head hurt
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    May 30, 2015, 11:37 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #10

    Very nice! I'm also curious on where you got the globe and body?
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jun 4, 2015, 3:58 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #11

    I made the dome and I bought the 20 inches sphere,, I want to make the lifesize bb8 statue first but with the possibility of making real droid. We still find out how the droid work.

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    20 Inch Plastic Globe Neckless Opening Clear Acrylic Crown Plastics 02024CA-20
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jun 5, 2015, 7:53 PM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #12

    It's looking great so far. Does that 20" globe come with a cover for the neck less hole?
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    3 Weeks Ago - Jun 7, 2015, 5:02 AM - Re: BB-8 Star Wars life size Droid bb8 #13

    Not,, you may ask him that woul be great,, I will try to complete while making the panels

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