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 #21437  by oota goota
 Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:55 pm
Bazzack wrote:
oota goota wrote:wow that's cool! that's kind of what we are looking at I think although not as fancy :) We could attach each of our panels to an interior dome using those little round plugs that appear on all the panels.
Great idea! I think that one has magnets attaching the big circle parts. And they'll use those panels to access the mechanicals, for those attempting a motorised BB
Yeah that makes sense. I reckon a harder mounting than magnets would be cool. If you want to get into the guts you'd undo the mounting plugs, remove the outer shells then open up the dome. something like that?
 #21439  by Bazzack
 Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:32 am
oota goota wrote:
Bazzack wrote:
oota goota wrote:wow that's cool! that's kind of what we are looking at I think although not as fancy :) We could attach each of our panels to an interior dome using those little round plugs that appear on all the panels.
Great idea! I think that one has magnets attaching the big circle parts. And they'll use those panels to access the mechanicals, for those attempting a motorised BB
Yeah that makes sense. I reckon a harder mounting than magnets would be cool. If you want to get into the guts you'd undo the mounting plugs, remove the outer shells then open up the dome. something like that?
Yeah mate. I'm all for screw on panels if poss.
 #22131  by badges2nz
 Sun May 15, 2016 9:01 am
Has anyone made any progress on this little fella?
Don't know if anyone has seen Mike Senna's static display with puppet style working head, looks quite like a good idea.
Maybe adding a pop open panel like the data holder or thumbs up. :)
 #22160  by oota goota
 Tue May 17, 2016 9:24 pm
zero progress so far got a couple of projects to get through then I might have capacity...sigh
 #22247  by badges2nz
 Mon May 30, 2016 9:42 am
I have joined the BB-8 builders forum and have seen some incredible and different ways to build a ball.
I'm scouring the site for holo projectors, lenses, among other things.
I have also found a nice set of challenge coins and a celebration 2016 pin as well.
I have been buying the occasional arduino parts to start the process, along with dismantling laser printers for gears bearings and motors.
 #22260  by oota goota
 Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:23 am
Harvey Mushman wrote:This would be a cool project.

I wish I had more time, though!
what you just said
 #22303  by badges2nz
 Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:38 pm
A friend of mine in Waikanae is looking to build a vac former, he said it would be more economical to make two at the same time, so I might be getting one of my own, all going well.
He is an arcitectual model maker with a laser cutter and 3d printer etc.
This could help with the bb8 build.
 #22304  by badges2nz
 Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:45 pm
I have also just seen online that spin master are making a full size BB 8 remote operated droid for $180.00usd!
 #22353  by oota goota
 Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:33 pm
hey all made some awesome progress on this project. Not too much to do now!

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