BB-8 from Star Wars, 3D Printed and Remote Controlled

In the spirit of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opening week, here’s my version of the new BB-8 droid!

It is fully designed in SketchUp, then 3D printed, and powered by an Arduino-based robotic platform. This droid self-balances on two wheels, play native sounds, contains multiple programmable LEDs, and is remote controlled.

You can see a demo video and the making-of here:


Looks good, hopefully will get people thinking about SketchUp too.

I imagine you’ve seen this:

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