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Spin Master Bb-8

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Has anyone seen this BB-8...I believe it is new. I think this would be an interesting project to convert to EZ-Builder. Head and body are independent, it would be cool to have a camera in head and somehow control everything with EZ-Builder!


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Tough at a sale price of $ 150.00. I haven't seen it working in person. My only concern is if the movements are smooth and not Rocky like most others I have seen.
A somwhat long, but informative video:
Thanks for the video. It does a lot better than I expected... The movement's are quite smooth. A possible ezb candidate down the road.

I wonder if a transmitter hack could be done?


Here is a video of the internal mechanism
I purchased one of them and it works VERY well, it’s a little miracle... but I absolutely wanna use its internal mechanisms to build a full-sized one. I’ve got the 3d printed full size body and head, but the problem is modifying the mechanism (leverages, motor, batteries, wires...) for the new use. Did anyone have some experience about that?
I managed to take advantage of ebay and got a handful of bb8 for 20-30 each. I want to mod them to look like the different versions of star wars robots and ofcourse put a ez robot mini board in them:)

I would really like to figure out two things, 1 being replacing the bottom weight with a charging coil and maybe extra batteries. Second is a charging coil under the head so it doesnt need to charge seperatly. This way at the most I just flip the main on switch.

The spin master really is super cool, I almost started building a 3d printed bb8 but nonw I have something to start with.
I purchased one of these a while back and love the thing. Only thing I wish worked a little better is the follow me mode.  I was building an infra red flashlight thinking that's how it figured out where you were but I don't truely understand how it works.  Any input is greatly appreciated