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Published on September 13 2016

Eva Foam (anti Fatigue Mats) Bb8

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Been working on a lifesize BB8. I have made him using paper mache and EVA foam floor tiles.
He is a semi static build, he doesn't roll around but his moves (tilts/turns) He also has sound effects and will soon have LED and Thumbs up blow torch.

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October 14 2016
Thanks, man, full video to be posted tomorrow.
DJ Sures
Synthiam
October 14 2016
That's exciting! Can't wait to see it
November 8 2016
Wow! what a busy past few weeks. I was working hard on getting BB8 finished but encountered a big problem. The head tilt mechanism got in the way of the thumbsup mechanism and during a test it snapped. So I had to decide what was more important head turn and tilt or head turn and thumbs up. I decided to go with head turn and thumbs up. So after a lot of rebuilding (I had to remove the whole internals and rebuild them 24 hours before the Convention). Once I had finished that I really wanted to add some sort of lights. But with only 14 hours to go until I was due to leave for the convention I didn't have much time. I chose to go with the light that flashes as BB8 speaks. After I installed that I wanted it to flash in time to his sound effects. So I wrote code for each audio file and well, I was really happy with how easy that was and how well it worked. Here is a video of the final testing only hours before heading off to the convention.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10K6AYUHp7o



And here is a video of an interview for local Thunder Bay Ontario news. If you skip to around 1:40 you will see me and a few of my builds including Wall-e and the AT-AT. The interviewer is also wearing a proton pack that I built.

Jeremie
Synthiam
November 8 2016
Awesome work @Familyman Thanks for sharing the video!
DJ Sures
Synthiam
November 8 2016
Awesome!