BB-9E from Star Wars

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Do you remember this fellow:

    http://www.zealot.com/threads/bb-8-from-star-wars.178962/ ?

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    Well, it is known that the new SW movie features an "evil twin" of the charming rolling droid. And guess what happened: It's already been made of paper!

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    This is the place to go:

    https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhgOoM33t2Y

    Instructions:



    PDF (two sizes): https://goo.gl/X8YRJy

    AI (for easy recolouring): https://goo.gl/wDvXTc

    To maintain a consistent look here is the accompanying BB-8 from the same creator:

    https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=98IRF8yjBog



    This one includes several different colours! :)
    Go get it before it gets caught by the Resistance! :)
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    These are cool! I like the fact that he used a penny for the stabilizing weight. You could use a washer as well.
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    Thank you for sharing this with us!
  3. Revell-Fan

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    I like the Penny trick, too. I'm still wondering why I did not came up with that with my BB-8. Ah well, I wanted him to roll anyway! :)
  4. spaceagent-9

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    8 ball in the side pocket!
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  5. Cybergrinder

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    A magnet in the head and body would allow him to roll realistically :) (Opposite polarities, of course) ;)
  6. daishi

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    Oh my nieces will love this thx.

    Btw what is that tool that's being used for appliing glue in the instructions video? Or is it something home made?
  7. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Tool seems to be home made. Needle or something like that glued to ballpoint pen.
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  8. zathros

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    A big ball bearing, mounted in cardboard sphere, you can get these at Micheal's Craft stores, the have a magnet glued inside on the card board that you halved, and mounted the bearing inside, then glued back in. Thee bearing would always hold A magnet, mounted on to bosses, pins, holes, whatever you make to allows the ball to spin in on direction. That magnet would be mounted to this post just under the skin. The head unit would similarly have a magnet in it. This would make for a model you could gently move and have the head follow on the surface, yet be detachable. The Big bearing would roll freely inside the cardboard sphere, the sphere, with strong enough magnets, would stay located to the head. This would be for positioning, not for playing with, though such a model could be done if two posts are used to hold the magnet on the cardboard sphere, and small axles are placed to allow the cardboard ball to spin on one axis. Much easier than it looks, for an avid modeler. Just a though. :)


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  9. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    That's probably how they did BB8 for the movie :) (Radio controlled)

    Edit: 1000th Post! Whoo hoo!
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  10. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Actualy, it didn't work for the movie and they came up with something else. With an electro-magnet, this would not be too hard to achieve, and with a decent budget, you could minimize C.G. A moveable ball with weighed two wheels inside is not something I think you would not should get a patent for. Hamsters have done this same theory for years. Not much of a patent in my eyes, but interesting virtual effect. We'll probably find out later than BB's head can come off and fly around independently, if they find that concept useful, or even a toilet in emergencies. ;)
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  12. subnuke

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    Wow, I'm trying to un-think that one. Where's that Barbara Eden picture?
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  13. zathros

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  14. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here is one in Technicolor!
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  15. Cybergrinder

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    Er, are we not wandering off-topic again? :)
  16. zathros

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    What topic? BBE from Star Wars = BarBara Eden from Star Wars, I thought. and if she's not a 9E, none of them are!:bulgeeye::wink::yesyes:thumbsup.............:hide:
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  17. Cybergrinder

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    LOL, I was expecting something like that! ;)
  18. Revell-Fan

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    I think I have a Déjà Vu..! :D
  19. zathros

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    Me too because I was sure you were going to post that. Didn't I post that before?
  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    We should keep one crazy off topic thread, but always have one thing that links to the topic, like is Barbara Eden (Bb.E.) drinking something in that bottle, or did she just come out of it.. (no pun intended). :)
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