Real life Star Wars BB-8! - R2 Builders - Maker Faire


We met with Psy DeLacy - an artist in the animation industry who, for the sheer joy of it, decided she wanted to make a BB8 from Star Wars. Self-taught in electronics with this project, she built a BB8 from the ground-up on an Arduino Mega platform and using some rather large motors and servos. Here, she shows off the BB8, talks about the building process, and demonstrates how it works. She’s part of the Bay Area R2 Builders - an organization that builds epic R2D2 and other Star Wars themed robots. Check them out on Facebook here: or Twitter here: or even another Facebook here -

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