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Done / Completed New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens - Now Selling!

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by rgriesbeck, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. rgriesbeck

    rgriesbeck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Update: Now Selling!!

    1) BB-8 kit, which includes 10 3D printed pieces (and the clear eye piece) will sell for $65.00
    2) Magnet kit, which includes the head and body magnets to make the head pose-able - $5.00
    3) The stand, which includes the plaque and a color printed 'label' (as shown in the pics) - $35.00
    4) Shipping anywhere is $12.50

    If you’d like to order one (or two, or three) please to the following:
    1) Send me a PM and let me know what options above you’d like
    2) Please include your name and shipping address
    3) Send payment via paypal to berngriesbeck@gmail.com
    4) If you’d like to order multiple BB-8s, send me a PM 1st and I’ll try to work you a deal


    So we're starting to model this cute little guy seen in the 2 most recent trailers. I'm imagining him being about 4 inches in size with a separate head and body. The body would have a strong earth magnet in it as would the head. The head would be able to move around freely on the body.

    I'd like to make a base/stand too and maybe do some magnet magic too.

    I can't see BB-8 being able to fully rotate while the head stays up, but I think we can get some cool movements going on. I'll know more as we get into prototyping (assuming there's enough interest).

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    My Version:

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    Here's the kit(s) below, minus the clear eye piece that I will also include.

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  2. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested for sure.
     
  3. JJ Griffin

    JJ Griffin Sr Member

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    How large will they be? 1:1 scale??
     
  4. RiotJavelinDX

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    In the OP
     
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  5. JKRIB

    JKRIB Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested, pending final price, pics, etc. :) Keeping an eye on this
     
  6. njakus29

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    Interested
     
  7. LTsmash1200

    LTsmash1200 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested.
     
  8. bothanspy

    bothanspy Sr Member

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested
     
  9. horus

    horus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested, although in the UK, so hoping postage will be available.
     
  10. funkster

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested
     
  11. Logan Cade

    Logan Cade Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested, pending final price & look .
     
  12. Alric

    Alric Well-Known Member

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested
     
  13. chuck2003

    chuck2003 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    interested
     
  14. IrishFett22

    IrishFett22 Active Member

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    Interested

    Assume when you say 6 inches you're just talking of the head and not the full droid?
     
  15. Kevin Gossett

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    Pretty sure he means the whole thing.
     
  16. IrishFett22

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    Oh ok so it's not a 1:1 then.
     
  17. rgriesbeck

    rgriesbeck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hehe - I'll be making the WHOLE droid (plus maybe a base or stand) and my plan is to make it about 6 inches tall. I'm playing with some concepts today as far as how the head will move, etc
     
  18. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you find someone making one of these 1:1 for less than $100 let me know :lol
     
  19. IrishFett22

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    Lol Right?!?! At that price I am sure this whole forum will know! I was thinking just $100 for the little head, but rereading the first post again it makes more sense. Or is that just the coffee finally kicking in? Lol
     
  20. Al-

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested, also depending price
     
  21. Stencil

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested.
     
  22. rgriesbeck

    rgriesbeck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Proof of concept is on the printer right now. It doesn't look like much more than 3 balls at this point, but I'm testing idea #1 on how the magnets will work
     
  23. DVDVampire

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    Interested, but also want a 1:1
     
  24. Kevin Gossett

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    I'll throw my interest in as well
     
  25. Blast818

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    Interested as ****! Once price is finalized, I wanna be first wave of production!
     
  26. bluecoyote

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    interest
     
  27. Steam Sailor

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    Interested!!!!!
     
  28. ajhix

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    interested...
     
  29. rgriesbeck

    rgriesbeck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So proof of concept #1 went sell, I'll try to get a video up soon. I have 360° of movm't along 1 axis right now. I've got some new, stronger magnets coming that should allow the head to go all the way around on any axis... Then it's time to make it look like BB-8, right now it looks a bit more like Olaf...
     
  30. hdtheater

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    Re: New "Rolling Droid" BB-8 From Star Wars Force Awakens

    Interested pending price and final model.
     
  31. mojo1971

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    interested!!
     
  32. Cleverlilminx

    Cleverlilminx Well-Known Member

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    Very interested pending on price and final model!
     
  33. JERSEYGL

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    Keeping an eye on this, interested to see how it'll turn out. Would love a 1:1 version though.
     
  34. Mark Queen

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    I am going to be interested as well. Love love love love your toothfairy kit!!!
     
  35. Stormshadow

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    interested
    as well
     
  36. cbrant

    cbrant Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would be interested in one as well...
     
  37. rgriesbeck

    rgriesbeck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Will have version 2 done by Wednesday, should have pics and a video soon
     
  38. Husker75

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    Interested! :)
     
  39. GRINCH

    GRINCH Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested as well:)
     
  40. McBaine

    McBaine Well-Known Member

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    interested too!
     
  41. ataris121

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    I had a concept for this that might give you full movement. Two nested spheres the center one weighted with rollerbearings and RC wheels. Holding the head with a strong magnet and a set of bearings
     
  42. Garyoldman49

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  43. enterprise0216

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    I am interested.
     
  44. rgriesbeck

    rgriesbeck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ya, saw that. Problem is sphero 2 is $100 +, and there aren't a lot of sphero 1s around. Mine will be a much cheaper, simpler prop. Something for your desk or shelf, as opposed to something to drive around the floor.

    Printing continues tomorrow
     
  45. Mpops89

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    I'm interested as well. A smaller version, (specifically for the desk as stated) would be very neat to showcase!
     
  46. my3es

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    interested
     
  47. pnag

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    Interested!
     
  48. CT7567

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    You know what'd be even cooler? If you made a shell you could snap on over a sphero.... just a thought.
     
  49. funkster

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    Nah.....cooler would be LIFE SIZED!!!
     
  50. rgriesbeck

    rgriesbeck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Couple issues with that:

    1) no traction, the ABS/PLA plastic would just do burnouts, the sphero has some some touch materials that gives it traction
    2) weight, it would throw it all out of wack.

    Like my Baby Groot, this will be more of a "statue" (with a moving head) than an actual robot. It would ahve been nice to have groot move and dance, but in the end for the price we were aiming for, a static groot worked out well...

    And yes, a full sized on would be cool, but I'm sure you'd have to add at least 1 zero to the price I was aiming for...
     

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