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March 2016 - Trying to make spheres from fiberglass & resin over exercise balls.
March 2016 - Making second half sphere for body.
March 2016 - Sanded resin ball looks like a moon.
March 2016 - Initial fiberglass head, 3 magnets, and metal casters. Too heavy.
March 2016 - Rover inside fiberglass half sphere. Too uneven, didn`t form a good sphere.
March 2016 - Movie of BB8 Rover before top platform, wheels, etc..
March 2016 - Rover with upper & lower motor platforms, tower, and springs to press upper wheels against roof of body.
March 2016 - Rover detail showing Arduino Uno with motor board, master switch, RC receiver, low battery alarm.
March 2016 - Rover detail showing lower motors, gravity switch, battery behind motors.
March 2016 - Rover detail showing 2 lbs of lead ballast, 2 metal casters, rubber band holding battery.
March 2016 - Rover detail showing upper platform: motors, wheels, 2 lightweight plastic casters, magnets.
March 2016 - Movie of BB8 Rover inside uneven fiberglass body..
March 2016 - Movie of BB8 Rover inside acrylic body with top platform..
March 2016 - BB8 head and 18 inch storebought acrylic sphere. Rover inside, Fiberglass door covers 8 inch opening.
March 2016 - BB8 foam head, underside showing 4 plastic casters and 3 magnets. More magnets cause too much friction.
March 2016 - BB8 decorated foam head.
March 2016 - Movie of BB8 Head staying on body OK..
March 2016 - Rover next to BB8 body with graphics, door ajar.
March 2016 - BB8 body with rover inside.
March 2016 - BB8 body with head attached.
March 2016 - Movie of BB8 Head staying on decorated body ..
March 2016 - Movie of BB8 Doing pretty well on carpet ..