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BB-8 Complete

Post by mrcosmo » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:13 pm

BB-8 has been completed. At least the static portion of the build. I still plan to weather him and I will continue progress to have him fully robotic.

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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Flash » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:17 pm

Awesome!!! Great job!!!

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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Mr Fett » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:55 pm

That's awesome !!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Husky » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:28 am

Was that done on your 3D printer? That's looks awesome!
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Post by DJtrooper » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:36 pm

Looks Great!! :thumbs:
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by devilmaan » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:55 am

great job! You've done a lot since maker faire!
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Muppet-Trooper » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:22 am

Excellent, nice work :thumbs:

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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by mrcosmo » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:40 pm

Husky wrote:Was that done on your 3D printer? That's looks awesome!
Yes. The sphere was 3D printed in my basement. Just ordered internal parts to hopefully get him rolling.
Thank you all for the nice comments.
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Husky » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:45 pm

mrcosmo wrote:
Husky wrote:Was that done on your 3D printer? That's looks awesome!
Yes. The sphere was 3D printed in my basement. Just ordered internal parts to hopefully get him rolling.
Thank you all for the nice comments.
Out of curiosity, how may rolls of filament did you go through? Did you use PLA or ABS?
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by mrcosmo » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:44 pm

All PLA. ABS warps too much. About 6 rolls for the body. I did not print the dome but that's probably 2 rolls. It matters how many shells and the percentage infill you use. Of course this includes the times I had failed prints. But this was my first project so I learned by trial and error. The bB8 builders forum has great tips for printing.
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Husky » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:34 pm

mrcosmo wrote:All PLA. ABS warps too much. About 6 rolls for the body. I did not print the dome but that's probably 2 rolls. It matters how many shells and the percentage infill you use. Of course this includes the times I had failed prints. But this was my first project so I learned by trial and error. The bB8 builders forum has great tips for printing.
I found PLA easier to work with. I was thinking of printing a BB-8. Thanks for the info.
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by mrcosmo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:34 pm

https://youtu.be/VUayOLUY2nA

More progress on BB-8. Drive system is installed. Just got the magnetic head mount to work. I need some tuning up before he can roll safely. He is on schedule to debut at Beaumont Children's visit.
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Husky » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:20 pm

That is awesome!!!
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Mr Fett » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:50 pm

Most excellent job, Kevin!

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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by devilmaan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:25 pm

Wow you are flyin' ! Lookin great
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by devilmaan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:56 pm

Kevin, where did you find how many of a body rings pieces to print? They are quartered, correct?

I found where is says how many triangles to print of each kind to build one larger triangle, but for the orange rings it doesn't really say in the PDF.
Am I over looking something?
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Re: BB-8 Complete

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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by devilmaan » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:57 pm

devilmaan wrote:Kevin, where did you find how many of a body rings pieces to print? They are quartered, correct?

I found where is says how many triangles to print of each kind to build one larger triangle, but for the orange rings it doesn't really say in the PDF.
Am I over looking something?


(UPDATE) I FIGURED IT OUT.. had to compare a couple of different images.

I have to put in some OT to catch up to your progress now LOL
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by mrcosmo » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:21 am

The bb8 builders club has a builders guide on the wiki. the facebook page is also excellent. I now have a rolling cart and body lights installed. He will debut at Beaumont children's hospital in 2 weeks.

https://youtu.be/1oSKNOCrM6s
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Re: BB-8 Complete

Post by Husky » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:19 am

mrcosmo wrote:The bb8 builders club has a builders guide on the wiki. the facebook page is also excellent. I now have a rolling cart and body lights installed. He will debut at Beaumont children's hospital in 2 weeks.

https://youtu.be/1oSKNOCrM6s
Man, I have a lot of catching up to do.

Looks awesome!!!
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