X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Ed Zarick’s Life-size BB-8 Has Everything but the Lighter

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve seen a BB-8 made by a young maker on a budget. Now let’s check out a more sophisticated replica. This one was made by Ed Zarick, who we love for his awesome console laptop mods.

life-size_bb-8_droid_replica_by_ed_zarick_1zoom in

Ed printed the BB-8’s head using guides and tips from the BB-8 Builders Club and Astromech.net. To make it move, he made a single axle drive system that uses counterweights so that it won’t easily tip over or wobble after every move. Ed also made his own remote control that’s compact but still has accessible controls. Aside from being a complicated project, this droid is also expensive; Ed spent about $500 (USD) just for the plastic sphere that he used for BB-8’s body. But the result is more than worth it.

I highly doubt that Ed will make more BB-8s to sell, but he is putting together an exhaustive guide on his website, along with the DXF and 3D files that he himself made.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Ron Howard to Take over Han Solo Movie

Ron Howard to Take over Han Solo Movie

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Iron Man Mk.47 Action Figure

Hot Toys Iron Man Mk.47 Action Figure

Ben Folds Composes Live

Ben Folds Composes Live

Polestar to Develop Electrified Performance Cars for Volvo

Polestar to Develop Electrified Performance Cars for Volvo

Hennessey Venom F5 Aims for 300 mph

Hennessey Venom F5 Aims for 300 mph