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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid2 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    The batteries were used to power a 12v amplifier because the sound wouldn't carry through the fiberglass.

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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    Good luck

    banggood is a good alternative to amazon and pololu.

    It pops when you cut it. He must have removed it in the video at some point.

    I free handed it.

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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    A raspberry pi is a computer. I would suggest digging into that. Good Luck :)

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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid4 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    Yes you can. The LCD and Keypad would be a waste unless you hookup a bluetooth tranmitter to the lcd/keypad and hc05 to arduino. You could use the lcd/keypad as a controller for the robot.

    The code I made was specific to my build, I modified a lot of electronics, so unless you have the same build with the same materials, it may not work. But don't worry. Just read the documentation for your electronics, and you can program the arduino without problems.

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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid4 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    I just free handed them and then I printed a sheet of pumpkin orange address labels from staples for 59 cents. I matched the color with the acrylic that I used for painting the head.

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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid4 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    No Problem

    Hi,I resorted to the Pololu wheels after buying the hubs that were compatible with the motors. I bought them off amazon, but you can buy them on Pololu's website.

    You connect it to the middle terminal.

    Shoutout to everyone building the robot. The code attached isn't going to work. You have to make your own. If you program, you should know how to read documentation. Since I am an iOS developer, I was able to use programming logic to run the motors. P.S. I can't share the code... Sorry.

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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid4 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    Here is the expense sheet.

    I know. It was very challenging.. Good luck to anyone building this, and may the force be with you ;)

    Yes. Adafruit is a great alternative. You can also use Arduino's Motor shields and compatible motors.

    I didn't make pdf's but in my pictures I showed my templates.

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  • ArnavK commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid4 months ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    Ties and velcro worked for me.

    MP3 links

    Did you download it from Github. Watch a video online for how to add a library to Arduino's IDE. It looks like it might not be there, but I use a mac..

    I actually had a hard time working that out. Basically, I bought and mp3 module and an amplifier and hooked it up together with wires. Wiring is very easy, if you don't understand the wiring, I will send a diagram. You need to connect the power of the mp3 module to the ground on the digital pins and to any port such as 11, 12, 13 etc, but it must be on the digital side. Connect a speaker to the amp. I used an old pc speaker I had lying around, but look for speakers compatible with the amp. The bigger the amp, the louder the sound. For a bigger amp, you should get separate power for it. I created bb8 using ASCAS's method I will share pictures, but I forget to take some :(. I ended up making the project on my own due to the lack of schematics and pictures for the electronics. PS. If you h...see more »I actually had a hard time working that out. Basically, I bought and mp3 module and an amplifier and hooked it up together with wires. Wiring is very easy, if you don't understand the wiring, I will send a diagram. You need to connect the power of the mp3 module to the ground on the digital pins and to any port such as 11, 12, 13 etc, but it must be on the digital side. Connect a speaker to the amp. I used an old pc speaker I had lying around, but look for speakers compatible with the amp. The bigger the amp, the louder the sound. For a bigger amp, you should get separate power for it. I created bb8 using ASCAS's method I will share pictures, but I forget to take some :(. I ended up making the project on my own due to the lack of schematics and pictures for the electronics. PS. If you haven't made the ball yet, make 3 layers of newspaper 1 layer of mod podge and 2 layers of fiberglass with resin. I learned the hard way when I did it the same as he did, but the ball was uneven.

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