Star Wars BB-8 Google Home

About: I love anything tech... I enjoy creating things in Autodesk Inventor and sharing these things free for others.

Print your very own Google Home BB-8 :-)

I decided to create a little BB-8 outfit for my Google Home. 3D printed on a few printers for speed and I think it turned out great. I'm now working on a BB-9 as he looks a little lonely on his own. I've also included blank parts just in case you want to just make a standalone model.

Step 1: First Get Printing...

It will take a couple of days to get all your parts printed. I did all mine without support in PLA. I used white, orange, silver and black. For the rear aerials, I printed in white then colored in the black bits with a sharpie.

Step 2: Assembley

I used superglue to build it all together. Make sure the Google Home mute switch isn't enabled and that the USB connector is looped and sits in the head location hole. This is to make sure it's at the right angle. The other thing to watch out for is to make sure the front grille is stuck at the right orientation. See the rendered image for the head assembly.

Step 3: Have Fun :-)

Now have fun....

Any questions or comments please post, I would love to hear from you. The STL files are included in the BB8.zip file below.

Please note, this is my own design based upon the Star Wars BB-8 droid. It should not be printed and sold, it's just for fun.

Take care....

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    khill32

    9 days ago

    Great stuff. I would love to know more details tho. What parts are printed in what color? What are the filament colors and brand? Did you use supports? What printer settings did you use? Did you share the STL files and additional instructions on thiniverse?

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    CdRsKuLLkhill32

    Reply 9 days ago

    Hi Khill32,

    Thanks for the nice comments. If you check out the inventor renders it's quite straightforward for the colours. I used orange / white and black filament made by Ziro off Amazon which I've found to be really good. The silver came with my Prusa. It's all PLA, printed at 0.15 height at 215 degrees / 60 degrees. I've worked on a tolerance of 0.2mm which seems to work out well between parts. Yes, I posted the BB-8 a few weeks ago on Thingiverse, then came across this site and decided to post it on here to and thought I would give the plastics competition a go, never entered one before. :-) It's really easy to print. I designed it so you don't need support at all :-) You just load it up and click print. My BB-9 is finished now, just need to find time to compile all the bits up and correctly rotate them all before posting him. Although I might change his design a little, the parts are really very small and I ended up getting superglue everywhere... :-) Included a photo below of both of them for you.

    It was a great model to design as I hadn't done many things on curved surfaces and making different workplanes. Ended up scratching my head many times :-) Got there in the end mind. Let me know if you need any more photos. As for where to place the side panels and what rotation, no idea.. lol I just went with the flow. I've tried to draw them somewhat similar to BB-8 (well the radio alarm clock my son has). Thanks, Steve

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    CdRsKuLLAshwini Kumar_Sinha

    Reply 11 days ago

    Thanks Ashwini. I loved doing it. My BB-9 is now completed too :-) I just need to find time to write it up and post it.

    Steve

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    Thanks,:-) I really enjoyed doing it. I've nearly finished the evil BB-9 too, just need a bit more detail on its head before I publish it. Steve

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