Building a working droid isn’t easy work, but it turns out making one from foam isn’t a simple task either. Jamie Young made a replica of BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using EVA foam, and though the little guy doesn’t roll around, he’s quite adorable and has a few moving features! Young has found EVA foam to be his go-to material; he’s used it to make an Iron Man bust, a life-size R2-D2, and this BB-8. He applied knowledge and skills he learned from making Artoo to this project. Young upgraded BB-8 by installing a servo motor so BB-8 can spin his head and so he can perform his thumbs-up move from the film.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.