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Building BB-8

Monday, April 10th, 2017

I’m building BB-8. This should have come before my post about adding an aluminum band to BB-8’s dome, but non-linear writing is good for the soul (or something like that).
The main body and the dome are both made out of foam. The dome also has aluminum and 3D printed parts on it.
I’m using a hamster […]

Adding an aluminum band to BB-8

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

For my BB-8, I’m doing mixed materials. The dome and body are both Styrofoam, with additional materials added as necessary. One of the pieces I’ve added is an aluminum band around the bottom of the dome.
I managed to find a strip of aluminum at Ace Hardware that’s 1/16″ thick, 3/4″x48″. The band only needed to […]