How Does BB-8 From Star Wars Work?
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There are lots of theories going around on how the BB-8 droid from Star Wars works. One theory is putting an over-sized hamster in the ball and dangling food in front of him. Yes - that's possible! But we suggest a simpler, and more humane way.

How Does BB-8 From Star Wars Work?

There are lots of theories going around on how the BB-8 droid from Star Wars works.

Over-sized Hamster In The Ball

Dangle some food in front of that oversized hamster and that should do the trick! We have a more humane and simpler design.

Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down

We designed a BB-8 robot based on a counterweight system, like the popular 1970's Weeble toys.

Counterweight System Design

We designed and tested our BB-8 Droid using VR. https://youtu.be/e6iJwWeaj5M

Sphero BB-8 Design

It's essentially the Sphero Ball, a self-balancing, gyro-driven ball inside of there.

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