17-Year-Old Builds a Fully Functional, Life-Size BB-8 Robot!

January 28, 2016 15:22 EST • Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé • 1 minute read

We all know about Instructables, the social community hell bent on helping out others invent stuff, fix stuff and even replace expensive stuff with an inexpensive DIY version. TechBuilder has posted a video of Angelo, a 17-year-old physics major at DLSU, explaining how to build your own BB-8 with stuff already available in your home!

You control it with an Android phone (or tablet) and a generic Bluetooth control app that communicates with an Arduino. Total spending: 120$!

You can find all the details of the How-to at DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

And here is an extra, behind the scenes video.