Insert the optical axis of 4mm diameter into the center of the chassis, and then insert runner, washer and a chock made of the sheath of a pen.
Install the motor cover and run the electrical conductor through the cover. Fix them with screws.
Install Nylon stud, battery and Romeo BLE mini controller accordingly. Fix the battery by applying small amount of hot glue at its bottom.
Install synchronous wheel bracket and fix it with 1x10 screws. Insert the synchronous axle with 3x30 screws and fix it with 502 glue. Use USB cable to connect Romeo BLE mini control board and computer, upload BB-8 control program code. 【The code was already put at the end of this article, you can download if you may like】
Connect and weld the wiring of the switch, microUSB and boost module according to the circuit diagram. Install all of them at battery level and fix them with hot glue. Connect the motor leads to MA1、MA2、MB1、MB2 ports on the Romeo BLE mini control board separately. The outlet terminals of the boost module connect to the positive and negative electrodes of the VIN terminal.
Use a neodymium magnet to attach the S-pole and N-pole magnets onto the magnetic receiver with hot glue, install them into the top bracket with 502 glue .
Step Two: Make the body part of BB-8
Stick the two 3D printed half-balled body parts together. Polish them first with abrasive paper and then with fine sandpaper until the spherical surface becomes smooth.
Wrap BB-8’s body and head properly with masking tape. Draw patterns on the BB-8’s body using compasses and pencil. You can draw many irregular geometric figures according to the original edition. Cut the masking tapes of those parts that need silver spray first with knife, and spray them with silver-paints.
Cut off the patterns that need red spray, cover the sprayed silver patterns with masking tape, and spray the rest with red paints. According to the original edition, BB-8 should be sprayed with yellow paints. Then why I have to spray the robot with red paints? Kids may wonder why but of course it’s because that the Chinese people fancy red color!! Wait a minute, I think I might confuse you~actually I have no other colors but yellow paints.
To be more like BB-8 patterns, you also need to draw many small circles in the blank space. Isn’t it a chore? Heart-breaking?
Use electric drill to make two 1mm holes on the head antenna section. To make BB-8 antenna, insert two white leads into the drill and fix them with 502 glue. Cap the long antenna with a section of black hot glue will resemble more like the original one. Also, install the small wheel and magnet on the head (the N-pole and S-pole of the magnet have to pull towards those have different magnet poles in the body), stick head and head bottom cover together with glue.
Spray with finishing varnish evenly. Don’t spray too much on one time, wait a few more minutes to have the second spray. Repeat the spray until you are satisfied with the exterior.
Finally, put the magnetically coupled accessory for gravity-driven device into the BB-8’s body. Press the switch and connect to Romeo BLE mini board via mobile bluetooth. Then you can control the BB-8 walk on your mobile phone through GoBLE APP. To this point, a BB-8 robot is born.