The new episode of Star Wars saga: The Force Awakens has a breakout star bb-8 droid. The endearing ball droid who made the debut in the movie this year. The computer graphic director J.J. Abrams. Asked the CFX team to create an actual bb-8 droid spoke. With matt Denton who is electronic design and development supervisor. And Josh Lee who is senior animatronic designer about the most iconic science fiction robot from all the time.
This bb-8 droid is totally different from the robot before. The company Sphero is a hamster in a ball and it has a head that is independent of the body. So it can spin on the spot. It is really fun because it is madcap. And out of control and it roll all over. But if you have any event you can’t have that. You will need to puppeteer it precisely and that was a big challenge for the innovators. To figuring out how to get rid of all the wobble in a sphere mechanism.
Their involvement within Star Wars was very interesting of being part of Disney’s startup accelerator. This is all about the chief executive of Disney Bob Iger. Because he wanted from the founders Ian Bernestein and Adam Wilson from the movie. Can they make this bb-8 droid for real.
It is sadly because the full sized BB-8 is so expensive and it will cost $ 20.000. But after that they make pint sized version at list and captures the spirit of the movie. BB-8 will have batteries for full capacity of run for an hour between charges. And also it can travel up to 30 meters from the user. It can be operated from virtual joystick on the smartphone screen. The smartphone application is with sounds of the movie Star Wars. And can project holograms onto the floor. Also everybody can use the smartphone camera. And shoehorn their faces into the classics of the movie. Like: “Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope” – from R2 – D2.