Make Your Own BB-8 Droid for $120

With some hard work, household materials, a few electronics, and determination, you can build your own phone-controlled BB-8 droid for around $120.

Angelo Casimiro breaks down the process, seen below, on his YouTube channel TechBuilder and goes into further detail in an Instructables how-to article.

According to Casimiro, the project started as a Christmas present for his dad. “When the Sphero BB8 was announced, he wanted it so badly,” he said. “The Sphero toy cost $150 online, $210 in our country (Philippines), not to mention that they ran out of stock easily!” Casimiro figured since he had experience building robots, he could build a life-sized version of the Sphero BB-8 for around $100.

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