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BB8 is real! How does it work?

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  1. fmulder

    fmulder Site Contributor

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    Just got home from work and started checking out some Star Wars coverage and saw this:

    http://imgur.com/umSzUjp

    It's the "ball droid" from the previous trailer that everyone thought was purely CGI. Now the big question: how does it work?

    Any guesses?
     
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    It's probably something like a mini version of a computer-controlled segway on a large ball.
     
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    Not that I have any particular interest, but it wouldn't be that hard to have a counter-balance hidden in the large ball. Unless you actually see movement along two poles, there's no reason to believe it's not just a round wheel.

    EDIT - this site implies it's more than a wheel.
     
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    This is going to be the best selling toy of all time :)

    Better footage:
     
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