We’ve been following [James Bruton]’s builds here on Hackaday for quite a while and he has built some impressive stuff. We love how he often doesn’t cover everything up, leaving enough room to admire the working bits under the hood. Just in time for the release of the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, [James] put together an overview of his Star Wars robot builds.
The build summary includes his R6 droid, his GNK walking droid and the third revision of his BB-8 droid. [James Bruton]’s videos have tons of detail in them over many, many parts (for example, his BB-8 R3 playlist is 15 parts and his Ultron build currently has 26 episodes and counting!)
There’s a quick overview of each of the three robot builds in this video, and it includes links to the playlists for each build for those who want more detail. This is just what you need to glimpse all of the clever design that went into these wonderfully crafted droids. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you should check out his series elastic actuators that he’s working on for the Ultron build, they give a robot some relief from rigidity.
4 thoughts on “Speed Run [James Bruton’s] Star Wars Builds”
His work is awesome and his videos are a real pleasure to watch.
Has Disney or whom ever hired this guy yet. And if not WHY NOT?
He’s probably making more money of patreon and sponsorships than he would at a standard job. Plus he gets to do his own thing at his own pace.
The mere fact that people can pay their rent and bills with sites like Youtube and Patreon is such a breath of fresh air after decades of the “starving artist/engineer/freelancer” stereotype
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