Elecia disassembled Christopher's BB-8!
This has morphed into the Taking Apart Toys series under the blog area.
There are some Element14 posts on disassembling BB8 including:
- Disassembling BB8 about the teardown process and mechanical findings
- Disassembling BB8 Part 2 is about the chips inside
- An Example of Motor Control shows how the BB8's motors are driven by the processor
- Blinking an LED or Three describes how a transistor helps control BB8's three lights
This was first presented at the Hardware Developers Diadactic Galactic Meetup in September. There is a video (my presentation starts near minute 38, though Tom's thermal talk was worth a watch as well). Slide deck
My planned inertial talk was a reprise of one I gave at Solid Con (video) plus some additional math from bzarg’s excellent Kalman Filter writeup. A similar talk was given for CalPolySLO's WISH technical talk, those slides are here.