Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz
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Droid Powered Power Droid

I have been wanting to make a GNK (Gonk) Droid prop from Star Wars for a while, but figured I'd make it a little more useful.

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Droid Powered Power Droid

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Storage bins
×2
Garage seal
×1
Wood 2x4
×1
Wood 4x6
×1
Spray paint
I used hammered metal gray and medium gray
×1
Square metal baking dish
×1
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
×1
Greeblies and Decorations
Assorted random pieces to attach for decorations. 3D printers are great for this, vinyl decals as well
×1
AIY Voice
Google AIY Voice
Voice kit for Raspberry Pi
×1
LED (generic)
LED (generic)
Used 3 5mm slow fading color changing, 1 blue, 1 yellow
×1
Resistor 1k ohm
Resistor 1k ohm
×5
Bolts and nuts
For attaching speaker and Pi to shell
×1
Door hinge
×1
Angle brackets
2 inch x 1 inch worked well
×6
Drywall screws
×1
Plumbing tubing
×1

Software apps and online services

Android Things
Google Android Things

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Band Saw
Use whatever you can to cut the wood. Band saw made this super easy, but not everyone has one. The cuts are straight forward enough.
Hand Drill
Box cutter
The containers are the perfect material for scour and snap
Sand paper
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)

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Code

GitHub Repo

Repo built off of the Assistant sample for controlling a Gonk droid prop

Credits

Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz

Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz

17 projects • 56 followers
Google Developer Expert (GDE) for IoT & Android. Former zookeeper, current 501st and Rebel Legion member, have built real robots

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