I know I’ve posted shoe tutorials before, and there are certainly a lot of them out there, but this BB-8 Heels Tutorial is intense. To make your own BB-8 heels you’ll need to know how to weld, because that’s how user mikeasaurus attached the new 2.5″ steel post that supports the shoe and sports the rotating body of the cutest little droid ever. The tutorial is great, complete with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions. If you’re like me and perhaps find welding a bit beyond your skill set, then maybe try adapting this cute shoe design to a pair of flats. Either way, these shoes would be a big hit at your next convention!
It can be so easy to lose those tiny earbuds, so why not make a cute BB-8 cord keeper to keep track of them in style? I found this quick tutorial by Allison Waken on her blog All For The Boys. It’s a simple project, and for the more adventurous, it would be easy to to adapt for other designs, just in case this isn’t the droid you were looking for.
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I’m not exactly sure what a zombiebot is, but it sure is cute. Check out this free crochet pattern available on CraftFoxes.com, sourced from a super cute book (Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make, by Nelly Pailloux).
I like this kind of pattern. It offers up instructions for you to make the zombiebot as is, or if you’re feeling daring, you can mix things up with different colors, “injuries”, stitches, and embellishments. Just think, you can crochet your own army of crobots as you plan world domination!
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How about a little robot love for Valentine’s Day? With just under a month to go, you have just enough time to whip up something for your geeky sweetheart (or yourself!)
I found several cute robot projects so I thought I would do a mini round-up. First we have this adorable Luvbot (pictured above), a knitting pattern available from Anna at Mochimochiland.
Next we have the cute Cara the amigurumi robot from Rachel at CrochetSpot (subscribe to her newsletter to get the pattern for free, plus get a heads up on free patterns every week!)
Another fun amigurumi robot project from Bubblegumbelles on Etsy:
Here’s an advanced-beginner cross-stitch project with a little binary code to say “I love you” in robot – Alicia Watkins has the cross-stitch kit all prepped for you on Etsy.
Then finally we have this fun crochet robot lovey blanket from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me, so your favorite wee one can cozy up and dream of robot besties!
Do you have any geek-crafting plans for Valentine’s Day? Hook us up with links in the Comments section below!
Links of Interest:
- Luvbot pattern by Mochimochiland
- Cara the amigurumi robot from CrochetSpot
- Amigurumi Romantic Robot from Bubblegumbelles
- “I love you” in robot cross-stitch from AliciaWatkins
- Crochet Robot Lovey blanket by Repeat Crafter Me
- More robot crafts on GeekCrafts
- More Valentine’s Day crafts on GeekCrafts
Of course it would be awesome for robots to have skin. I can see this also for a lot of other uses. Maybe a body suit video game controller. Maybe a sweater that keeps track of your body temperature and outside temp. What can you think of?