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Wonder Workshop : Dot's Tie Fighter

I wanted to share my homework assignment for Wonder Workshop. 

It started with a Lego Star Wars kit, I built it as Lego designed. The kit was finished and was collecting dust, I wanted to have some more fun with it.

 ... so, I modified it to incorporate Wonder's Dot robot. Dot seemed like a perfect fit for the Tie Fighter. 

And, At just $49, I think Dot is a great toy to bring Legos to life. Dot has connectors that are compatible with Lego Blocks. 

Instead of just following building instructions, I used imagination and expressed myself with the modification. It was a lot of fun, enjoy!

I modified the Tie fighter for Dot to be the pilot
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The top cover hides something, open to reveal

Buttons to control Dot
Dot has Lego compatible connectors that snap on each side.
Tie Fighter upside-down, shows Dot's cockpit

Putting Dot on-board, slide to fit

Dot is mounted

Let's turn him on

He comes to life - 'What where am I?'

Let's run the Tie Fighter program, made with Wonder

Video of the program interacting.

Video of Dot being ejected

This is the Wonder program I used to bring it all to life.
I recorded Star Wars sounds for this program, using the iPad.
Entering Freeplay with Wonder

Looking at the State Machine Program used for the Tie Fighter

Connecting to Dot via BTLE

Transferring my program to Dot to run on the robot, no device needed!

I also built a stand to display the Tie Fighter

Links : 

Dot from Wonder Workshop : Wonder Workshop

Star Wars Tie Fighter : TIE Fighter™

Star Wars Sound Effects : Star Wars Soundboard