Monday, October 16, 2017

Upcoming Appearance: A Place Called Home, LA, Oct 21

Mike will be presenting with his R2-D2 this Saturday in Los Angeles at A Place Called Home, a safe place for inner city kids. The presentation is 1:30-2:30pm, and the event is open to the public. For details:

go to event Facebook page


UPCOMING APPEARANCE: Stan Lee's Comic Con (Comikaze) Oct 27-28

BB-8 will appear again at the BB-8 Builders booth (#1556) at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con, formerly called Comikaze, at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Hope to see you there!




Friday, October 6, 2017

CHOC Visit

Always an honor to help bring smiles to CHOC (Children's Hospital Orange County) patients and families. The kids got awesome Star Wars hospital gowns and lots of other goodies. The droids were interviewed in Seacrest Studios for the hospital's closed circuit TV channel, and visited patient rooms. Such an amazing place! ❤️🐻






Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Science and Star Wars show


Mike Senna and Michael McMaster appeared on this week's episode of the new Science and Star Wars show on StarWars.com. Michael McMaster built the R3-A3 droid, Gordon Tarpley painted it, and Mike Senna built and programmed Watson's interface and a special remote control transmitter. R3 interacts with show host Anthony Carboni.

Watch the show here






Saturday, September 23, 2017

R2LA 14

We hosted our 14th annual gathering of Droid Builders, with more than 145 people and 68 different droids in various stages of completion. StarWars.com came to film a feature for The Star Wars Show. Mouse droid races and demolition derby were held in the street. Thanks to Lucasfilm for showing their support of our community.

Watch The Star Wars Show here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqyEOXWWjwg








Saturday, August 26, 2017

Canyon Hills Library

Thanks to the friendly staff at the Canyon Hills Library for inviting us back. R2-D2 and BB-8 made some new friends in Anaheim Hills as Mike shared how he built his robotic replicas. Kids, including some members of a local elementary school robotics team, sat quietly and asked thoughtful questions. Everyone enjoyed getting photos taken with the droids at the end.














video

Sunday, July 23, 2017

R2 Builders panel, San Diego ComicCon

Mike joined with a fun group of R2 builders to share how to build your own R2-D2, for a huge audience at San Diego ComicCon. The room was full and unfortunately people were turned away. Two BB-8s made appearances, as well as Chopper and a surprise visit by C3PO. Thanks to Thomas, Tony, Paul, Anastasia and everyone else for helping with droid logistics, always a challenge at this huge con.

During introductions, Mike said he also built a BB-8, which he would probably show later in the presentation. Others encouraged him to "show it NOW!" Watch the video below to see what happened next. We love William Miyamoto!

Watch Mike & William try to one-up each other with their BB-8s