Thursday, December 7, 2017

Speechless on ABC

It was fun to be a part of the special Star Wars episode of the TV show Speechless on ABC, which aired December 6. During a break in filming, we captured Micah Fowler's shenanigans with R2-D2 on the red carpet.

Watch Micah Fowler racing with R2-D2

Watch the full episode here

Kevin Smith

Mason Cook

Micah Fowler

Micah Fowler

Saturday, December 2, 2017

LA Auto Show

It was great to be a part of the excitement at Nissan's LA Auto Show exhibit of Star Wars cars. Watch a Good Morning America feature on the cars here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Parish School, Dana Point

We filled the Maker Space for two different presentations and photo ops at The Parish School's STREAM night in Dana Point. Students and families listened to stories about how R2-D2 was built and how we use him, and got inspired for their own building projects. In the gym, students displayed home-baked desserts to convey the space theme. Classrooms showed their STREAM projects such as programmable robots in the 4th grade classrooms. Creative student posters were hung throughout the hallways promoting the event.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con

BB-8 and Mouse Droid appeared (along with WALL-E) at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con (formerly called Comikaze) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct 27 and 28. The R2 Builders and BB-8 Builders brought a lot of other droids as well, including a whole bunch of Mouse Droids!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Calvary Christian School, Santa Ana

Mike gave a presentation about building his R2-D2 for a family night at Calvary Christian School in Santa Ana, where the robotics club kids asked lots of insightful questions. They lined up for photos with R2, and a few got autographs and photos with Mike.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Starlight Children's Foundation--Dream Halloween

Mike brought R2 to Starlight Children's Foundation's Dream Halloween event for children and families in Los Angeles.

A Place Called Home, Los Angeles

Mike presented how he built his R2-D2 at A Place Called Home, a safe place for inner city kids in Los Angeles. What a great organization! For details:

go to event Facebook page

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 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. 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

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.