Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tustin Library presentation

Mike spoke at the Tustin Library about building and using his robots, to an audience mixed with kids and adults of all ages. He encourages the audience to persevere while pursuing their passions and then share their discoveries with others who have similar interests. After the presentation and Q&A, audience members may come forward to get photographs with the robots.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015

We displayed our two droids, R2-D2 and R5-DD (Stacy's personal droid from the popular Pink Five fan films) in the R2 Builders room at Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center April 16-19, 2015. There were about 100 droids on display, as well as a life-sized sand crawler photo backdrop and jawa workshop, all made by club members. A variety of droids from the films were on display to the delight of 150,000 attendees. Droid races were held. It was great fun seeing so many friends and droid builders from around the world. featured R2 Builders here at 2:48:14:

Mike being interviewed for (see link above)

All but about 15 of the droids brought to the convention
All the builders with their droids

R2 Builders room
Star Wars director JJ Abrams films a Twizzler challenge with Chewbacca

Mike with the droid builders from Star Wars Episode VII, including two members of the R2 Builders Club in the UK
UK builder Oliver Steeples takes a selfie with Mike

Gordon Tarpley, Michael McMaster, Mike Senna & Max Cervantes with Chopper from Star Wars Rebels (built by McMaster)
Droid races

Jawa workshop
R2 Builders room

Jawa workshop

Friday, April 10, 2015

ESPN College Basketball Awards

R2 appeared with host Michelle Beadle on a live broadcast of the ESPN College Basketball Awards from Club Nokia in Los Angeles.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

@Midnight with Chris Hardwick

R2 appeared on @Midnight on Comedy Central. The fun crew members were super excited to have such a big celebrity on set.

Watch the clip here:

Comedian Kristen Schaal in front of their Star Wall, where R2 left his autograph

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Walk

R2 entertained the walking teams at this annual fundraiser at Orange County Great Park in Irvine.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

R2 made a surprise visit to our little buddy Dominic (& his faithful service dog Kipper) in the hospital to bring him courage. In typical fashion, Dominic encouraged R2 to go visit other kids there as well, so we made our usual rounds. When we told Dominic that R2 needed to go home and recharge his batteries, he said R2 didn't need to charge his batteries because he'd already been recharged with love! Such a sweet, poetic kid.

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

R2 greeted runners at the Wookie Welcome Party, in two stage shows daily for 5K, 10K & half marathon, and at the half marathon finish line. Fun to see the creativity of the very spirited runners' costumes.