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.

 
 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Camarillo Public Library presentation

A crowd of 200+ showed up for our presentation in Camarillo. A long line formed outside afterwards for photos.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Mending Kids International fundraiser

What an honor and privilege to volunteer with our robots at a fundraising gala for Mending Kids International, a charity that provides lifesaving surgeries for children in developing countries. The event honored its volunteers and raised thousands of dollars for future mission trips. We met some of the doctors, kids who have received surgeries, and celebrities who support this worthwhile charity, such as Mel Gibson, who auctioned off a stay at his home in Costa Rica. One little boy spent a lot of time with our robots and even gave WALL-E goldfish crackers. So cute!

      
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

R2 at ESPN with Michelle Beadle

ESPN staff enjoyed their time with R2 and other Star Wars characters while filming the Halloween Star Wars special episode of SportsNation. Watch the skit here:

http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/entry/view/id/808851

Fun on the set

 








Saturday, October 25, 2014

Robots at Canyon Hills Library

Mike spoke at the Canyon Hills Library in Anaheim Hills about building R2-D2 and WALL-E. It was standing room only, with some people out the door who couldn't fit. Everyone enjoyed coming up for photos afterwards.





Saturday, September 27, 2014

R2LA XI

Our 11th annual gathering of R2 Builders brought together a lot of creativity and inspiration.

Brian Mix brought his Robby the Robot to share