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.

The event was covered by the local newspaper:  The Camarillo Acorn

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:

Fun on the set


Marcellus Wiley

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


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

Brian Mix brought his Robby the Robot to share

Saturday, September 13, 2014

City of Commerce Library

Mike gave a presentation on building R2-D2 and WALL-E at the City of Commerce public library.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Los Angeles County Fair Hall of Heroes

R2-D2 entertained fair goers in the Hall of Heroes at the LA County Fair.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fullerton Arboretum wedding

R2-D2 served as ring bearer for our friend Collin & Cori's wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Whittier Public Library

Mike gave two back-to-back, standing-room-only presentations on building R2-D2 at the Whittier Public Library, as part of their science fun nights. Families enjoyed coming up for photos after the presentation.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Variety Charity Poker Tournament, Paramount Studios

R2-D2 entertained the crowd at this charity event for children's causes, held at Paramount Studios.


Bai Ling

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fullerton Public Library Presentation

Mike spoke at the Fullerton Public Library, sharing how he built R2-D2 and WALL-E, telling stories about places they've appeared, and encouraging the audience members to pursue their dreams and give back to others.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

R2-D2 and WALL-E appeared at the Astronomy Outreach Network's first annual Starlight Festival at the Northwoods Resort in Big Bear, CA on May 24-25, 2014. Mike spoke at four stage presentations, while the family drove the robots around the event grounds for photos and on-camera interviews.


Mike was interviewed on camera by Andre Bormanis, a writer, producer and science advisor who has worked on Star Trek and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

Watch interview

Watch interview with R2-D2

Our robots met Rad the Robot, built by Garner Holt Productions, which makes animatronics for theme parks like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.

Speaker Bio:

More festival info: