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.

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

Mouse Droid builders panel, San Diego ComicCon

This group of droid builders gave their first presentation on how to build a Mouse Droid, at San Diego ComicCon. Kevin Holmes' Mousezilla, weighing 60 pounds and pulling 300+ pounds, was the star of the show. Great job, guys!

Kevin Holmes' Mousezilla