Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cub Scout Pack Meeting, Rancho Santa Margarita

Thanks to Cub Scout Pack 727 for having us out to present to the boys and families at their Pack meeting in the lovely city of Rancho Santa Margarita. The boys asked some entertaining questions and then got to take Den photos with R2-D2 and WALL•E.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Upcoming Appearance: D23 Disney Fan Expo, Anaheim Convention Center - Aug 14-16

We will be bringing our two WALL-E's for our booth at this event: one operational and one without coverings to show the inner workings. Eve (work in progress) will also be there, as well as Michael McMaster's WALL-E.  Disney has used our R2-D2 for about 14 events/stage shows since January 2015, Lucasfilm for many events since 2005.  Be sure to say "hi" to us if you're there. Looking forward to it! 



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.







Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CHOC Visit

WALL-E visited pediatric patients at CHOC (Children's Hospital Orange County). Here's some photos taken in the lobby before his rounds on the patient floors. WALL-E rolled up to the bedside of a blind patient so he could touch WALL-E's head and hold WALL-E's cockroach friend, Hal, as his mom described how they look. It's always cool to brighten the day for these kids and their families.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ronald McDonald House Walk for Kids

WALL•E entertained the walkers at Ronald McDonald House Walk for Kids at Honda Center.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

WonderCon Anaheim 2015

Eve, although still a work in progress, appeared alongside WALL-E at WonderCon on Saturday, as part of the R2 Builders booth. Crowds were huge this year, and they enjoyed watching Eve's eyes blinking and hearing her say her name and "Directive?"

Here's a tested.com interview from the event, where you can see Eve in action:

http://www.tested.com/art/makers/520127-making-real-life-size-eve-robot-wall-e/


 
 
 
 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Walk



WALL-E entertained the walking teams at this annual fundraiser at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. This was his 3rd year at this event.

Monday, December 15, 2014

UC Irvine Health Holiday Party

WALL•E joined other characters to spread holiday joy to Child Life patients, family and staff at Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine.





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.



WALL-E loves to serenade ladies who are clearly big fans of his film:

video


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!


 
 
Dr Phillip Frykman was honored for his inspirational volunteer work
WALL-E checks out the silent auction tables
Mel Gibson
Tia Carrera