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

The event was covered by the local newspaper: (click here) 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!


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

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Orange Public Library

Mike presented his WALL-E and Victor Franco shared his R2-D2. A photographer from the Orange County Register came for a photo spread in the Orange weekly newspaper. Here's the article:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/robots-641530-steam-careers.html?



Photos below courtesy Orange County Register:



Saturday, November 1, 2014

WALL-E & Eve at Comikaze 2014

This was Eve's first public appearance, even though she's far from complete. She was a big hit with the crowd. She and WALL-E hold hands as they move around together.



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 13, 2014

City of Commerce Library

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



Monday, August 11, 2014

CHOC visit

WALL-E visited pediatric patients at Children's Hospital Orange County.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CHOC visit

WALL-E visited pediatric oncology patients at Children's Hospital Orange County.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Variety Charity Poker Tournament, Paramount Studios

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






Bai Ling



Friday, June 20, 2014

Lake Forest Movies in the Park

WALL-E went to Cherry Park in Lake Forest for a movie night, where he brought a lot of smiles to kids and adults.

https://www.facebook.com/events/682446331821071/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular



WALL-E always likes to check out trash cans!





Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fullerton Public Library Presentation

Mike spoke at the Fullerton Public Library, sharing how he built WALL-E and R2-D2, 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

Starlight Festival, Big Bear

WALL-E and R2-D2 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.
http://vimeo.com/96440392


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:
http://www.starlightfestival.com/speakers.aspx



R2-D2 interview:
http://vimeo.com/96369589

More festival info:
http://www.starlightfestival.com/