|WALL-E entertained library patrons on the way out|
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Mike took WALL-E to the Orange Public Library for a presentation on droid engineering as part of the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) for Teens speaker series. Victor Franco spoke about R2-D2 and Mike spoke about WALL-E. During the presentation, Mike disassembled WALL-E to show how all the parts work inside. The audience was composed of people of all ages. They were highly interested and asked thoughtful questions. We hope we inspired people to pursue their own creative building projects.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013
WALL-E appeared at Comikaze at the LA Convention Center, where Mike enjoyed meeting James Hong, star of the films Big Trouble in Little China, Bladerunner, and was the voice of Po's father in Kung Fu Panda. He even signed his autograph on our son's neck! Good times.
|Lo Pan is James Hong's character in Big Trouble in Little China|
|WALL-E found his Mini Me|
|Senna & McMaster manning their booth|
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Sunday, October 20, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
WALL-E helped promote the EDHS Sci-Fi Fantasy Club's membership drive while bringing a big surprise to campus to brighten the day for a lot of high school students. Just look how excited they were!
|WALL-E shows great interest in the campus trash & recycle bins|
|Sci-Fi Fantasy Club recruited a LOT of new members|
|WALL-E matches the school colors!|
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Monday, September 16, 2013
WALL-E visited a Boy Scout troop for a presentation on robotics. We partially disassembled WALL-E, passed around parts and molds and explained how many of WALL-E's parts were made. The boys listened with great interest and asked a lot of thoughtful questions. It is always great to see the enthusiasm of young people toward technology, and we hope to inspire them to pursue their own challenges building creative projects.
|peeking inside WALL-E's front panel|
|passing around parts & molds|
|taking WALL-E's head off to remove his body|
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
WALL-E enjoyed his 3rd visit to CHOC this year (Children's Hospital Orange County). It's always an honor to be a small part of these kids' lives, helping to brighten the day for patients and their families.
|Victor Franco & his R2-D2, Mike Senna & his WALL-E|
|photos courtesy Justine Senna|
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Saturday, June 29, 2013
WALL-E played with the kids at Discovery Science Center by pretending to "scare" them. As you can see in this video, the kids loved this! They of course were not really scared, just pretended to be, and their parents were amused. WALL-E never got close to the kids, but he sure had fun!
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We visited future robot builders at a preschool in Hollywood with our WALL-E, Michael McMaster's WALL-E and Victor Franco's R2-D2. The kids asked some great questions and some enjoyed learning how to operate the remote control. Each child received a WALL-E hand stamp. One of the teachers wrote what each of her kids said about their favorite part of the visit, and gave us a copy to take home. Precious things kids say! Especially that one of the tools used to build the robots is a "twisty thing you do for screws." :-)
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