Saturday, May 26, 2012

WALL-E project video: building tracks & 1st events

Here's video showing track drive building and first two events attended: Wonder Con Anaheim and Maker Faire Bay Area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3hNCCt_M9U&feature=youtube_gdata_player





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tested posts Maker Faire video

Will and Norm from Tested.com explored Maker Faire Bay Area 2012, where Norm most enjoyed hugging Wall-E. Here's some of the video they've posted so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ZqbYA2lzo&feature=share


You can see more pics on their website at:

http://www.tested.com/news/44448-maker-faire-2012-photos-vipers-daleks-and-tesla-coils/

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Maker Faire 2012

Our WALL-E appeared before thousands of visitors at Maker Faire Bay Area, and lots of people fell in love with him! Especially the little kids. It was great to see the joy on the faces of so many people of all ages.



 Loading up the two "babies" to head home.

 Mike tries out a motorized chair

 Mike McMaster, Matthew, and Mike Senna

 People take a few last photos of WALL-E on his way out to the parking lot

 WALL-E and Mo, made by Matthew

 WALL-E on left was made by Mike McMaster, on right by Mike Senna



 Lots of kids were waving at WALL-E, and he waved back!

 Men at work


 This strolling robot played music


 A Dalek came to meet WALL-E

 Mike removed the body from his 2nd WALL-E so people could see inside




Matthew and the Eve he made

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Almost Done!

My WALL-E Progress:  Almost done! It's been about 2.5 years and it looks like it's coming to a close in the next couple months. All the initial automation is complete, a couple tweaks still needed. Arms, neck and head need finishing work. I'm happy with the ease of operation and the general behavior. Next video will be of the completed WALL-E exploring his surroundings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjpd8a_8FzQ