Tuesday, January 24, 2023

WALL-E at UCLA

UCLA’s chapter of ASME invited Mike to give a presentation on building WALL-E. This was of particular interest to their X1 Robotics team, which is working to build their own WALL-E. Dozens of students attended the presentation in the campus’s newest lecture hall, the Mong Learning Center. Many students stayed after the presentation for one-on-one questions. Mike then did a partial tear-down of WALL-E to show the inner workings.

We were honored to be invited by Professor Dennis Hong to tour the Robotics and Mechanisms (RoMeLa) lab. We were blown away by various high tech robotic innovations created over the years by UCLA students. Including their newest full-sized humanoid robot ARTEMIS.

For details on their robots, check out Professor Hong’s latest TED Talk:

Dennis Hong: 7 new species of robot that jump, dance — and walk on water
ted.com


Thanks UCLA for inviting us out!










Friday, November 18, 2022

CHOC visit

It's been a while due to pandemic, so it was good to be back visiting pediatric patients at Children's Hospital Orange County (CHOC). We joined Victor Franco with his R2-D2. Spreading joy to patients as well as staff always brings a smile to our faces.











Sunday, October 31, 2021

Trick or Treating


WALL-E and Eve helped pass out Halloween treats and brought joy to many kids and families. 






Saturday, July 4, 2020

July 4 Neighborhood Bike Parade

R2-D2 and WALL•E joined the fun for today's July 4 Neighborhood Kids Bike Parade. They even were given participation ribbons. So fun! 


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Bonita Valley Community Church

WALL•E and Eve were a part of a summer At the Movies series, for Pixar day. WALL-E appeared on stage with Pastor Jason to invite guests for photos with him and Eve in the lobby after services. Several other Pixar characters stopped by to see WALL-E too! 

Video of WALL-E's stage moment begins at 12:45    view video



Photo courtesy Bonita Valley Community Church 








Photo courtesy Bonita Valley Community Church 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

WonderCon Anaheim 2019


WALL•E, R2-D2 and BB-8 posed for a lot of photos at WonderCon in Anaheim! It's always great to see so many WALL•E fans at these conventions. A special droid visitor stopped by the booth trying to set all the droids free from their "servitude". LOL We assured her that our droids were appearing by choice. Special thanks to our Wall•E booth sponsor Progressive Automations.










Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CHOC Halloween visit

Happy Halloween! šŸŽƒ šŸ‘» WALL-E joined the Avengers Initiative costuming group and Victor Franco's R2-D2 to make Halloween a little brighter for the kids and families at Children's Hospital Orange County. Our daughter dressed as Rey.





Saturday, October 27, 2018

LA ComicCon 2018



The Senna droid family was represented in every booth on "Robot Row" at this year's Los Angeles ComicCon: R2-D2, BB-8, WALL-E and Mouse droid.

Our creations brought joy to thousands of attendees of all ages. The droid builders panel included stories from builders about their amazing experiences with their creations over the years, as well as information on how to build your own R2-D2 or BB-8.

Thanks to our WALL-E booth sponsor Progressive Automations, who provided actuators inside WALL-E that bring him to life.















Thursday, August 2, 2018

San Gabriel Fairview Con

WALL-E spread a lot of joy to the residents of San Gabriel at their annual FairviewCon event.