Sunday, May 19, 2013

Maker Faire, Bay Area

Wall-E melted the hearts of thousands of Bay Area visitors to the Maker Faire May 18-19. This unique event celebrates DIY, hi-tech and creativity. Michael McMaster & Mike Senna brought their creations to inspire Makers of all ages to follow their dreams and create the amazing things they dream about. It was our third year at the event, to show our progress on the project. Our booth was sponsored by Progressive Automations, which makes the actuators used in our WALL-E.

Visitors were amazed to learn that the project took 3 years to complete. They enjoyed seeing some of the parts molds and looking at photos of the build process to better understand the detail involved in building EVERY SINGLE CUSTOM PART FROM SCRATCH. This was mind-boggling to many. (Nope! No off-the-shelf parts!) We displayed one WALL-E unit on a tabletop with the outer body removed so that visitors could see the inner workings, electronic circuits, servos and actuators in motion. We also drove our second WALL-E unit to entertain the crowd, which kept pouring through Fiesta Hall nonstop Saturday and Sunday. While visitors of all ages took countless photos of our WALL-E, we enjoyed taking photos of them interacting with WALL-E. Hope you enjoy the smiles on these faces as much as we did!

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