Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Maker Faire 2011

We went to the Maker Faire in San Francisco last weekend.  Once again Chris James did a lot of work to organize our presentations of R2D2 there.  We also had Mike Senna, Victor Franco, and Mike McMaster from southern CA come up and join us with a Wall-E booth.  It was a great event.  A few pictures.  Grant Imahara from Mythbusters stopped by our booth along with Don Bies (another droid wrangler and builder from Lucasfilm).
We gave Chris James the well deserved "R2 Builder Lifetime Achievement Award."  Over the years, Chris has done an enormous amount to foster the builder community, he's innovated R2 design and components, and he's helped so many of us learn.  Thanks again Chris!!
Max spent hours helping out in the bubble booth creating enormous bubbles for the crowds.

After much pleading, I convinced the owners to let me drag the 30,000 pound Colossus sculpture around by myself fulfilling my "Conan on the Wheel of Pain" fantasies.