I helped build a robot army!
This photo is from last years Bay Area Maker Faire. When Gerard and I started attending in 2008, there was only two of us. Now there must be at least 15 replica R2’s in the SF Bay Area, with new people joining all the time. It may look easy, but it’s typically a multi-year commitment to build one of these, and there is no kit. Some of these are all metal, many are wood or plastic but you wouldn’t know it by looking at them. All are awesome.
Make Faire is May 18th and 19th this year, at the usual place – San Mateo Fair Grounds.