Before R2-D2 there was R1-D1

While at RoboGames in San Franciso the other week I snagged myself a new t-shirts from the guys at Servo Magazine.


Posted by Chris on July 3rd, 2007 in General | No Comments

Cute R2 Picture

This has got to be one of the cutes R2 photos I’ve seen.

Posted by Chris on July 3rd, 2007 in General | No Comments

Senna’s R2 Blog

Not sure if this an open secret, but while talking with Mike’s wife Amy last night at dinner, she said that she’s been keeping a blog documenting Mike’s various R2 Events and appearances. This was news to me, and it maybe to you too. Check it out

Senna’s R2D2 Event Blog

Posted by Chris on July 1st, 2007 in General | No Comments

Return Trip to Rancho Obi-Wan

I was fortunate to be invite to return to Rancho Obi-Wan as part of the R2 Builders Group – Big thank you to Kevin and Michael for pulling this together 🙂

This was my second trip to Steve’s, and a lot has changed since my first visit in 2004.

We also had dinner with Don Bies that night, and I brought R2 along just in case. He was quite the hit at the restaurant. Don even got in on the act and decided to take him for a spin.

Don driving my R2

Here’s a few photos from the visit to Steve’s and there’s more in the gallery.

Rancho Obi-Wan

R2 Builders Group Shot

Group Photo by Anne from her new iPhone

Steve with the George Lucas bag pupped used on the Celebration 4 opening ceremony ‘live satellite’ video

Steve with the bag puppet from C4

New Cantina Band Setup added since my last visit

New Cantina Band

Actual Robot Chicken Emperor Figure

Robot Chicken Figure

I’m pretty sure this is the barn used in the R2 Beneath the Dome DVD. It’s located in the property adjacent to Ranch Obi-Wan.

Beneath the dome barn

Posted by Chris on July 1st, 2007 in Events, General | 2 Comments