Saturday, November 17, 2007

Walk Now for Autism Charity Event

Today R2 participated with the 501st and Rebel Legion in the Walk Now for Autism charity event in my hometown of Irvine.

When I arrived, I found out that the area was wall-to-wall grass, no pavement. I unloaded the Droidmobile and used the cart to get R2 to his station.

Once again, Chris Romines and I teamed up for droid duty, with R2-D2 and R2-A1.

Pictures, pictures and more pictures of the droids and the Star Wars characters.

Some of those photographed looked like they had little idea who the droids were or why they had to take a picture with them.

The crowds just kept coming.

The guests included some slightly out-of-the-ordinary admirers.

R2 had another good outing, although by the end he was hallucinating and seeing bubbles.

After the event, I swung my Mike's house to reprogram my PIC chip to turn the dome servo the correct amount for my dome controller. After a few iterations of programming the wrong image into the chip, we got it right and R2 no longer gets stuck trying to rotate his dome under control of the circuit.

While I was there, a package arrived for Mike, and he ran to the mailbox giddy as a schoolgirl. The R2 Builders hat he ordered from Trent Dickson arrived. He proudly posed with it, along with his R2 and his iPhone (which also displays R2).


Chris said...

great photos. chris looks so serious there :)

how did r2 run on the grass?

Calvin Thomas said...

That's Awesome old man, I can't wait till I can post pics like those.
Keep up the GREAT work and those meetings, I don't know what to say.

Victor Franco said...

Chris, I did not run R2 on the grass, other than a few inches. The two droids pretty much stayed put for the whole event, and other characters and fans came to them. :)

Calvin, your day will come soon, and when it does, the ladies will use your dome as a mirror to check their makeup. :)