Saturday, June 28, 2014

Meet the Makers Weekend at the Discovery Science Center - Day 1

Today the R2 Builders came out to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA, for their Meet the Makers weekend. The center was also hosting an entertaining Mythbusters exhibit.

I brought droid #2 out for this one. Today he was dressed as R5-D4, although tomorrow I plan to have him change back to R2-D2. We were joined by Todd Gottfried, Roy Powers, Matthew Henricks and Maddy Lazerson, and their droids. We got set up and started doing our thing at noon.

At 12:45 I gave the first of our two presentations (no pictures for that). At 2:45 Matthew gave our second talk. For both talks all the R2 Builders took questions.

I also visited the Mythbusters exhibit, which featured props from the show as well as interactive stations, including one exploring the chemical contents of human flatulence (now there's and idea for an 8th grade science project).

We wrapped up with a group picture, and then called it a day.

Matthew's droidmobile is a bit more open-air than mine.

I do it all again tomorrow.

The full photoset is here.


perello23 said...

Grate job Victor! :)

Nick and Ann said...

hi Victor, it was great to finally meet you in person! We'll be keeping in touch, we will definitely have lots of questions for you and can use your expertise =)

Victor Franco said...

It was great meeting you guys too! Feel free to ask all the questions you want. Congratulations, best of luck with your build, and let me know if you should need help with Plan B for your big day.