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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Super Fun at MegaCon 2009

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Click here to see seven pages of photos I posted online

(Group photo from Brenda)
I think we all had a spectacular time at the convention and it was a big success. I heard many times from the promoters of MegaCon that the Robots are loved by the attendees. It was nice to see everyone again and have time to hang out and pick up new building ideas and techniques.

My robots weren't in the greatest shape this year as I was spending all my spare time getting R2 ready. So as a result, some of my lights weren't working on Robby and the ears on B9 stopped. Plus the movies I made to display for B9 and Robby had a few glitches. But it paid off in that driving R2 was probably the most fun I've had in years. I operated R2 with one hand using my transmitter hidden inside a leather bag I had slung over my shoulder. By using that bag from the beginning, I'm now used to operating R2 like that. I was able to navigate him through the massive crowds and he performed perfectly. He drove over cords and bumps with no problem also. The drive system I put together really is fantastic.

These are just a couple pictures I had handy. Not the best representation but I'll be posting more in the next week after I get caught up at work and putting all the robots back together.

Moving robots around is hazardous to their health. My Bender head now has a large hole in the back that was caused by my fist when I caught him as he was falling. My Johnny 5 lost an arm and C3PO's antenna came loose. Nothing too terrible and it will give me some projects to finish before MegaCon 2010.


Calvin Thomas said...

Could you send me your email addy.

Brenda's blog said...

Jim, It was the best time Calvin and I have had in a long time, you and yvonne was the perfect host.
And thanks for inviting us,all of your robots was awesome!!!! We had a great time!!!!


Jim Quinlan said...

It was great spending time with you and Calvin Brenda. Thanks !