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Ever since he first rolled into our lives back in 2008, we've loved WALL-E, the lovable trash compactor robot at the heart of the Pixar film of the same name. He's cute, he's loving, he's brave, and he's just plain neat. Too bad he's only a cartoon, right? Well, not anymore.

Mike Senna, a California robotics enthusiast, was best known up until a little while ago for building a life-sized, working R2-D2. It started out as a hobby, then became something more when Mike began taking R2 to events for City of Hope, a pediatric cancer charity. After a while, it became apparent that it would be even more fun if he built a character with "more emotion," and Senna began work on WALL-E.

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wow i know these kinds of things are for passion, but myself wouldnt spend 3.8k hours doing this, even though it was a great movie lol biggrin.gif the guy says it took him 133 to 158 days.watched the vid, and it is priceless. lets all wish disney wont act like apple and sue because he was a big fan or such.
     
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The robotics stuff is cool.
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Full of cute win :3
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Some engineering students at my university has a full size remote control WALL-E. It's pretty awesome.
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So that's what he did with all his unemployment checks....
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wow i know these kinds of things are for passion, but myself wouldnt spend 3.8k hours doing this, even though it was a great movie lol biggrin.gif the guy says it took him 133 to 158 days.watched the vid, and it is priceless. lets all wish disney wont act like apple and sue because he was a big fan or such.


Yes I was mostly impressed with WHY he did it. And how he was discouraged half way through and deciding to give up and then remembering why he wanted to in the first place.. It really touches your heart.
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This guy is amazing, definitely deserves money for doing this
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What a great guy. This should replace digital effects all day...

You guys are getting out of hand with this thread format bu ll sh it. Just let it go sometimes. Its not really that big a deal where that has to be the first post everytime.
Edited by Acefire - 8/3/12 at 4:04pm
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So that's what he did with all his unemployment checks....

Did you even read the article?
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He spent at least 25 hours a week working on it (he also has a job)
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