One thing I think everyone who loves Star Wars has said at least once is “man, I wish I had an R2-D2!” My good friend and fellow archery coach Russell Rucker said the same thing, and then he went ahead and built one. His R2 unit is completely screen-accurate, and has appeared at a number of Star Wars events over the years. Naturally, like a whole lot of other people, I asked Russell how he built his R2. He gave me permission to share the process here.
Back in 2017, my friend and sometimes co-worker, Bethany, asked me if I wanted to be on her GISH team. “What the hell is GISH?” I asked. She told me, and now I’m telling you, so that you can sign up and do weird things in public and on social media, possibly win prizes, have a lot of fun, and help to make the world a better place.
In which your columnist demonstrates to current and former students that he is not afraid to attempt the same challenges they do… nor of the consequences of belly-flopping in public.
What would you do with two perfect hemispherical bowls about 12″ in diameter? Now, what would you do with them if you happened to already own a gorilla suit? Of course you know where this is going. Robot Monster!