In the months before his sudden death, former Mythbuster Grant Imahara built a fully animatronic Baby Yoda. Having spent 3 months of his personal time designing, programming, and 3D printing the project, he intended to bring it to hospitals to cheer up sick children.

Grant Imahara’s BABY YODA Bot Is Highly Animated

Two things in life are certain: One, you’re going to die. Two, Baby Yoda will forever dominate people’s hearts and the internet with his cuteness. Exhibit one billion (or somewhere around there): Grant Imahara’s new Baby Yoda bot, which is not only as cute as The Mandalorian’s Child, but also seamlessly emotive. Maybe Boston Dynamics can team up with Imahara like it did with Adam Savage—that way when the killer robot hordes come, at least they’ll be cute.

Imahara, best known as one of the stars of the television series Mythbusters, posted video and pictures of his robotic Baby Yoda to Instagram and Twitter. He explained on Instagram that he’s spent three months building the diminutive animatronic as a not-for-profit project. In the post… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

13 thoughts on “In the months before his sudden death, former Mythbuster Grant Imahara built a fully animatronic Baby Yoda. Having spent 3 months of his personal time designing, programming, and 3D printing the project, he intended to bring it to hospitals to cheer up sick children.”

  1. mach2sloth

    I hate being reminded that Grant is dead.

  2. QCA_Tommy

    They should *still* take it to hospitals, especially given that it was basically his last wish. Hell, if it’s not finished, they should finish it and do that, all in his memory

  3. Magyarharcos

    Jessi, the girl who was part of the B team for a bit, also passed away in 2019. She made her own rocket powered car to break the landspeed record, and she died on impact. I think she did actually manage to beat the record with that final attempt

    I’ll miss her too

  4. mandatorysin

    Yeah he was low key the nicest dude

  5. Spartan0330

    Well, that’s depressing.

  6. Mundane_Advertising

    His mother and close friends created the Grant Imahara Foundation, a nonprofit, to support STEAM funding for schools and teachers! It really looks like they’re trying to do good things – here’s the website for anybody who wants to look into donating. https://grantimaharafoundation.org

  7. predictingzepast

    So, Disney is now a suspect..

  8. The_Randalorian_

    “former” Mythbuster? Oh hell nah.

    Grant will *always* be a Mythbuster.

  9. danteheehaw

    He seems like he was a good person through and through

  10. Thunder_gp

    On the list of people I would really want to meet he was one of them.

  11. Magyarharcos

    Rest in Peace, you absolute Legend
    You were always my favourite part of Mythbusters, and thank you for blessing us with your passion!

  12. monchota

    Out of a all the celebrity deaths in the last so many years, this was one of the saddest. He had so much potential to help the world.

  13. dutchie19

    This makes me happy and sad at the same time

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