“Thank the Maker” - C3PO (Star Wars universe) It is hard to describe the loss of Grant Imahara ... an inspiration for young STEM students. USC graduate in Electrical Engineering in 1993 - he was hired by Lucasfilm’s THX division. He moved to the company's visual effects division, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) where he worked (building & wiring physical models) for nine (9) years on memorable film projects: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Van Helsing, and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith He partnered with Mouser Electronics to kick off their "Empowering Innovation Together" campaign, where he hosted several webisodes (2013). Mythbusters Tribute == Starting in 2017, he was consulting with Walt Disney Imagineering on a Stickman prototype. That prototype evolved into an innovative, autonomous, self-correcting, acrobatic style of audio-animatronic figure, named Stuntronics, which will be utilized within future Disney theme parks throughout the world. In March 2020, Grant demonstrated his 3 years of Stickman work with An Animatronic version of The Mandalorian “Baby Yoda”.