After graduation, Imahara was hired as an engineer for Lucasfilm 's THX division; he then moved to the company's visual effects division, Industrial Light and Magic ILM , where he worked for nine years.
Jurassic Park , Star Wars: Artificial Intelligence , Star Wars: Imahara is credited in many feature films as a model maker. In particular, he is credited for his work in updating the aging R2-D2 robots for the Star Wars prequel trilogy. His colleagues often jokingly refer to him as the " geek " of the Build Team. He often makes the robots that are needed for the show and otherwise specializes in operating the computers and electronics for the myths.
Other work[ edit ] In addition to his role on MythBusters , he is known for his appearances on BattleBots , where he designed and competed with his robot Deadblow. He had a cameo appearance on Syfy's Eureka and the web series The Guild. Other well-known works include designing the circuit that creates the rhythmic oscillation of the arms of the modern Energizer Bunny ;  leading Team ILM to victory in an appearance on Junkyard Mega-Wars ; as well as authoring Kickin' Bot: The article was titled "Grant Imahara: Debunker in The Box.
One of Imahara's independent projects, during early , was constructing a robotic sidekick for Craig Ferguson , host of The Late Late Show. Masaru in the movie Star Trek Renegades. Imahara has also partnered with Mouser Electronics to kick off their "Empowering Innovation Together" campaign, where he will host several webisodes. Retrieved December 9, University of Southern California. Archived from the original on 24 February Retrieved 24 February Mammy, Joe May 27, Retrieved December 25,