I'm not dead! Just busy. Also: MAKER FAIRE!

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Submitted by Super-Awesome Sylvia on May 15, 2014 - 11:19am

HI GUYS!!! So, How have you been doing? Good, good. Oh really? Awesome!

Well, I have been doing pretty well, but I’ve been hecka busy. Sorry even though I keep promising new episodes it just doesn’t happen. School has been torture, I started Karate, and Girl Scouts has been fun but selling cookies is a chore, and I’ve also been working on secret projects (hee hee hee) and traveling the world for STEM and showing the WaterColorBot.

It’s been crazy. Everything is crazy. You’re crazy. I’m crazy! No, just kidding... let’s get on with the blog post!

GUESS WHAT: January 2014 was the first WaterColorBot anniversary! 1 full year of awesome progress and watercolor painting awesomeness. Yay! I wanted to make a birthday cake for it to paint.. but then got busy again. Geeez! February and March were boring catching up with school and stuff, but also some planning for April!

Sylvia and other panelists on the Girls in ICT Panel at the ITU for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on April 15th, 2014

I was invited to go to Geneva, Switzerland to talk at the UN for International Girls in ICT day! The UN peoplez!! It was so cool, and I got to talk about ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and STEM and why I think it’s really awesome for girls to get into it and work it. Also talk had fun and made and made an awesome mobile app and showed off the WaterColorBot (which everyone really liked)! I’ll have to do a full post on that one day soon. Here's a quick video they shot to give you an idea of what it was like.

Sylvia talking about her WaterColorBot at the ITU/United Nations in Geneva Switzerland

So yep! That was fun. Oh! And hey, I’m making this awesome- wait! It’s secret!!! I almost told you what my super secret project is. Phew! If I did, you would know all about-OOP! I almost told you again! Well, I guess I could just say that we will be announcing something incredibly super awesome on Saturday at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014! And, soon after we will blog about it and how its about- ARG. Anyways...

This summer, I really want to take charge and own my time. Here’s my goal list for the next four months:

  • Make 5 episodes or more, changing to format of the episodes a bit: More humor, easier editing! :D
  • Try and build more stuff and explore new fun ways to make the shows.
  • I want to make at least 100 different projects
  • Aluminum casting my own sword with lost PLA casting from 3D printed thing!
  • Begged parents for Ukulele, earned money from WaterColorBot, got it, learning right now! YAY!
  • Mostly built an electric Go Kart for my science faire project, but couldn’t find the right parts in time, argh! I want to finish that puppy NOW! (Well, not now, but as soon as possible. ;) )

But before all that... Come see us at Maker Faire!


We don’t have a booth this year (I need my time to go see the faire!), but I will be doing fun demo stuff with the WaterColorBot and an Arduino at the Make live stage in the Expo hall on Saturday at 11:30 with the special announcement at the end. On Sunday at the education stage at 11:00am, we will be talking in detail about the announcement, and you can ask questions and stuff then too! Also I’ll be hanging around the Atmel Truck both days and building simple Arduino projects with kids for a bit. Hope to see ya at Maker Faire!! :D

EDIT: Oh! Almost forgot, my latest fun project with my dad and @MakerBlock is MakerBingo! Print your own bingo card for Maker Faires everywhere! Share it with your friends, give em to family! Go out and have fun!!