How often do you see a magician building his own monkeybot assistant using cork, wire, and an Arduino? That’s Mario the Magician (featured previously on MAKE), and after receiving rave reviews, filmmaker Kal Toth is looking for funding to take his short (11-minute) film about Mario and turn it into a feature-length documentary. This is one of those great meetings of art and technology that illuminates the maker movement so well. If the campaign is successful, hopefully we’ll see even more of this kind of magic.