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screen shot 2013 05 28 at 11 42 14 am Super Awesome Sylvia Heads To The White House Again We’ve had the honor of having Sylvia Todd, gracing the pages of Make since way back in 2010. It all started when we all fell in love with Super Awesome Sylvia’s first video, explaining how she made a Drawbot from a kit.

Since then Sylvia has gone on to do so many incredible things from making silly putty to creating squishy circuits, gracing the cover of our magazine to building heart rate detecting pendants.  Sylvia has actually done so many incredible things it would be silly to try to link to all of them here. The past four years have had Sylvia exploring so many facets of making that you’ll just have too check out all of the things she’s shown ff on Make.

Last year Sylvia went to the White House science fair with her watercolorbot, a robot that creates water color paintings.

Apparently this year she can relax a little bit as they haven’t requested that she bring a demo:

“Even though I won’t be presenting anything, I can’t wait to see all the amazing people and projects that did make it here. It’s so cool that June 18th is now officially the national day of making!! Exciting that us makers are being recognized nationally and I am proud to be a even just a little part of it, helping inspire kids to join the professionals hacking their dreams together.”


President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire on June 18 to recognize the contributions of makers who bring creativity and technical ability to a broad range of projects. If you are a maker or a friend of makers, please become an advocate for expanding opportunities for making and makers in your community.

To show your support for growing the maker community, we encourage you to sign the “Building Maker Communities” pledge and put yourself on the map!


Caleb Kraft

Community Editor for Make:
I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a maker.

I’d always love to hear about what you’re making, so send me an email any time at [email protected]

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