Joey Hudy started his journey with a simple and fun project, a marshmellow cannon, and made it extreme! He has traveled around the country going to Maker Faire, started a Young Makers club in his school, and even met the president, who also shot his Extreme Marshmellow Cannon! But he didn’t let that one project define him, his real passion is electronics, specifically the Arduino, and open-source microcontroller that is desgined to get the non-techie into programming the world. Is uses a kind of copy and paste rpogramming style but if you are a programmer you can take it further. It is a platform that uses what is called a shield, another circuit board that can be sandwiched on top for inscreased functionality. Joey designed a 3 x 3 x 3 LED cube that makes awesome 3d patterns will LED’s that are soldered together into the shape you see to the right. He designed the circuit board, had it fabricated, put together the instructions and sells it as a way to support his Making! Not bad for a 15 year old who never did anything like this before!
Super Awesome Sylvia
Super Awesome Sylvia (and her equally super-awesome parents, TechNinja and CraftNinja) are returning to KC! If you haven’t heard of her, she is a 10 year old girl on the west coast who started an instructional video series called “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Mini-Maker Show” that shows you how to make cool projects! From Rockets, clay putty, side-walk chalk, how to mold and cast, and even electronics projects covering the Arduino microcontroller, Mousey the Junkbot, and the mini POV kits! She has a fun personality and easy to understand teaching style that helps the most challenging project make-able. What will she do in Kansas City? You will have to come and find out, she is leaving that as a surprise. Her latest show is embedded below.
We are super proud to have these outstanding Young Makers as our Maker Ambassadors! Both Sylvia and Joey will be in Science City during Maker Faire.