by Sylvia “Super-Awesome” Todd
Written and illustrated by young Maker Movement sensation “Super-Awesome” Sylvia, Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino shares the power of Arduino microcontroller programming with learners of all ages through exciting engineering projects. Sylvia’s whimsical graphics and clever explanations make powerful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts accessible and fun.
Super-Awesome Sylvia is a kid who loves making, tinkering, and art. Her online video series, Super-Awesome Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show, has millions of views. In this super fun book, Sylvia teaches kids to understand Arduino microcontroller programming by inventing an adjustable strobe and two digital musical instruments you can play! Along the way, they will learn a lot about electronics, coding, science, and engineering.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares his praise for the book:
“Doing things like this made me love building projects and made me feel special when I was quite young. The knowledge of how to do such things is around but it’s almost always more important to get youngsters to WANT to do thing like this. Sylvia carries that motivation factor so well that I actually would want to embark on these projects myself. The hardest steps are the beginning ones and these projects are simple enough to not lose the interest of youngsters who want to build things in their lives.”
Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino Volume 2, is now available from Amazon and other online retailers. And yes, “Volume 2” is a joke, there is no Volume one. Don’t ask!
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Title: Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book: Super Simple Arduino!
Author: Sylvia (Super-Awesome) Todd
Publisher: Constructing Modern Knowledge Press
ISBN: Print 978-0-9891511-0-8
Format: Full color paperback, 44 pages
Price (MSRP): Print – $14.95 US
Super-Awesome Sylvia started making and tinkering with things when she was 7, and loves to try new things. One year after visiting Maker Faire, she and her dad were inspired to create a Web show about making things modestly titled, “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show”, where she shows kids and adults that making things can be fun, easy and more rewarding than just buying something. Millions of views later, Sylvia has covered everything from hobby rocketry, to sewable soft circuits. The show has garnered attention from parents and educators the world over. Learners of all ages report that the show gets students them in making things and learning something along the way. She is a girl scout and has three younger siblings. Sylvia has been profiled on network news, People Magazine, and in the New York Times. In 2014, Sylvia became an author by launching a series of full-color children’s books, “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Books,” published by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. Selected appearances and media coverage:
- Boing Boing (multiple times)
- TEDx speaker (Redmond, San Jose & San Diego)
- Spoke at the Open Hardware Summit
- Faculty member at Constructing Modern Knowledge
- Keynote speaker at Robots Conf International
- Appeared in Numerous Documentaries
- Stories in New York Times, People Magazine, Muse, various newspapers
- Appeared in person on Katie Couric show, ABC World News, Nick news with Linda Ellerbee
- Launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund development of her Watercolorbot robot project kit
- White House Science Faire participant
- Represented Girls in ICT on a panel at the UN Headquarters in Geneva
Watch the Show!
Click here to watch episodes of Super-Awesome Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Shows!
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This book is available from Education Technology Specialists in Australia and Ingram wholesale worldwide.