Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show was first featured on this blog in May of 2012. Sylvia has continued to develop her super awesome making talents. You can view her projects, videos, and blog here. But, her most exciting project to date is the WaterColorBot.
Since she launched her Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to produce the WaterColorBot, Sylvia has already exceeded her initial goal of $50,000. It looks like the first WaterColorBot kits are scheduled to ship in September to certain levels of backers. I am not sure when they will go on sale to the general public.
Sylvia’s invention combines creativity and programming skills. Basically, once you build the machine with the kit provided, you will be able to program it to paint your artwork. Want to make the same picture for Grandma in Maine and Grandpa in Texas? Use the WaterColorBot, and they will both receive the same exact masterpiece! You can watch the video below to see how it works.
I find Sylvia to be a passionate, inspiring young lady. What’s more, I love that she is not sitting around and waiting until she grows up to accomplish something. Want to motivate your students to work hard, dream, and create? Sylvia is a role model with whom they can identify.