…Big semiconductor companies are jumping on the bandwagon of open source reference boards. But their chips’ intellectual property remains carefully guarded corporate crown jewels. …
Our friend AnnMarie, who is an engineering professor, wrote to say,
I keep showing the short CNN explains 3D printing video in talks I have to give to students, and always love that you and Windell are walking through the MakerBot store in it!
We were highly amused as we had never seen the clip, which was published in 2013. The footage must have been shot just after the 2012 NY Maker Faire. Having been featured in Wired Magazine for our own 3D printer, it is perhaps appropriate that when the video cuts to us, the narrator says,
The people at the forefront of this movement, they say they want this to be as common in peoples homes as the toaster oven.
(We show up for about one second at 1:35.)
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We’d like to welcome listeners to today’s Science Friday show. We’re a small company that blogs about cool DIY projects and sells hobby electronic kits. You can find our archive of Halloween projects here, and our store is here.
This week on the NPR radio show Science Friday, our co-founder, Windell Oskay, will be talking with Ira Flatow about Halloween hacks and projects and will likely be taking calls from listeners. Find out how to listen online and what radio stations will be broadcasting in your area. The show airs live from 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific) and Windell should be on around 3:30 p.m. Eastern (12:30 p.m. Pacific).
Our archive of Halloween projects and hacks can be found here.
Update: Here’s the audio from the segment:
- Sylvia Todd, Science Star, Tinkers With the Idea of Growing Up The New York Times
- A Presidential Pat for Young Scientists The New York Times
- Young Science Minds Impress at White House (video) The Rachel Maddow Show
- Auburn girl invited to White House science fair (video) News10 Sacramento
- President Obama to Host White House Science Fair White House Press Release
- President Obama Tours the 2013 White House Science Fair (video) White House YouTube Channel
- Live from the White House Science Fair with LeVar Burton and Bill Nye (video) White House YouTube Channel
- Meet Super Awesome Sylvia and her Watercolor Bot (video) White House Twitter Feed
- Tween girl gets Internet famous for being really, really good at science Salon
- Auburn 11-year-old takes project to White House Auburn Journal
- Fremont student’s science project brings her White House honors San Jose Mercury News
- Sylvia Todd, 11, the ‘maker’ behind ‘Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show’ making her mark New York Daily News
- 11-Year-Old Web Series Star Inspiring Girls in the Name of Science (video) ABC news
Congratulations to Sylvia on her participation in this fantastic event! We’ll add to this list as we find more articles and links.