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Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show – Maker Faire edition!
Dear Ladyada (Limor), Thank you soooo much for signing my autograph book. I know you were busy and had lots of things to do, but you still gave me some time! Thank you!! You are so amazing for all the cool electronic and crafty stuff you work on. It’s hard to find other girls who like electronics and robots and stuff anywhere, but your stuff helps me and dad says you’re a great role model. We bought your motor shield and the wave shield for our little robot. I helped solder both of them and maybe soon we’ll have our little bot rolling and talking!
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That is one cute little girl! And her show is awesome! I am passing these on to my 8 year old.
Nice! Sylvia is cool…I need to show my daughter these videos!
Ladyada, meet your successor!
The force is strong in this one.
That girl is awesome!