Nearly a full 9 years ago, my darling sprout Sylvia embarked on a journey to find herself. 8 years and 7 months later, she's still looking, but just between you and me, I think she's got a good start. If not, at least I think she's pointed in the right direction.
I've always been a maker at heart. Even if I've always been lacking for tools, parts and time, I've never been want for ideas. When I had my first daughter, back in 2001, all I could think of, is what I can give to her. Her youth, I gauged, is an incredibly precious thing; rushing past me ever increasingly as I become more of a fuddy duddy adult, and she learns of the beauties, wonders and tragedies the world has to offer. From that day forward, I knew I would devote my life to ensuring she learned early on, the incredible gift it was to give, and to make things. Not just to buy, use and consume with no second thought.here), and has had a personal response from all, with the exception of Adam Savage and Bre Pettis (too famous, obviously).
Sylvia turns 9 this year, and hopefully will make it along with her mom, myself and our new addition to Maker Faire 2010. I’ll have my camera along try and get some of the incredible makers I missed on our last trip, and maybe we’ll see some familiar faces along the way.LadyAda, Founder and engineer extraordinaire for Adafruit Industries). Not a month previous, I quickly snatched up a waveshield and motorshield to begin to help prototype Sylvia’s speculative bots. Sylvia’s steady hand soldered more than half of the joints of one, and 90% of the other. Immediately we began to play and create, and the idea that she could one day do the same on her own, maybe live up to her very own LadyAda, I think gives her a solid grounding, from a stellar role model.
Thank you, LadyAda.
To all past, present and future Lady Adas: Never stop creating, making or giving back to the community. Your positive input to all will ripple through to every generation to come, as long as her story is told.