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Recent Skill Badges earned by SuperAwesomeSylvia
The Drawdio is a great way to combine music with drawing! This beginner kit basically turns your drawing tool of choice into a musical device. Using the conductive nature of the graphite in your pencil, the drawdio changes pitch as the graphite touches different things. Holding your pencil different ways and drawing on different surfaces create a never ending variety of whistles, bleeps and bloops. Once you get good enough with it, you can even play songs! You can earn this badge by not only constructing the drawdio, but also showing off how much you enjoy it. Can you play a song? Show us!
A Special Note from Ladyada & the Adafruit Team
The only thing more awesome than a young person getting excited about making something is a young person with a theme song getting excited about making something! Meet Sylvia, the enthusiastic host of Sylvia's Super Awesome Maker Show. In her premier episode, she shares her build of the Adafruit Drawdio kit.
The Drawdio is a fun little project that turns your pencil into a musical device! Sylvia breaks down the construction in clear and easy to understand steps and shows video of her building it as she goes. Her soldering is pretty great and she even added some helpful tips to the video!
We can tell that not only did she enjoy building it, but judging by the video, she also had a lot of fun figuring out how it reacts to all kinds of different materials. She goes around trying different things to make different noises and even manages to play ode to joy!
Did we mention she has an awesome theme song? The music for the credits easily competes in terms of awesomeness.
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