Monday, December 30, 2013


"Don't be bored...+Make something!" 
bracelets are on there way!

Great reminder for a New Years Resolution.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Christmas

Have a wonderful and safe holiday. This is me and my sister. Every year we make a present castle. Got to keep traditions!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thank Intel for the article.


+Intel hires 16-year-old prodigy

Walden Kirsch

Employee Communications

December 24, 2013

You might say that 16-year-old math and engineering whiz kid Joey Hudy’s warm-up act was for U.S. President Barack Obama.

There, at the White House Science Fair last year, Joey demo’d for Mr. Obama the air cannon he’d built. “Congratulations!” exclaimed the President, after Joey fired a marshmallow over the heads of the press corps and smooshed it into a White House wall. (The video is on YouTube.)

16-year-old Joey Hudy. Photo by Gregory Hayes/MAKE.

But when the high school sophomore met Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the Rome Maker Fairelast October, an impressed BK did the President one better.

BK hired Joey on the spot.

Joey is a champion “maker” whom the editors of recently named “one of the 10 smartest kids in the world.” In addition to building that marshmallow cannon (kid stuff), Joey has been doing more serious tinkering with Arduino boards (the platform for our new Quark chips) and selling them online. He also built a solar-powered computer in another science competition.

So last week—after previously dropping a thank-you note to BK—Joey Hudy attended New Employee Orientation (NEO) at Intel in Arizona.

He is the youngest person Intel has ever hired through our Corporate Internship Program, which traditionally is meant for talented college-age students. “We hope to forge a lasting relationship with Joey, and all our interns, as we support their professional development,” says Vaadra Martinez, U.S. Intern Program Manager in HR.

Says Thomas Ajluni, HR's senior talent advisor for the New Devices Group, "we delivered the offer last week and were pleased to get his acceptance."

Unlike the 1,500 or so other interns we’ll hire in the U.S. this year, Joey does not yet have his driver’s license. His mom Julie drove him to NEO.

At the Intel campus in Chandler, Joey will be working in the New Devices Group’s Product Development organization—once school is out this summer. He’ll go back to high school in the autumn.

After he got home last week, Joey posted on his blog——his thoughts on becoming a new Intel employee.

“What a awesome place. It was so fun. I can't wait to start making cool stuff!!”

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Maker Kids

We had the great opportunity to meet +MakerKids in Rome at the +Maker Faire . Makerkids is so cool, I wish it was around when I was younger..and in Arizona!

Here are some awesome videos of what +Quin E. , Quinn's mom, Me, My mom +Julie Hudy , +Dale Dougherty and +massimo banzi  think about Makerkids!

Have a very Happy Holiday!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Secrets out...

Today I attended Intel New Hire Orientation!!
What a awesome place. It was so fun. I can't wait to start making cool stuff!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Keynote Speaker

I'm excited and honored to be the 

Keynote Speaker at #ITTIP
7th Annual Stem Learning Summit
Jan. 30th
at Longwood University

Here is the website for more information:

Friday, December 13, 2013


You can now get my Joey #1 SMD Led Shield Kit at AMAZON!

That is so crazy..and very cool.
You can still get it at +Maker Faire , +MAKE Shed and +Micro Center 

3x3x3 LED Cube Arduino Shield
Also Available at Makershed and +Micro Center 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Gifts

I've been busy between school and +make ing holiday gifts.

Can you figure out what you may be getting for Christmas?

That's my Grandpa (Poppie) in the back. He is just making sure I don't break my thumb like he did!
If you go to +Maker Faire Bay Area this May you will get to meet him! My Grandma (Monya) is coming too!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

What's on you Holiday List


As you know I posted a Holiday List (with my mom) Well, we are very interested to hear what's on your Holiday List.

Please post below and we will +MAKE another list. It will be fun to see what everyone likes.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide by Maker Mom

Hello Everyone.

Joey has been really busy with school, so I'm going to do a Holiday Gift Guide this year. I will add in things I know Joey really likes too.

These are not in any order..just what comes to mind.

I'm sitting at Joey's desk printing on his 3d Printer from +Afinia3DPrint (have to do this while he's at school!)

 ~ +Afinia3DPrint This has been by far the best printer for Joey. He took it out of the box and it worked, and has continued to run hard. They came out with a new sticker think to put on the build plate, make the filement come off easier. That's a must too. While your at it, grab some fun colors of filement too.


+Arduino I am always amazed at how much you can do with an +Arduino This has become a 'staple' in any +MAKE house. Can't say I know how to use one - but I see tons of them at +Maker Faire .


~ Shamless Plug..working off the +Arduino you can purchase two of Joey's kits. The 3x3x3 LED Cube +Arduino Shield and the SMD LED +Arduino Shield. These are two great kits for Young Makers. They have both been "mom tested" which means I have made both of them!


~ Soldering Iron. This may seem very basic, but you do need soldering skill to do a lot of projects. Make sure that you read directions and be very careful - I don't want you to burn yourself.


+Raspberry Pi Joey uses this a lot too. Along the same lines is the new +Intel Galilio. Sorry, I have zero knowledge on these two items. I know they are really cool though!


~ Lock Picking Set from +Toool  Joey has had hours of fun with this.


~ +MakeyMakey by +Eric Rosenbaum and +Jay Silver
This is soo much fun. Who would have thought you could make music with a banana! We had so much fun making music with hot peppers last year!


+MAKE  Magazine. The gift that keeps giving! Make has changed how many times the magazine gets you will get it 6 times a year! Who wouldn't love that! - Oh, and the magazine is BIGGER!

A few of My Favorites:

~ Squishy Circuits Ok, the truth is, I can make this work! It's fun and instant gratification. Great for little makers to understand. Making the dough is also a great learning experience.


+littleBits TV by +Ayah Bdeir This is another great learning tool. I love when you can play with toys and learn at the same time! I have alot of fun playing with this one. :)


~ I really do like +MakerBot new scanner. I do alot of origami and it would be cool to scan and then print.


I have to stop myself - I think this could go on forever. There are so many fun toys out there, it just amazes me.
I may have to say the one thing that would be on the top top top of my list would be to take your family to a +Maker Faire That would be a wonderful gift. All the things I've mentioned above would be there, plus a zillion times more! You could play with all the toys and then decide what your favorite item is.

Some of you ask what is on Joey's Gift List this year. He is really into Dr. Who this year and loves the website +ThinkGeek  He also likes LED's a lot! Also, anything from +SeeedStudio is a YES.

Happy Holidays. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Joey and I love to help you all!

Don't be bored...+Make Something!!

~Maker Mom