Sunday, December 30, 2012

I made the list!

Thanks Mark for telling us about this!

@MarkSGreenlaw: Congrats @joey_hudy - you made the Top 10! MT @whitehouseostp #marshmallowcannon  Check out 10 most watched videos:

So cool, and so honored!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Almost 60,000 views

Wow..we are so close to reaching 60,000 views to my website. That's pretty cool!

Hope you all had a great Christmas.

Sorry for not posting much..I just got my wisdom teeth out. :(

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Holiday!

I have been extremely blessed with a wonderful and very exciting year. I can't wait to see what next year brings.
Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful warm wishes throughout 2012.

Have a very Happy Holiday and a safe New Year!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cool Stuff for Young Makers

Happy Shopping - today is the last day to order from www.makershed for Christmas delivery.
· Raspberry pi cost $39.99  
Usfull fore robotic, lightup displays and the all around project. I really like this because it's like a computer in your pocket! It does everything. 
· arduino Leonardo,adk,uno R3 
ez and fun to use and learn from. It teaches how to program electronics, robotic. It can be used as the brains for tons of projects. $85.00 $34.99 $24.99 
· EZ robot $250.00 
Very nice for doing robots makes it fast abd “ez”. If you need a base for a robot use this, and it make it go fast and very clean. The software that comes with it is really user friendly.
 Geiger counter 
Very fun way to learn about radioactivity. It's fun to go around the house looking for radioactive stuff. I found one of my sisters camera that was. $114.99 
· Dso quad $109.99 
Very useful on the go. Great fore if a project that stop’s working when you don't know why. I've used this a couple of times to figure out what was wrong with a project. That is fun.
· 3x3x3 led cube arduino shield $15.00 
Great way to learn about arduino and led cubes and plus then you have a 3d display. You can also learn about programming when you use your arduino. You can program the LED's to light up however you want.
· Joey#1 smd led shield $24.99 
Great way to learn how to smd solder and it gives you a lot of practice. And it only uses 3 arduino pins. You get a nice thin display. And it's cool to say that you smd soldered!
· thingOmatic 3d printer 
a nice working 3d printer I haven’t had any problems with it soo far. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I was just informed today that the video of me and President Obama has over 100Million views! That's so awesome.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Maker Robot!

Thanks to Chris, my mom has an awesome Maker Robot on the back of her car.

Funny thing, my grandma really wanted on too!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Don't forget to order you...

3x3x3 led Cube Arduino Shield
SMD Led Arduino Shield

Great fun!

Friday, December 7, 2012


Are you excited!!!
I am - we just got the new pub for Joey #2 and #3!!!
Can't wait for you all to see it!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Maker Mom's Holiday Must Have

A few cool gift ideas from call this my MAKER MOM must have list!
(Must Must Must let everyone know you are a MAKER MOM!)
(and your name)
(For those sunny days at Makerfaire)
(You may think this is Fashion..well yes - but you also don't want to miss anything at Maker Faire because you couldn't see the time!)
(Come have to look fashionable)
(Fashion again)
(Your Maker has one - why can't you!)

The last 3 are simply shameless plugs..

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 with coupon code MAKE100

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Makey Makey

We had so much fun playing with the Makey Makey! Here's a video.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to EVERYONE.

Be safe - eat a lot - enjoy your family...have fun on Black Friday - shop at Makershed :)
(you can find 2 of my kits there....great gift ideas!)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Order My Kits From MAKERSHED!

The holiday season is sneaking up on us...Don't be the one running around at the last minute for AWEOSME gifts...

Hurry over to and pick up my two kits.

3x3x3 LED Cube Arduino Shield Kit                         Joey #1 SMD Kit

Keep an eye out for JOEY #2!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012


Today I was coming home from school, a neighbor had a HUGE TV at the street. I got to take it home to take apart. I'm soo excited to see what is inside. I have to leave it in the garage to work on - it's to big for my office.
I will share pictures tomorrow!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Love Herberger Youth Scholar Academy

Boy, I've been busy. Friday we spent the day at Arizona State Universities main campus (SO much fun) then we had a Lock In.
We played lots of games, capture the flag, balloon toss, watch movies, pizza, costume contest etc! It was awesome.
I get to talk nerd with these kids!

I love this school. I get to go to school and have fun everyday - it doesn't seem like school! But I'm learning tons of stuff!

Thanks for everyone for helping me go to this school!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HELP...Joey Got Accepted!

Joey got accepted to Herberger Youth Scholar Academy at Arizona State University. We are very very proud of him.

We know in our hearts that this academic adventure is the best for Joey. He found 'his place' at Maker Faire and now 'his place' in school.  It makes my heart smile.

As a lot of you know we Fundraise for Joey's trips to Maker Faire. We are now faced with another dilemma...paying for Joey's school. Arizona State University cost $9,500.00 a year. We thought we had 4 more years before college and options of scholarships - but Joey always seems to have different ideas! :)

We have applied for a 'Autism' Scholarships, just to be told he doesn't qualify. He has to be in school for 100 days before going to a Private School. He's been in public school his whole life, but only in for 42 days this school year. ~silly

Some have said to use the Fundraising money for Joey's school. I have a really strong view on this..NO. The fundraising money was given for Maker Faire - and Maker Faire only!
I don't want to jeopardize him getting to continue his joy of Maker Faire.

If you'd like to help Joey we'd really appreciate it.

If you'd like the tax deduction..Joey is associated with a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization here in our town.
~Make Payable to:
We Care Anthem

Checks can be sent to:
Joey Hudy
4618 W Challenger Trail
New River, AZ  85087

We will also have a PayPal tab for tuition.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continued support of Joey.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Thanks Mark for the fantastic pictures. You did a super job making the kit! Hope you have fun making it blink. Look how straight everything is!

Shield Info...

3x3x3 LED Arduino Shield Kit

We are no longer selling this kit on our blog.

Please go to

Joey Hudy #1 Maker Made SMD Shield Kit

Only at

Thanks :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I missed school - put I learned....

Joey went back to school very happy :(

I was writing a letter to his teachers..thanking them for there understanding, and telling them ALL the wonderful things he learned. I thought I'd share parts of it with you.

I think more teachers and administrators need to see how kids are learning outside the classroom.

We thought of each of you often, from Joey trying his Spanish out with the bell man at the hotel, figuring out the Math behind why something Electrical works, being asked to write article for Make, teaching kids about Engineering and sustainability. 

Joey also gave a speech, was on a panel for Young Inventors, roamed with a video crew interviewing other makers, and had countless interviews..USA Today, MTV, US New and Dailey Report, CNN...
Wow, we covered every class - and maybe a few more.

Hands on activities are the key for kids learning and understanding.

Look at that we covered all Joey's core classes while at MAKER FAIRE!

He also gained confidence - you can't learn that in school.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Maker Faire NY may be over...but I'm getting to work!

World Maker Faire New York is over :(

I can't believe how each Maker Faire can get better. I had a great time. I love seeing all my friends from Make and meeting new friends.

The Extreme Marshmallow Cannon will now hang on the wall of my office. I will continue with kit making - which I love. There is nothing better than designing a PCB and getting it back in the mail. The BEST! (of course even better when it actually works!)

The SMD Led Shield was a big hit! Thanks to all of you who bought one. I can't wait to see/hear what you do with it.

I don't know if you noticed - the Joey #1..look out for Joey #2, #3, #4 etc. I really excited about this!

Thanks to all the MAKE people who work so hard so I can have a great place to hang out with people who understand me!

~ Joey and Julie (my mom)

Friday, September 28, 2012

OHS - We did it!

Wow, OHS was great. I were SO nervous, but we did great. First time for me on a stage...yikes.
Here is the link to the video - we start at about 51:00 ish area.

Thanks for all the nice comments on twitter after the speech.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The "MOM" Test

I gave my mom the test of putting together the NEW SMD Led Shield. I did this last time with my 3x3x3 LED Arduino Shield. I wanted to make sure the directions where good...even for a mom!

Can you tell which one see did??

But it worked! She even got to experience putting LED's on the wrong way and using desolder. She said it was a bit hard (with her old eyes) to see the green line.

She also found it to be easier to assemble than the 3x3x3 kit.

Great Job Maker Mom!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


This is the coolest thing!

My NEW KIT box!

~ A little upgrade from the last kit...

You can purchase at Maker Faire in the Makershed, or online at

I'm so excited to show everyone at World Maker Faire in NY next week.
See you there.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cool Necklace...

My mom just got this awesome necklace.

It's a little rock, etched with the Autism Awareness puzzle piece.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Last Trip!

The Extreme Marshmallow Cannon got packed up for it's last trip today.
World Maker Faire New York will be it's last appearance.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Shield

Last night my new board came, I love it. I really enjoy designing boards. It's really cool when you had an idea in your head of what you wanted it to look like...and it actually does!
Here are a picture. More to come

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Get Ready!

23 days and counting...

World Maker Faire in New York

I have 2 New Kits!!!

EL Wire Shield Kit
Surface Mount Shield Kit

Can't wait to see you all!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Get Excited

I am so excited for OHS and World Maker Faire! I do have some awesome news...

2 NEW KITS debuting at World Maker Faire!

I can't wait to show everyone!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Maker Camp

Wow, yesterday was so cool.
Being a counselor on Maker Camp was fun. I love to talk to other makers and learn from them. I hope everyone liked hanging out yesterday.
Hope to see you all at Maker Faire New York..37 more days.

Friday, August 17, 2012


School Started. :(
I am taking 'Intro' in Engineering. The teacher said I'm already past what he is going to teach - that's cool.

I'm still helping my friend Brendan learn about Electronics. That is really fun.

I'll be on +Makercamp Google+ on Tuesday as the guest. That is pretty cool.

Back to homework :(
(why can't I just get an internship at MAKE)

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Today I spent the day working with Brendan. We worked on Arduino, making a tv-b-gone etc. Good Day!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Maker Faire Detroit 2012

Just got home from MF Detroit. What an awesome time! I love going to MF and seeing the cool stuff that people make.
Now the countdown to MF New York!!!! Woohoo

Rob from MAKE took me out driving last night. It was fun.

I also meet Brenden - he is very cool.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I hope you all have been checking out #MakerCamp on Google +. They are making some cool stuff.

Saturday, I'm heading to Detroit for Maker Faire Detroit! Can't wait. Love to see my friends and to meet new ones.

Maker Faire Detroit is July 28-29. Hope to see ya there!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Maker Camp, sponsored by MAKE magazine, is a virtual summer camp for teens, with a focus on creating, building, and discovering. We’ll be making 30 awesome projects in 30 days, here on Google+. Maker Camp is free and open to all, and runs from July 16th through August 24th.

Check out more here:

COOLEST THING EVER!! I can't wait!


Today is the most important birthday!

NIKOLA TESLA would have been 156! He is the coolest guy ever! I named my dog after she is and the cake from his birthday last year!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Useless Box

Today is my dad birthday. I got him the Useless Box and my sister made him a painted frame with a silly picture inside. Here are some pictures of us putting it together.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Office

Here is an update on my office. My dad and I painted it blue - of course MAKE blue. My mom and sister are going to make a big red robot to put on the wall. We will also have shelves to show off my inventions. I even got two new tables - that was a good score from Goodwill on 1/2 off day!
Here are some pictures.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sorry for the lack of posting. I've been working a lot, today I soldered over 500 joints. I have also been working on a lot of projects.
Maker Faire Detroit is only 3 weeks away!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tesla Coil

I finally got my Tesla Coil working! I have to thank Luis for the Tesla Coil. Hopefully we can get yours working.
It is SO cool!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Maker Faire Kansas City

Yea - It's finally here! Maker Faire Kansas City is this weekend. We fly out tomorrow morning! If you are close by - come check it out!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Light it up BLUE

We have made one kit for Autism Speaks - Light it up Blue!
Can't wait to see it put together.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Interview Today

Scott Light from EVB Live posted this today;
Remember Joey Hudy? He launched the marshmellow at the White House with President Obama. We did a follow-up story with Joey today and he's interning this summer at Microchip. Joey is 15 years old! I was mowing yards at 15 to earn summer money.
Photo of Microchip Intern and Marshmallow Cannon Kid Joey Hudy ( being interviewed by Scott Light of NBC 12 Phoenix TV ( for June 22 EVB Live program (4:00-5:30pm).

New T-Shirt

Thanks Element 14 for the shirt. Everyone knows how I only wear company t-shirts!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Record if BROKEN

This is sooo cool! I couldn't believe how many people visited my blog after I meet the President. There was 5,501 visits the entire month of February.
After only 3 days we hit 5,546. Thanks Raspberry Pi. I can't even believe that many people would look at my blog. Its so cool.
Thanks for your support

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Record could be broken :)

The page views in the last two days are about to pass the views from meeting the President of the United States!
That's amazing.

If you are here for the first time - Welcome and Enjoy. :)

Please help support my Journey to Maker Faire. I happen to think - if everyone that visited donated $1.00 - I would reach my goal. Kinda crazy.

While you're checking stuff out - check this out. Joey wants to meet and shoot his cannon with Ellen Degeneres. LIKE his Facebook page.

Thanks for all your support!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Tuesday

Hi Everyone ~
Sorry for not posting lately. Joey has of course started his internship at Microchip! Out the door at 7 and home at 7. Next week he will start working only 3 days a week...more time to MAKE!
He's been working on his Tesla Coil a lot lately with Luis.
He's very excited to work with his Raspberry Pi!

He definitely has not been BORED! But still MAKING something!

Hope to see you all this summer.

Our (fingers crossed) schedule is: Maker Faire Kansas, Maker Faire Detroit and Maker Faire New York.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Support Joey's Journey

Please support Joey on his Journey to Maker Faire. He wants to show and talk to other kids to promote Making! Making has changed his life, he wants to give back! 

When he is at Maker Faires he is 'at home' It's wonderful for a kid to find 'his place' It has built his confidence at school and life.

Fundraising has been very hard. We've done fundraiser with companies, never to get paid :( (Wendy's) Or was told they would donate to help (Home Depot) and never did. This isn't meant to be mean, it's just hard for Joey to understand.

Thanks in advance for any assistance for him to continue his journey. Please use the Paypal button on the right or email us if you would like to donate to the Non-Profit for tax purposes.

Don't be bored...MAKE something!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

First Day of Internship

So today was my first day at Microchip. I got my own cubicle, got to solder, got a computer and a name badge. Tomorrow I am getting a CHAIR! haha
Tomorrow should be fun too!

This is going to be a super fun summer! I'm also part of the MAKE Beta Testing Team!