Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Sylvia's Super-Awesome Pr... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by owlsbooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good copy with moderate cover and page wear from being handled and read. Accessories or dust jacket may be missing. Could be an ex-library copy that will have all the stickers and or marking of the library. Some textual or margin notes and possibly contain highlighting.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2) Paperback – November 20, 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.95
$12.81 $8.13

Realistic fiction for tweens
Ms. Bixby's Last Day
Wishing Day
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
$14.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2)
  • +
  • Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone
Total price: $64.90
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

Doing things like this made me love building projects and made me feel special when I was quite young. The knowledge of how to do such things is around but it's almost always more important to get youngsters to WANT to do thing like this. Sylvia carries that motivation factor so well that I actually would want to embark on these projects myself. The hardest steps are the beginning ones and these projects are simple enough to not lose the interest of youngsters who want to build things in their lives.  - Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple

"What a refreshing and original book! Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino by Super-Awesome Sylvia is packed with whimsy, energy, and tons of practical "hands-on" activities to get kids excited about microcontroller engineering, science and programming. This is also a great book for parents and teachers who should be joining their kids at the "maker table!" Bravo, Sylvia! Super-awesome!!"
- Peter H. Reynolds, NY Times Bestselling author & illustrator, The Dot, Ish, The Judy Moody series


"When kids encounter Arduino, they quickly realize that it's possible to create almost anything they can dream of. Sylvia is the best teacher I could imagine to introduce them to this powerful, easy-to-use electronics prototyping platform." - Mark FraunfelderFounding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine


"Sylvia's super awesome explanations and illustrations illuminate the often intimidating introduction to Arduino. Easy to read, clear, and funny, this book has everything a kid (even a big one) needs to get started tinkering and coding their own projects with confidence." - Pat Yongpradit, Director of Education, Code.org

About the Author

Super-Awesome Sylvia started making and tinkering with things when she was 7, and loves to try new things. One year after visiting Maker Faire, she and her dad were inspired to create a Web show about making things modestly titled, "Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show", where she shows kids and adults that making things can be fun, easy and more rewarding than just buying something.  

Millions of views later, Sylvia has covered everything from hobby rocketry, to sewable soft circuits. The show has garnered attention from parents and educators the world over. Learners of all ages report that the show gets students them in making things and learning something along the way. She is a girl scout and has three younger siblings. 

Sylvia has been profiled on network news, People Magazine, and in the New York Times. 

In 2014, Sylvia became an author by launching a series of full-color children's books, "Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Books," published by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Series: Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book
  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Constructing Modern Knowledge Press (November 20, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989151166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989151160
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By S. Freebern on October 29, 2015
Format: Paperback
This is very difficult for a beginner to use. The projects will interest only the earliest beginners, but the book is simply inadequate for a beginner without a constant companion. It has "girl child engineer" star power, but other than a catchy title and a few satisfactory sciencey descriptions, I don't see educational quality. I am a female computer engineer, so I know what I am talking about. I will share with you a few quotes from the book to explain why I would not purchase this product.

About getting the required software up and running. P. 4: "If you are using Windows, make sure the Arduino driver installation is successful before continuing." Uh, how would I know that, Sylvie? "Sometimes it' a real pain to get your Arduino board to talk to your computer, but once things are worked out, they'll live happily ever after." Uh, no. I've had this a few months, and it just stops working, but a reinstall of the Arduino software fixes it. This is frustrating even for an experienced adult, and crushing for an enthusiastic child to pull it from the closet and need a reinstall first.

About not frying LEDs by using outside of pin 13: p. 9: "Always use an appropriate resistor if lighting an LED from any Arduino pin other than 13." Sylvie, children have not studied electrical science and don't know what qualifies as "appropriate" for a resistor. And if the kit contained one, you haven't even told us how to use it!

Also, descriptions like p.9 "I chose pin 2, 'cause it's the coolest of the analog pins!" is not particularly helpful. A discussion about how to get those tiny wires to stick into the tiny holes in the potentiometer would be actually quite useful.

I'll work with this because I have years of college lab experience, but I wouldn't recommend this for anyone outside of a class or the guidance of someone with circuit experience.
2 Comments 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I bought this book to add to my growing Maker Library with the intention of helping me better grasp how to incorporate Arduinos into my own practice and into the science and art classrooms. Sylvia delivers information in attainable chunks using a friendly voice throughout the book. With the help of her "robot friends," Sylvia offers guided inquiry for coding, science, arts, and engineering explorations for both Arduino beginners and people who are ready for additional challenges. This is a great addition to any STEM library, and would make a terrific gift (especially when paired with an Arduino kit) for makers and tinkerers of any age.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have been working hard with my school to develop a true Maker Space with the students and this is the book to get. Super-Awesome Sylvia breaks down using Ardunio for both students and teachers alike. For such a young genius, Sylvia makes the book a true joy to read and serve as a great map is making your own Maker Space using Ardunio.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I teach a middle school STEAM Lab and my students are in the midst of a circuit and electricity project. This book is a fantastic resource for the students who are working with the Arduino for the first time. Sylvia's projects using sound and lights captivate the imaginations of my students and her easy to understand and easy to follow instructions means that students can work on projects without feeling overwhelmed.

This book does an excellent job in providing basic projects for students to tackle, then once the student has constructed project, provides a detailed examination of the concepts, the code, and the components used. Once basic ideas are understood, Sylvia provides creative and challenging ways to modify or extend the projects.

This is not a step-by-step recipe book where all projects end up the same, but a project book that provides starting points and information to learn the basics with challenges and ideas to push beyond the ordinary.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Super Awesome Sylvia stays true to her mantra by sharing simple projects young makers (including adult children) that encourage them to get out there and start making. Along with a team of bot buddies, Sylvia leads budding makers on an adventure into a new world of making, tinkering and learning. What I really like about this book is that no experience is necessary and kids won't need to read through a lot of theory or explanations before getting started. Like master teachers, when explanations are necessary, Sylvia and our bot buddies provide just-in-time learning snippets explaining concepts. Also shared are ways to extend projects to be even better. This book will definitely be a hit with makers in our school's maker studio. Get this book into a youngsters hands and they will soon be out making something!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Although I teach elementary school technology, I have been intimidated to embrace the Arduino and try learning to use it. This guide was exactly what I needed to overcome my hesitancy and jump in. Lavishly illustrated by Sylvia herself, this project book leads the Arduino novice through three projects of increasing challenge in an easy to follow, fun way. Each project builds on lessons from the previous, so the lessons are never overwhelming and information is presented as it is relevant, instead of piled on you at the beginning of the book. I look forward to using this guide as I start exploring programming the Arduino!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2)