Mario "the Maker Magician" Contributors

Mario Marchese (Mario "the Maker Magician")
Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a first generation Italian-American, New York-based touring performer, author, and maker, known for his unique brand of Robot Magic. He infuses DIY electronics and robotics into his work and uses magic to inspire kids and families to make and create without limitation. Mario has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC's Universal Kids, HGTV, and live on tour opening for David Blaine's 2018 North American tour. Blaine calls Mario "the best kids magician in the world!!" Mario is also the author of two step-by-step magic books: The Maker Magician's Handbook and Robot Magic, the latter of which boasts a foreword by David Copperfield. During the pandemic, among many other projects, Mario created the robot magic social media sensation, Automabot. This ever-endearing Arduino-driven cardboard magician went viral across the internet and even made TV appearances in the US and Japan. It's a family business, through and through. The "Mario the Maker Magician" brand is a collaborative effort between Mario, his wife, Katie, and their two children, Gigi and Bear (the real bosses.) They tour together, invent together, learn together, and dream together, always.