Mario, who is also known as the Maker Magician, performs tirelessly at birthday parties and at public and private events. He's recently appeared on NBC's Sprout channel, and on Sesame Street. Mario makes all his own magic props, and they're wonderfully creative and unique.
He floored me with one great routine involving Mr. Lamp, his robotic hand-made lamp that comes to life and performs magic. Mario also showed me other robotic tricks in various states of development. He is a talented Maker who knows his way around Arduinos and circuits as much as Sponge Balls and slight of hand.