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    #17 - Puff, the Missing Cat

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    "Ada was encouraged to study mathematics, astronomy and music, and allowed to design flying machines, play the harp and commune with her cat, Puff."

    From "Computer science: Enchantress of abstraction" by Richard Holmes on Nature.com

    Help Ada find her cat, which of these looks most like Puff?

    A, B, C or D? Reply in the comments section...

    The moggy with the most votes will be added to the LEGO set!

    Best wishes, Stewart (•‿•)


    #16 - 4000+

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    I hope you all enjoyed Ada Lovelace Day this week, I certainly did. Reaching 40% in just 6 months is simply incredible. You have all really embraced this project and your enthusiasm warms the cockles of my heart.

    Special thanks to John Edgar Park and Stefan Schmitt for writing such fantastic articles in Boing Boing and DIE ZEIT.

    Best wishes, Stewart ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)

    News Articles

    • Boing Boing
      • ​"Help convince LEGO to produce 'Lovelace and Babbage' play set / Raspberry Pi case"
      • John Edgar Park (@johnedgarpark)
    • Canino Magazine
      • "La madre de la informática se convierte en ‘set’ de Lego"
      • @caninomag
    • Microsiervos
      • "Día de Ada Lovelace, para celebrar la presencia de mujeres en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas"
      • @wicho
    • Agencia Sinc
      • "En el día de Ada Lovelace, apoya su figurita de Lego"
      • @agencia_sinc
    • DIE ZEIT
      • "Die Informatiker ehren ihre Muse ...​"
      • Stefan Schmitt (@cerlin)

     


    #15 - 3000+

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    What a way to start all our weekends. We've made it to 3,000 supporters, I'm over the moon!

    Thanks must go to my office cheerleaders Marshall and Anne-Marie for their amazing pom-pom action.

    Also, a wee shout-out to Alexander J Martin who wrote a very supportive piece for The Register today, this really helped us pass the 30% mark.

    Best wishes, Stewart ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

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    #14 - Ada Lovelace - LEGO Portrait

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    Please enjoy this short time-lapse video where I build an Ada Lovelace LEGO portrait:


    #13 - 25%

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    I do hope you're all enjoying the summer, especially if you're fortunate enough to take a wee holiday. It's a little over 3 months since the project launched and today we're officially a quarter of the way to achieving our target!
     
    Many thanks to everyone who has supported this idea, LEGO Ada and Charles are delighted to see all the enthusiasm for the Analytical Engine all these decades later.
     

    We were blessed again to have some great coverage online from a number of kind authors and publishers (references below).

    Enjoy what's left of your summer break and brick on!

    Love, Stewart ~(^◇^)/

    • BUST Magazine
      • "LEGO's Newest Characters Encourage Girls To Explore Science And Math"
    • The Dream Forge
      • "Lovelace and Babbage in Lego"
    • ACM Inroads
      • "Please Vote for LEGO to Produce a Set Featuring Lovelace, Babbage, and the Analytical Engine"

    #12 - 2000+

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    I'm so chuffed, we now have over 2K supporters! I find it hard to think that we are now one-fifth of the way to our target, it's so incredible.

    Thank-you to everyone who took the time to vote, registration is not always a simple process, and your support is very much appreciated.

    Once again a number of very kind people wrote some very nice wee articles about the project (see list below). Thank-you to both the authors and publishers, these news stories not only help spread the word, but hopefully inspire others to get creative. Brick on!

    Love, Stewart ヽ(^Д^)ノ

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    #11 - 15%

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    What another spectacular week, we've almost doubled in size in just 7 days! The amount of love you've shown this project is just heartening, thank-you all.

    We were very fortunate this week to be featured in multiple high-profile news publications. I've listed some of them below for you to read, thank-you again to each of the authors for taking the time to write such kind words about this and the other featured LEGO Ideas projects.

    Love, Stewart ヽ(^。^)丿

    News Articles

    • INFO Online
      • "Vida de Ada Lovelace, primeira programadora da história, pode virar coleção da Lego"
      • Adeline Daniele (@adelinedaniele)
    • Aufeminin News
      • "Lego lutte contre le sexisme avec plus de figurines féminines"
      • Allison Pujol (@allison_pjl)
    • Brasil Post (The Huffington Post International)
      • "Ada Lovelace, primeira mulher programadora de toda a história, pode ganhar coleção de Lego"
      • Andréa Martinelli (@deamartinelli)
    • Geir Freysson Blog
      • "Poetic Lego: Ada Lovelace as a lego figure – vote!"
      • Geir Freysson (@geirfreysson)
    • The Mary Sue
      • "LEGO Adds Even More Female STEM Minifigs, & You Can Vote for Lovelace, Curie, & Others!"
      • Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi)
    • Top Santé
      • "Lego veut encourager les jeunes filles à faire des carrières scientifiques"
      • Emilie Cailleau (@ecailleau)
    • silicon.de
      • "Die Analytical Engine als Lego-Set"
      • Andre Boron (@borbman)
    • Canal Gama
      • "Vida de Ada Lovelace, primeira programadora da história, pode virar coleção da Lego"
      • Laura Aquino

    #10 - 1000+

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    Oh em gee! We’ve now received over one thousand votes, please give yourselves a wee pat on the back!

    (^‿–)

    My dad would have been overjoyed to witness all the support you’ve given this project. Thank-you for being so kind, both my mum and brother are really enjoying this journey, it’s been very therapeutic for us all. Here’s to the next milestone – BRICK ON!

    Love from, Stewart, Charles & Ada

    (✿ ♥‿♥)


    #09 - 900+

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    Another fantastic milestone, over 100 votes in under 24 hours! Well done everyone for supporting this project, it's truly a team effort.

    Best wishes, Stewart (^‿^) 


    #08 - 800+

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    Happy Monday! We made it past the 800 marker, hurrah! Thank-you all for taking the time to vote, I really do appreciate every single vote and comment.

    If you’re on Facebook you’ll be happy to know Ms. Lovelace now has her own page:

    https://www.facebook.com/LegoLovelace 

    Best wishes, Stewart ヽ(^Д^)ノ