Adam Słodowy


1923 –


Who is Adam Słodowy?

Adam Slodowy, is a prominent Polish inventor, author, and TV host. He is hosted and producing a long-running Sunday morning TV show for children in Poland, entitled "Zrób to sam" from 1959 to 1983. In 505 episodes the show taught its viewers how to make various toys and contraptions - from mini airplanes to working radios - with simple and everyday supplies, as children's toys in post-WWII Poland were difficult to come by.

Adam Slodowy was born in Czarnków, Poland. During the German occupation he first worked in a factory and then, in 1944, joined the Polish Army. Between 1950-58 Adam taught at the College of Air Defense Artillery in Koszalin and at the Military Technical Academy. He was awarded the rank of Major. After leaving the Army, Adam devoted his life to the popularization of inventing, engineering, and building which led him to develop a career in TV from 1959 on.

He authored books ranging from technical how-to's to fiction novels, both for children and adults. Several of his books have been translated to other languages and have collectively sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Adam wrote a popular Polish animated TV cartoon "Pomyslowy Dobromir".

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Dec 3, 1923

on July 23, 2013


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