[Video Link] Jane ní Dhulchaointigh is the inventor of Sugru, a moldable plastic repair material. I've been using Sugru ever since I discovered it a few years ago. Here's a video Jane made about fathers who have come up with neat ways to use Sugru. She says:
We make lots of films about awesome fixes, and we've been wanting to make more films about you, the awesome people behind the fixes, for ages.
With Dad's Day as the perfect excuse, we jumped on a plane to go meet some sugru Dads!
There's a spirit to how these guys think that we love - fixing and improving things can be much more than simply a practical solution - the film reveals a mindset, an attitude, an approach to life.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
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