My DIY project book, Maker Dad is just $2 as a Kindle right now.
As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but he’s never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing projects for fathers and daughters to do together. These crafts and gadgets are both rewarding to make and delightful to play with. What’s more, Maker Dad teaches girls lifelong skills—like computer programming, musicality, and how to use basic hand tools—as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The book’s twenty-four unique projects include:
- Drawbot, a lively contraption that draws abstract patterns all by itself
- Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace
- Friendstrument, an electronic musical instrument girls can play with friends
- Longboard skateboard
- Antigravity Jar
- Silkscreened T-Shirt
- Retro Arcade Video Game
- Host a Podcast
- Lunchbox Guitar
- Kite Video Camera
Innovative and groundbreaking, Maker Dad will inspire fathers to geek out with their daughters and help girls cultivate an early affinity for math, science, and technology.
4-Mation is a product being developed by Kevin Holmes, Jonathan Scoon, and Charlie Round-Turner that features a spinner that accommodates different 3D-printed animations, like the leaping frogs above. They also have this cute fish loop: They plan to offer three models, from basic to deluxe: 4-Mation is a modular 3D Zoetrope kit that will be […]
Robin and Julia Rogers team up in this video to make a giant blown glass rabbit that barely fits in the kiln.
Tiffanie Turner has mastered the art of the paper flower to the point that she can make enormous crepe-paper blooms that still somehow look real.
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