Enter Mark Frauenfelder, editor in chief of MAKE Magazine. With Maker Dad, Frauenfelder has put together a book full of 24 different projects that are specifically designed for dads and their daughters. It's the first of its kind and has a bounty of tech-savvy projects for Maker parents to spend hours working on with their kids.
The book has easy-to-follow instructions with full-color photographs that help makers of all ages move step-by-step through projects. All of the projects teach kids and parents useful, lifelong skills and are specifically designed for cooperation between a parent-child team.
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 their friends
- Longboard - For smooth skating
- Antigravity Jar
- Silkscreen T-Shirt
- Host a Podcast
- Lunchbox Guitar
- Mid-Century Rocking Chair
- Rainbow Pops
- Retro Arcade Video Game
- Kite Video Camera
The projects range from easy and quick to challenging - but always have kids in mind. There are no tools or materials included with the book - but Adafruit sell most of everything you'll need like Wire Strippers, a Screwdriver Set, Sugru (silicone molding rubber), Battery Holders, and, of course, Ladyada's Electronics Toolkit. Let the making begin!
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