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by Mark Frauenfelder

MAKER DAD by Mark Frauenfelder

There has never been a better time to be a girl. Yet when it comes to science, math, and technology, society routinely relegates these fields to a “boys only” domain. 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 that offers geeky projects he can do with his two daughters. MAKER DAD is the first DIY book to use the latest in cutting-edge (and very affordable) technology to create appealing projects that are rewarding to make and result in valuable objects daughters will delight in using. While books like The Daring Book for Girls may offer lessons in “Tying a Sarong” or “How to Waltz,” MAKER DAD teaches girls lifelong skills—computer programming, videography, how to use basic hand tools—and how to be creative problem-solvers. With MAKER DAD in hand, fathers will have a fun and easy way to encourage their daughters to learn science, math, technology, and engineering, as well as self-efficacy and a desire to increase their knowledge and build their skills—so that girls can continue to build bigger and better things.

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, the co-founder of bOING bOING magazine, and the founding editor-in-chief of Wired Online. He is also the author of MADE BY HAND: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World, and he lives in Los Angeles.

Praise for MADE BY HAND:

"This is a must-read book. Mark has lovingly and candidly documented the complex, myriad, intangible and often very tangible rewards of grabbing the world with both of your hands, and learning how it works."- Adam Savage, Mythbusters

"What Mark Frauenfelder knows is that making a ukulele out of a cigar box is not just fun (and finally a good use for your thousands of old cigar boxes), it's a way of restringing and retuning your whole life. Buy this book, read it, and then maybe make it into a clarinet. I bet you can!"- John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require

"Frauenfelder has been at the center of the emerging maker movement, chronicling its rise as an economic force. Here, he describes a parallel evolution: his own embrace of making, as he applies the lessons he's been learning to his own life. It's as inspiring as it is entertaining. You'll never look at your lawn the same again!"- Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine