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Zero to Maker Maker Pro
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Theme What makes a Maker? Childhood. What makes a Maker? Learning skills. What makes a Maker? Grasping the challenges of manufacturing and distribution.
Spaces Explored Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Evil Mad Science Labs, Education Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Maker Faire, MIT Media Lab, Monterey Bay Aquarium. Haxlr8r, Maker Faire, Noisebridge, TechShop, FabLabs. Hack Factory, Hacker Farm, LEGO Imagination Center, Noisebridge, NYC Resistor, Maker Faire, MIT Media Lab, TechShop, Tokyo Hackerspace.
Maker Backgrounds 3D Robotics, DEKA R&D, DIY Girls, EASE Lab at Olin College, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, MIT Media Lab, Sassy Knitware, Scratch, SparkFun Electronics. DIY.org, Instructables, Inventables, Jellyfish Tank, Maker Media, Mozilla Foundation, ShapeOko. BioCurious, Brickstuff, Chumby, Freaklabs, Good Life Lab, MakerBot, Tindie,.
Take Away Lifelong creativity is a learned skill, one fostered and nurtured in childhood. In this collection of essays and interviews, the featured Makers discuss how lighting stuff on fire, blowing stuff up, and having the freedom to experiment with failure sparked an interest that has sustained them into adulthood. When author David Lang lost his desk job, he realized that he had no skills that didn't involve sitting in front of a computer. Over the course of a year, he set out to learn essential Maker skills, eventually launching an open source underwater robotics company. If he can do it, anyone can. What does it take to make the leap from hobbyist to professional? In this series of essays and interviews, professional Makers examine the obstacles, challenges, and rewards of making what they love to do actually become a career.
Desire With Which You'll be Seized After Reading This Book To hand your child matches. To explore an underwater gold mine. To quit your day job.
Featured Makers Chris Anderson, Kipp Bradford, Molly Black, Leah Buechley, Christy Canida, Judy A. Castro, Dawn Danby, Lindsay Diamond, Will Durfee, Lenore Edman, Woodie Flowers, Holly Gates, Bradley Gawthrop, Susan Grudem, Danny Hillis, Steve Hoefer, Mimi Hui, Jeffrey Jalkio, Steven Jevning, Eric Jonas, Dean Kamen, David Kelly, Sophi Kravitz, Allison Leonard, Luc Mayrand, Paul McGill, Amon Millner, John Edgar Park, Mitch Resnick, Luz Rivas, Eric Rosenbaum, Nathan Seidle, Raquel Vélez, Jane Werner. Chris Anderson, Alex Andon, Dale Dougherty, Edward Ford, Jesse Harrington Au, Susan Hoff, Zach Kaplan, Andrew Sliwinski. Mitch Altman, Jimmy DiResta, Eri Gentry and Tito Jankowski, Andrew "bunnie" Huang, Rob Klingberg, Sophi Kravitz, Joe Meno, Emile Petrone, Zach Smith, Wendy Tremayne, Chris Wang.

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John Baichtal got his start writing blog posts for Wired's legendary GeekDad blog as well as the DIYer's bible MAKE Magazine. From there he branched out into authoring books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement as well as Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (both from Que). Most recently he wrote Make: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE, collaborating with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler. He lives in Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and 3 children.

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