There aren't many projects out there specifically designed for dads and their daughters - and while
our Learn System has a bounty of projects, sometimes you just want your weekend plans in book form so you can flip through with your daughters and wind up working on something fun.
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
"In considering any new subject, there is frequently a tendency, first, to overrate what we find to be already interesting or remarkable; and, secondly, by a sort of natural reaction, to undervalue the true state of the case, when we do discover that our notions have surpassed those that were really tenable" - Ada Lovelace