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FreePreview: Making Minibots: Drawbot
Watch Mark and Jane work together to make a simple and fun mini robot!
experiment, make, and create – together
Make your weekends more awesome with activities you and your kids can get their hands on. Join Make Magazine editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder — and his daughter Jane — for a class on cool, simple projects you can do with your kids.
In Kids Crafts with Maker Dad, you’ll get the blueprints you need to complete projects with the whole family. You’ll learn how to whip up a mixture that makes enormous bubbles, and how to get started with polymer clay — a medium you can use to create custom toys, shapes, and figurines. You’ll engage in a little trial and error learning by creating your own simple board and dice games. You’ll also learn the more advanced magic of constructing a Drawbot – a simple robot that can make abstract art all by itself.
This course will have even your most reluctant kid excited to get their hands dirty and experimenting, making, and creating, together.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, the founder of Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and the editor-in-chief of Cool-Tools.org. He was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998, the founding editor of Wired.com, and is the author of seven books.… more...