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About the Book


 
Who needs books on happiness when you can read Making Makers?! Thomas brilliantly and playfully draws us into one of the best of all possible worlds, a world that shows how play and making cultivates the best in us, both individually and collectively.”
— Linda Stone, Former Sr Exec, Apple & Microsoft
 
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How can we raise children who are creative, lifelong learners? Author Dr. AnnMarie Thomas was inspired to answer that when she tried to guide her engineering students through design projects. She often met students who were well-read, excelled at test-taking, and were certainly intelligent—but they had never made anything with their hands. This held her students back.

AnnMarie interviewed dozens of adult makers to find out what childhood experiences helped lead to their becoming “makers of things.” Her exploration led all the way back to the childhood of her subjects.Written for parents and educators, Making Makers taps into the early memories of famous Makers, including:

  • Luz Rivas, founder of DIY Girls
  • Danny Hillis, co-founder of Applied Minds
  • Lenore Edman, co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
  • Dean Kamen, founder of DEKA research
  • Raquel Vélez, senior software developer at npm, Inc.
  • Woodie Flowers, MIT professor and co-founder of FIRST Robotics Challenge
  • Molly Black and Sarah Grudem, co-founders of Sassy Knitwear
  • Amon Millner, professor at Olin College
  • Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics
  • Jane Werner, executive director Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Dawn Danby, creator of the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop
  • Leah Buechley, designer of the Lilypad Arduino
  • Nick Kokonas, co-founder of Alinea Restaurant
  • David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school
  • Kipp Bradford, founder of kipp kits

 
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