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Here’s a downloadable card we put together of some of the best content from our Tips My Dad Says collection. Why not print out some copies on card stock and give one to dad (and the other makers in your life)? And print one for yourself and post it in your work area or slot it into the back of your Maker’s Notebook. The PDF is available here [PDF, 48K].

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  2. Daniel Kim says:

    re: Alden Hart.  When MBAs run the company, it’s time to leave.

    1. Anonymous says:

      And if you ever hear the term “maximizing shareholder value”, it’s time to update your resume and start looking for a company that’s *doing* something.

  3. Ștefan Rusu says:

    Dad’s always have the best advice. Even if all they say is: Shut up and give me a beer.

  4. “No Cop-py, no stop-py” -learning to drive with Dad

  5. Dan Age says:

    My grandfather once said, “I was in the military, that’s enough service from our family, you joint the army I’ll kill you”

  6. Ross Brown says:

    if you cant fix it. hit it with a hammer… if that didnt fix it find someone who can because all you did was put a dint in it…

  7. isabel simao says:

    Why “don’t tell your mom”? If your dad married someone he has to keep secrets from, what makes him so wise?

  8. isabel simao says:

    Why “don’t tell your mom”? If your dad married someone he has to keep secrets from, what makes him so wise?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Mom’s worry, that’s why. I think you missed the joke in that one.

      1. isabel simao says:

         Is this a sexist joke? I think I’m in culture shock.

        1. Its not really a sexist joke it’s just when it’s just you and dad ya get to do some stuff that mom might not approve of…Like drive, swear, drink

      2. isabel simao says:

         Is this a sexist joke? I think I’m in culture shock.

        1. WhyZeeGuy says:

          I see you’re a gradjewmate of Killjoke University

  9. James Huffer says:

    “life is a participation sport, not a spectator sport” The worst that can happen is you fail and that puts you in the majority!

  10. James Huffer says:

    “life is a participation sport, not a spectator sport” The worst that can happen is you fail and that puts you in the majority!

  11. Scott Genn says:

    here’s one from my dad-these are truly words of wisdom:

    “if it don’t smell right, don’t eat it. and never stick your pecker anywhere you wouldn’t stick your tongue”.

  12. Some of the best advice i got from my father (R.I.P.) are 1. Be honest no matter what. 2. Save at least 10% of your earnings. 3. Don’t ever argue with your wife in front of someone. 4. Don’t get the fanciest, get the best your money can buy.

  13. “Ya gotta make it before you can spend it.”  Needless to say, my dad wasn’t a politician or an investment banker.  

  14. Jon Sooy says:

    My dad always said:  Listen to what I mean, not what I say!

    1. Lucy Patel says:

      My dad always said: “Do hard work continuously, Never wait for Result. “

  15. balu says:

    Actually I saw this one on TV and really liked it, “Treat everyone as a gentleman. Not because they are, but because you are.”

  16. Anonymous says:

    “You’re bored? There’s no such thing as bored, just a lack of imagination”

  17. bennix says:

    I really like this dude!thumbs up

  18. bennix says:

    I really like this dude!thumbs up

  19. John says:

    If no one hates you, your doing something wrong.

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