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20120729 185920 Survival Bracelets

Here’s the gig. You’re 13. You set up a table to teach others how to create survival bracelets. You say that a bracelet might come in handy in an emergency, such as when you go camping. You charge money for the bracelet and then you show your buyers how to make them. It happens that mothers pay you for the bracelet and you teach their daughters to weave the bracelet. This is a plan that works well on so many levels.

20120729 185932 Survival Bracelets

Congratulations, Will. Your plan for Maker Faire Detroit worked like a charm.

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (

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