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AnnMarie Thomas

AnnMarie Thomas, mother of two young makers, is the executive director of the Maker Education Initiative (makered.org).

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Last year, I took a friend to her first Maker Faire. We walked around looking at projects and exhibits, and she had a question for me: “Why?” She was impressed by what she saw, but really curious about the motivation behind it. Why do makers make? MAKE Volume 33 features... Read more »

Make play-dough creatures with light-up eyes by making the circuitry out of the dough itself! Read more »

AnnMarie Thomas

When I moved to St. Paul there were two things that I was really excited about: my new job as an engineering professor, and the circus school a short distance from my house. Read more »

Recently, while looking online for woodworking tools appropriately sized for my preschool daughter, I was intrigued by one kit that promised “real” construction play. Real: yes. Realistic: no. Read more »

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