“Letters, we get letters…”

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“Letters, we get letters…”

Yesterday, our fantabulous Director of Retail Marketing, Heather Harmon Cochran, sent the following email to the internal Maker Media mailing list. I thought I’d share it with you all. (The images above are of the Dalek plushies referred to in the letter.)

To: Maker Media
Re: I love our customers

During the Christmas season, the Deluxe Electronics kit sold out really quickly, so a couple of people were backordered. Anyway, I wrote to them to let them know and got into this charming conversation with a guy who wanted to buy the toolkit with Make: Electronics for his daughter for Christmas. I was thinking she was maybe 12; turns out she’s 24 and they do projects together all the time. (He’s an EE, and she’s coming to electronics from the craft side.)

For any of you Doctor Who fans, she knitted a TARDIS as a present to her boyfriend and she and her dad equipped it with LEDs. Then they also worked on a Dalek. Apparently, it responds to hugs.

I can’t wait to see what they do with Make: Electronics!

In the Maker Shed:

Make: Electronics
Our Price: $34.99
Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun and experiential way? Start working on some excellent projects as soon as you crack open this unique, hands-on book. Build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! With Make: Electronics, you’ll learn all of the basic components and important principles through a series of “learn by discovery” experiments. And you don’t need to know a thing about electricity to get started.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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