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An Alphabet for Makers

Students Melody Quintana and Sneha Pai have created an ABC’s book for the modern maker. Starting with “A is for Arduino”, the 26 letters tell a story that will inspire kids of all ages to keep creating. Their beautifully illustrated book was recently featured on Make magazine’s website. 

Make explains where the project began:

Melody and Sneha started making the book for an Entrepreneurial Design class at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). The professors want their students to understand what running a small business is like: using crowdfunding to pilot an idea and iterate on it. People often keep ideas precious and stew on them rather than realizing them in the world, and the class is pushing them to be more adventurous than that. The class encourages them to find their audience first.And where the book emerged:The book emerged out of their shared love for Arduino, which they have used a lot for projects at SVA. They started with “A is for Arduino” and ran with it. They think of the book as a celebration of all the different ways you can make. Melody said, “Everyone is a maker!”

Read the full article at Make, see another write up at boing boing, and follow Melody Quintana and Sneha Pai.

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