David Erik Nelson

David Erik Nelson

David Erik Nelson is a freelance writer, former high school teacher, and the author of "Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids." His fiction has appeared in Asimov's, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded. He is a contributor to the "Ask the Giant Squid" advice column.

Webcast: A Stick, Some Wire, A Can, and Some Wax: The $10 Electric Guitar
February 11, 2011
This webcast will take you from a pile of scrap wood and hardware to a working one-string electric guitar, all for well under $10. Along the way we'll talk about magnetic pickups, induction, musical scales, fabrication improvisation, and the history ...

"Overall I would recommend Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids to anyone who is looking for some new ideas for projects or inspiration for cool things to do with the kids."
--Dave Giancaspro, Wired.com/GeekDad

"Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is a great inspiring atlas of do-it-yourself recycle or cheap home projects that aren’t your run-of-the-mill paper dolls! If you know a creative fun person looking to build something with kids, or even someone who hasn’t got a clue how to do crafts, this book’s well-written instructions, pictures, and fun attitude would be a great gift to beat boredom!"
--Tired Mom Kelli, 2 Wired 2 Tired

"Think of Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred as a recipe book for fun with kids, who may not realize how fun science and craft can be. There's a goodly amount of tinkering with electronics, but all of it fun and safe."
--Fridtjof, GameVortex Communications AKA Matt Paddock, Game Vortex