WRITTEN BY DALE DOUGHERTY, founder and CEO of Maker Media.
CALL HIM THE QUINTESSENTIAL MAKER. He’s an accomplished builder who has ribbons from Maker Faire. He made his own website featuring a line of electronic kits he developed, along with tutorials. He has taught a four-hour intro class on Arduino to kids and adults at a hackerspace. He even spoke at an Atmel industry panel in New York City. Last October, he was invited to Maker Faire Rome, where he gave a talk about starting his own business. He met the mayor of Rome. Yet Quin Etnyre is just 13 years old.
Quin started reading MAKE magazine when his parents ...