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The New Shop Class: Getting Started with 3D Printing, Arduino, and Wearable Tech by Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron

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Foreword

By Coco, Mosa, and Nancy Kaleel

When our daughter Coco was very young, she wanted to play with robots and servos and soldering. We were lost. As filmmakers and writers with backgrounds in animation and romantic comedy, we understood her creative desire but immediately became intimidated by the complex terminology and technology that she wanted to learn. We needed subtitles to help us understand and guide her into this amazing world of makers and truly innovative people.

This book was written for parents like us, teachers, and others.

But first, let’s start with Coco’s story from her (currently) 13-year-old point of view.

The Maker

My maker story started one sunny morning when I, a preschooler in pink footie pajamas, was playing with ...

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