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Maker Pro by Mike Hord, Adam Wolf, David Gauntlett, Joe Meno, Rob Klingberg, Susan Solarz, Michael Krumpus, Alex Dyba, Tito Jankowski, Eri Gentry, Jimmy DiResta, Mitch Altman, Sophi Kravitz, Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, John Baichtal

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Chapter 3. Evolve With the Maker Scene

My passion for Making and electronics started as a kid in Russia. My father was an engineer and told me, “Never ask someone to do what you can do yourself.” We had a soldering iron and would work on making scale models of trucks and tanks in our spare time. I watched and helped, but mostly, when no one was around, I would plug in the soldering iron and melt stuff. The culture of making ran in the family. My grandfather was a tile worker who was often sent to far regions of the country to decorate apartments of bigwig politicians. My grandmother used to make enough canned goods from her garden plot (called a “dacha”) to last all winter. As kids, we ran around looking for parts for our ...

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