Make: Tech DIY

Make: Tech DIY

Fully illustrated, this book uses soft circuits to teach young Makers about electricity and electronics through 10 fun and approachable hands-on projects.

$11.99 - $15.99$19.99 USD

Meet the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! With this book, young Makers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids’ activity leaders.

Each project introduces new skills and components in a progressive series of STEM and STEAM projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers.

Fully illustrated, this book uses soft circuits to teach young Makers about electricity and electronics through 10 fun and approachable hands-on projects. Tinkering and experimenting with electronics is fun, and learning-by-doing is always the best approach!

Projects Included

  • Happy House drawing that lights up
  • Winking Rabbit furry friend that has an electric switch you can turn on and off
  • Ghost with eyes that really glow
  • LED Magnetic Alphabet that uses lots of cool LEDs and real electric current to light up your letters
  • Cat Nightlight Bracelet that keeps the darkest nights bright
  • UFO soft enough to snuggle that makes noise and lights up
  • Solar Sun that needs no batteries to warm up a cold day
  • Massaging Pillow that relaxes while making you laugh
  • Interactive Game Board that uses MaKey MaKey and Scratch for extra fun

Meet the Author

Ji Sun Lee

Ji Sun Lee is a professor in the department of Visual Media Design at Sookmyung Women's University in Korea. She has presented her works at Bay Area Maker Faire 2015 in California and staged a solo show at MediaNoche gallery in New York. This book grew out of her desire to share her love of technology with her young daughter

Jaymes Dec

Jaymes Dec is a middle school technology teacher at the Marymount School of New York, an all-girls independent school. He was also the Program Manager of a National Science Foundation program for students and was named a "Teacher of the Future" by the National Association of Independent Schools. He co­founded The NYC Makery, a public makerspace for children and communities.