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Mark Frauenfelder

American,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 26
Hands Reason Other

Human beings evolved opposable thumbs for a reason. The sense of reward you get from making something with your hands can't be earned any other way. It's obvious that people learn faster from 'hands-on' experience than they do watching someone else do something.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Cleaning Litter Unpleasant

Cleaning cat litter is an unpleasant daily chore for me, but the DuraScoop makes it much less unpleasant.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Challenges Often Critical

Coming up with a way to fix mistakes challenges your creativity and your critical thinking skills and your resourcefulness. Often you end up with something better than what you planned on in the first place.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Back Projects Held

Fear of failure held me back from being a DIYer for many years, especially after a few early attempts at home improvement projects went awry.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Editor Magazine Wired

I co-founded 'bOING bOING' magazine and the 'Boing Boing Blog' and was an editor at 'Wired' from 1993-1998.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Learn Python Using

In this beginner-friendly book, called 'Learn to Program with Minecraft,' you will learn how to do cool things in Minecraft using the Python programming language. No prior programming experience is needed.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Own Maintain Less Money

If you build your own chair, there is a lot of things that happen. You could probably buy a nice chair for less money than a chair that you built yourself, and it might even look better, but if you build that chair, you're going to take care of it and maintain it because it's your chair. If it breaks, you know how to fix it.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Religious Dedicated Scores

As the editor-in-chief of the do-it-yourself magazine 'Make,' I've met scores of dedicated makers. They come from all walks of life - rich, poor, young, old, male, female, religious, atheist, liberal, conservative.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Making Mistakes Very

I'm very good at making mistakes, so I realized that I should embrace mistakes and learn from them.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Work Going Studied

I actually studied engineering in school - I have a degree in mechanical engineering. But, when I got out of school, instead of going to work as an engineer, I was in a band.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Repair Every Day Other

The maker movement is about people who want to gain more control of the human design world that they interact with every day. Instead of accepting off-the-shelf solutions from institutions and corporations, makers would like to make, modify, and repair their own tools, clothing, food, toys, furniture, and other physical objects.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Bad Through Unfortunate

In school, we learn that mistakes translate into bad grades. This unfortunate lesson gets burned into our brains, and we go through life shunning challenges that might end in failure.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Mad Professor Illustrated

I wrote and illustrated a science experiment book called 'The Mad Professor'.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Habits Bad Here

Here's one of my bad habits: when I go to someone's house, I head straight to their bookshelf.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Electronics Specialized

Windell Oskay is the co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, a Silicon Valley company that has designed and produced specialized electronics and robotics kits since 2007.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Play Hold Some

The Cat Dancer is a 30-inch piece of wire with some little cardboard cylinders on the end. My cats go crazy for it. I stuck it on the wall with the adhesive mount, but I ended up taking it off so I could hold it and play directly with my cats.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Two Kid Speculations

When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was George Gamow's 'One Two Three ... Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science.'

- Mark Frauenfelder

Toys Meant Sweaters

My idea of a traditional holiday - the right way to do it - goes back to the days when gift-giving meant sharing homemade things: hand-knit sweaters, carved wooden toys, smoked meats and the like.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Bad Best Way Trained

We're trained in school to equate mistakes with bad grades - something to be avoided at all costs. The alpha makers were somehow able to dodge that. They think that mistakes are just part of the creative process and maybe even the best way to learn.

- Mark Frauenfelder

Gift Give Item

When you give a homemade gift, you are giving a part of yourself to the recipient. You can't do that with a mass-produced item.

- Mark Frauenfelder