As Father’s Day approaches, we wanted to highlight a fun father-son duo that we met at the 2011 Bay Area Maker Faire a few weeks ago. It’s really important that we encourage youngsters to explore and tinker with things, and no one knows this better than Jim and his son Schuyler.
Schuyler isn’t old enough to vote or drive a car yet, but he is old enough to know how to use a 3D printer to make cool things, and how to use a soldering iron, thanks to his dad’s encouragement. Jim encouraged Schuyler to explore and discover things at an early age, as you’ll hear in this video interview with the pair:
It’s such an awesome story that we just had to highlight it. When you look at all the kits and components that we carry, it’s easy to think you need to be a pro to be able to build something awesome with them. Schuyler showed us that there’s no age requirement for making things, and his dad Jim was instrumental in encouraging his son along the way.
Do you have any cool stories about building things with your dad or other father figure in your life that you’d like to share?