Seriously geeky stuff for your kids

. January 8, 2013.

Adams Street Publishing freelance columnist David Erik Nelson knows what it takes to make a number of interesting, low budget projects that will wow your kids. Approached by the publishing company, No Starch Press, after copy editing for the organization, Nelson pitched the idea for Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids. The book contains 24 playthings ranging from PVC teepees to simple electric guitars and cardboard boomerangs. “I used to make things when I taught middle school and high school students. It’s great to have something that works well and helps them understand simpler physics concepts,” said Nelson. Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is available at for $14.08.

To read more of Nelson’s work visit the website of Ann Arbor Family’s sister publication Current Magazine at