“…Geometry is a cricital thing. I use it every single day in everything I do with guitars. It kind of forces me to think back to when I was in school and actually use all the formulas that we were learning.”
Meet this super cool NERD who started his design career in toy design and found his way back to his passion of music. Bill Paukert, of Unified Guitar Works, wasn’t the kid who knew what he wanted to be and didn’t even know about design as a child. It was through his studies at art college that … READ MORE
Raising Nerd’s Men In The Arts Revisits
The Art of Music with Musician and Ukulele Maker, Larry Hinkle
“I had no idea that I would be making ukuleles and playing today! It still seems a bit fantastical.”
When we did our Nerd Profile of Larry Hinkle, founder of Hinkle Ukulele, back in October 2016, we described him as “a musician, woodworking craftsman, and entrepreneur.” Larry’s broad expertise in music, woodcraft and design makes him a perfect fit for our Raising Nerd celebration of Men in the Arts! So, we went back to him to not … READ MORE
3-Time Grammy-Nominated Musician, Songwriter, Family Entertainer and Author
Justin Roberts’ music has been the soundtrack to my kids’ lives since before either of them could walk. When you’re a work-at-home-dad of toddlers, you quickly become acutely aware of how long the work day is and the need to fill it with fun, creative activities for the little ones – and for your own sanity.
So, to make our days at home more enjoyable, not long after RocketteGirl was born in 2007, I scoured iTunes and loaded our pre-Alexa iPod with music that would feed her childlike wonder, nurture … READ MORE
Okay let’s be real. We all need a little down time and while it may be tempting to use television as the babysitter, here are some super cool, worthwhile science and engineering videos to watch with your kids and thought starters for how you can explore these concepts at home.
Candy Lab: I want candy!
No spoilers on this video … you’ll have to watch and see. Nerd exploration at home…try this technique with Play-Doh. Make colored rolls and wrapping them together using a thin flat piece. Continue to roll until the roll is as thin as you … READ MORE
Larry Hinkle, founder of Hinkle Ukulele, is a musician, woodworking craftsman, and entrepreneur. And, as unconventional as it sounds, he is very much a creative Nerd. How else could you describe a former punk-rocker who now designs, builds and jams on ukuleles?
Son of a writer and a film producer (neither of which had any knack or desire for woodworking but encouraged his creativity), Larry has always been an artful tinkerer. As a kid he made comic books, played with LEGO, and indulged in science fiction novels. He’s also always followed his passion for creating music.
Of course, curiosity, … READ MORE