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Connect with us on Twitter or comment on this blog for your chance to win “Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids” by David Erik Nelson!

Book Description: “Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred” is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you’ll find illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings.

- Part I: “Kid Stuff” contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee;
- Part II: “The Electro-Skiffle Band” is devoted to homemade musical instruments,
- and Part III: “The Locomotivated” showcases moving toys, like a muzzleloader that shoots marshmallows and a steam-powered milk-carton boat.

Learn more about the book here .

Until Tuesday, January 11th, you can win a copy of this awesome book! To enter, connect with us on Twitter, or comment on this blog, then answer the following question: What is your favorite hobby besides sewing?

If submitting an answer via Twitter, be sure to include the @BurdaStyle tag.

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    Jan 10, 2011, 07.46 PMby elisabethdavis

    Write poetry. Wow, it’s been a long time!

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    Jan 10, 2011, 03.09 PMby Elizabeth Carmen

    Probably reading or gardening!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 10.09 PMby sixgunsally

    You me there are other things beside sewing? oh yeah… Mine favorite OTHER hobby would have to be Gardening. Although honestly it’s more a lifestyle then a hobby. Does that still count?

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    Jan 8, 2011, 01.44 PMby slightlyhaunted

    Photography and drawing.

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    Jan 8, 2011, 06.21 AMby ruhammie

    What a fun book!! Oh so many hobbies besides sewing…knitting, crochet, beading, and recently lapidary.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 09.28 PMby scandium

    Papercrafts. Making cards, origami, intricate cut-outs…

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    Jan 7, 2011, 02.23 AMby toknowistolove

    Actually, sewing isn’t at the top of my list. I love reading! I’m reading a book called The Lost Heroes and it is just fantastic!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.54 AMby dobrotalivia

    I love gardening.

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    Jan 6, 2011, 12.43 AMby enormand88

    I love reading and vegetarian cooking

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    Jan 5, 2011, 07.10 PMby lester

    Making jewelry.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 06.53 PMby thejam

    jewelry making

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    Jan 5, 2011, 05.35 PMby nellyvdb

    Reading, camping, travelling

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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.29 PMby peaudane


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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.11 PMby mlssfshn

    Fiber Art

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    Jan 5, 2011, 02.37 PMby auntlizzie

    Do I have to pick just one? Let’s see, out of cooking, spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, homemaking, beading, photography, and all around crafting, I don’t know if I can pick a second favorite? Can’t I just say I love them all the same? Because I do!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 01.41 PMby maybelle

    Physical theatre and comedy!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 01.26 PMby kkhb

    First, knitting. Then I also love cutting and pasting. :) (Paper crafts!) After that, cooking.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 01.22 PMby adys

    Besides sewing it’s knitting on the first spot and photography right next following.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 01.20 PMby meshuggeknits

    Knitting. Also crochet, but I knit all the time now: in front of the TV, while commuting, waiting in line, you name it. I always need something to keep my hands busy!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.57 PMby jsanga

    besides sewing… i love drawing.. :)

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.26 PMby joost52

    I’m torn between playing music, cooking and general tinkering/hacking for this one. Boy do I want this book badly :) Seriously, geeky is pretty much my middle name!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.10 PMby jessdunstan

    I love smocking girls dresses!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 11.13 AMby Al Castle

    Does not recognizing the “geekiness” of this book mean I am a geek?

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    Jan 5, 2011, 10.26 AMby saxsilverain

    singing, writing, and reading.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 10.05 AMby bttn

    reading and hiking in the mountains

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    Jan 5, 2011, 10.01 AMby janul

    Painting and doll-making!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 09.42 AMby loyl8

    probaby cooking, scrapbooking, or trying to garden

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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.31 AMby meseide

    It’s definitely reading.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 07.46 AMby victors

    Knitting :)

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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.15 AMby aerianaeve

    SCIENCE! I love medicine, chemistry, biology, a little physics, almost everything! Science rocks.

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