Make Tech DIY

Author: Ji Sun Lee
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680451731
Format: PDF, Docs
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Kid Crafts introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive series of projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers. The book is breezy, highly illustrated, and fun for everyone!

62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer

Author: Randy Sarafan
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761159762
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Computer hacking takes on a whole new meaning when you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: announcing the most wildly inventive, eco-friendly craft book on repurposing everyday objects since Generation T. Except in this case the raw material isn't a T-shirt, but the stuff we all have lying around and have no idea what to do with, or even how to get rid of properly—your old cell phone, a broken printer, irredeemable iPod, busted digital camera, mysterious thatches of cables and wires, orphaned keyboards, and of course, those dead PCs and laptops. Created by a Parsons design graduate who’s obsessed with navigating the intersection of art and technology, here are 62 ingenious projects that are irresistibly geek-chic. An iMac Terrarium—how cool is that? A laptop Digital Photo Frame. The impressively green Scanner Compost Bin. Plus a power strip Bird Feeder, Walkman Soap Dish, My First Squiggle Bot, Qwerty Hair Tie, Flat-screen Ant Farm. Each project has complete, step-by-step instructions, is rated by difficulty—in a thorough first chapter the author covers all the tools and skills needed to take apart electronics safely—and is arranged by use, from stuff for the house, to fashion, toys, arts and crafts, items for pets, and more.

Make Fun

Author: Bob Knetzger
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1457194082
Format: PDF, Docs
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You don't need to own a factory to make toys. Author and toymaker Bob Knetzger has been making fun stuff all his life with simple technology like vacuum forming and mold-making. In an age where makers are tantalized by the capabilities of 3d printers and other digital fab technology, this book takes you back to old-school hand tools, simple electronics, and working with metal and plastic to make toys every bit as good as those you can find in a big-box store. This book has something for everyone, from a marble maze to a talking booby trap; from custom cookie cutters to an "EZ Make" oven. Discover the basic principles of science, electronics, and engineering through hands-on projects that range from easy to more challenging... and are always fun!

Sew Electric

Author: Leah Buechley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989795609
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you're interested in interactive toys, light-up fashions, or smart accessories, this book is for you! Sew Electric is a set of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. It's a book for all ages. Explore the projects with your friends, your parents, your kids, or your students! - from Amazon (from back cover.)

Make Easy 1 2 3 Projects

Author: The Editors of Make:
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680450409
Format: PDF
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From the pages of Make: magazine comes this collection of dozens of projects you can make in your home or school workshop. You'll learn how to create toys and games from stuff you have lying around, create unusual and inspiring home improvements, and even find some new ways to have fun outdoors. You might even learn something along the way: electronics, flight, science, math, and engineering. In this book, you'll make: Batteries from everyday things Banana tattoos LED throwies Piezo contact microphone Paper water bomber Box fan beef jerky

Made by Dad

Author: Scott Bedford
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761171479
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides instructions for projects, including an earthquake coat hook, blazing volcano, and a bunk bed communicator.

High Tech DIY Projects with Microcontrollers

Author: Maggie Murphy
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477766650
Format: PDF, Docs
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Microcontrollers are small computers embedded in many everyday devices. The average person interacts with several of them each day without even thinking about it. But why have microcontrollers become so ubiquitous, in what devices are they found, and—most importantly—how does one go about making one? All this and more is explained in the engaging text. It will turn even the technologically illiterate into budding tech wizards.

STEAM Kids

Author: Anne Carey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692782361
Format: PDF, ePub
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A year's worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities that will wow the boredom right out of kids!Created by an MIT engineer, award winning educators, designers, and homeschooling experts, STEAM Kids is packed full of50+ hands-on projects, an activity planner, STEAM journal, field trip guide & more."

Made to Play

Author: Joel Henriques
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 0834827646
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Delight young children and encourage play through unique handmade toys. From sewn and stuffed musical instruments to interlocking paper building blocks and wooden animal figurines, the projects in this book are meant to encourage open-ended play. Organized by kid-loving subjects, the toys here follow the themes of Zoo; House; Blocks, Cars & Trucks; Dress-Up; Music; and Art. Overall, the projects here are meant to stimulate imagination, build confidence through success and enjoyment, and enhance the bond between family and friends through the creation of unique, artistic handmade toys and crafts. The thirty-five projects in this book include a variety of crafts, from drawing to sewing and light woodworking. The toys presented here are made out of wonderfully tactile materials—repurposed fabrics, wood, and paper—and invite opportunities for creative and imaginative play. Every project is easy to complete, made with accessible materials, and requires little time to make. The projects are simple enough that endless variation can come from the making of each, leaving enough room for you to make the item to suit your own personal interests. With a design aesthetic that is clean, simple, and modern, each project is presented with full-color photos and hand-drawn instructional illustrations and templates. Projects include: • Modern Doll House and Doll House Furniture • Portable Zoo Animals • Abstract Vertical Puzzle • Wooden Nature Scene • Bottle-Cap Tambourine • Exploration Cape • Modern Alphabet Game • Shadow Puppet Theater • And more!

Forrest Mims Science Experiments

Author: Forrest M. Mims III
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680451138
Format: PDF
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Forrest M. Mims is a revered contributor to Make: magazine, where his popular columns about science-related topics and projects for Makers are evergreen treasures. Collected together here for the first time, these columns range from such simple projects as building an LED tracker for hand-launched night rockets to such challenging builds as transforming strings of data into unique musical compositions. A variety of photography and imaging projects are featured, including an ultra-sensitive twilight photometer that measures the elevation of layers of dust, smoke, and smog from around 3,000 feet to the top of the stratosphere at 31 miles! Most of the projects can be done with a collection of simple electronic components, such as LEDs, transistors, resistors, and batteries. To inspire and motivate readers, the book also includes profiles of such famous Makers as President Thomas Jefferson and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.