Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines

How to Make Crazy Contraptions Using Everyday Stuff--Creative Kid-Powered Projects!

Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines
$22.99 / £14.99
Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781631595264
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Description

With Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines, you’ll create thirteen zany and awesome mechanical contraptions using stuff from around the house.

Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines is inspired by the amazing artwork of renowned cartoonist, engineer, and inventor Rube Goldberg, whose wacky, imagined machines accomplished tasks by taking the most complicated route possible. This book invites kids to this wonderful world of creating crazy contraptions.

In this entertaining and instructive book, mechanical engineer and educator Paul Long gives step-by-step instructions for making low-tech devices using everyday objects in inspired and ingenious ways. Create machines that flip a light switch, squeeze toothpaste, dispense candy, make music, and more.

Each of the thirteen projects demonstrates how to build the machine's various elements, and explains how they work together to make a mind-boggling mechanism that delivers hours of fun and fascination. Also included are interesting sidebars on the science behind each gadget, plus tips and tricks for success.

Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines gives you the know-how to start your own fantastic chain reactions.

The author

Paul Long is an engineer and educator. He received his Master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Louisville. He teaches an inventions course for kids at Jam.com and spends his spare time tinkering with cardboard and sewing the perfect backpack. Paul strives to inspire people to create things for themselves by using random objects to build interactive and kinetic sculptures. He is fascinated with all things moving (especially gears and the wings of birds), and gets a kick out of combining natural elements with mechanical and man-made items. He lives in San Francisco.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781631595264
Illustrations: 250 color photos & 50 color illustrations
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm
Published:

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