52 Random Weekend Projects

52 Random Weekend Projects
Author: Grant Thompson, "The King of Random"
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250184511
Available:
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From one of the most popular project channels on YouTube comes a how-to book on building things that go boom. Grant Thompson, "The King of Random," has created one of the most popular project channels on YouTube, featuring awesome videos such as How to Make a Laser Assisted Blowgun and Assassin’s Micro Crossbow. He currently has almost 10 million subscribers, posts 5 times a week, and averages over 40 million views a month. Partnering with Grant is Ted Slampyak, the artist behind the #1 New York Times bestseller 100 Deadly Skills. 52 Random Weekend Projects: For Budding Inventors and Backyard Builders is a guide that enables ordinary folks to build an impressive arsenal of projects. These crafts combine some of Grant’s most popular projects—Matchbox Rockets, Pocket Slingshot Super Shooters, Proto-Putty, Ninja Balls, Mini Matchstick Guns, The Clothespin Pocket Pistol—with many new ones, providing clear instructions on how to build them step-by-step. Broken down into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sections, 52 Random Weekend Projects is loaded with truly amazing projects, including: - Mousetrap Handgun - Mini Solar Scorcher - Air Vortex Canon - Air Mounted Skewer Shooter - Paracord Bullwhip - Bottle Cap Party Whistle - Ninja Stress Balls - Tablecloth Parachute - Skyblaster Slingshot And many more!

52 Random Weekend Projects

52 Random Weekend Projects
Author: Grant Thompson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1250184509
Available:
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From one of the most popular project channels on Youtube comes a how-to book on building things that go boom. Grant Thompson, "The King of Random," has created one of the most popular project channels on YouTube, featuring awesome videos such as How to Make a Laser Assisted Blowgun and Assassin’s Micro Crossbow. He currently has almost 10 million subscribers, posts 5 times a week, and averages over 40 million views a month. Partnering with Grant is Ted Slampyak, the artist behind the #1 New York Times bestseller 100 Deadly Skills. The Awesome Arsenal is a guide that enables ordinary folks to build an impressive arsenal of projects. These crafts combine some of Grant’s most popular projects—Matchbox Rockets, Pocket Slingshot Super Shooters, Proto-Putty, Ninja Balls, Mini Matchstick Guns, The Clothespin Pocket Pistol—with many new ones, providing clear instructions on how to build them step-by-step. Broken down into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sections, The Awesome Arsenal is loaded with truly amazing projects, including: - Mousetrap Handgun - Mini Solar Scorcher - Air Vortex Canon - Air Mounted Skewer Shooter - Paracord Bullwhip - Bottle Cap Party Whistle - Ninja Stress Balls - Tablecloth Parachute - Skyblaster Slingshot And many more!

52 Random Weekend Projects

52 Random Weekend Projects
Author: Grant Thompson he King of Random
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1974810011
Available:
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Life Hacks

Life Hacks
Author: Grant Thompson,Instructables.com
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781632200259
Available:
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the past few years, Grant Thompson has spent his weekends starting fires, building cannons, and experimenting with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. He’s made pumpkins explode, defied gravity, and discovered countless ways to make everyday life easier using ordinary items such as butter, suntan lotion, cupcake wrappers, and aluminum foil. His discoveries and experiments, many posted online to sites such as YouTube, have earned him the title of the King of Random. With the help of the staff at Instructables.com, Thompson has compiled the best of his weekend projects in Life Hacks. With life hacks from the King himself, you’ll see how easy it is to have better summers, less stressful holidays, and cooler—literally—birthday parties. Following Thompson’s instructions in this book, you’ll be able to: Make dry ice with a fire extinguisher Create carbonated ice cream Start fires with plastic water bottles Charge your cell phone—using your own energy Build working speakers for less than $1 And much more

Backyard Rockets

Backyard Rockets
Author: Instructables.com
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781632202451
Available:
Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Backyard Rockets is made up of projects from a medley of authors who have collected and shared a treasure trove of rocket-launching plans and the knowledge to make their projects soar! Backyard Rockets gives step-by-step instructions, with pictures to guide the way, on how to launch your very own project into the sky. All of these authors have labored over their endeavors to pass their knowledge on and make it easier for others to attempt. Discover how to create the following projects: Teeny, Tiny Rocket Engine Ultimate Straw Rocket Rocket Eggstronaut Pocket Rocket Launcher Iron Man Model Rocket Model Rocket with Camera Rocket-Powered Matchbox Cars – Extreme And much more! The Instructables community has provided a compendium of rocket savvy from innovators who have paved the way for other curious minds. In addition to rockets, fireworks, and launchers in Backyard Rockets, you will discover the sense of accomplishment after watching your rocket soar into the sky!

This Book Isn t Safe

This Book Isn t Safe
Author: Colin Furze
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780451478771
Available:
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colin Furze, five-time Guinness World Record Holder and YouTube's undisputed king of crazy inventions, instructs fans and curious young inventors on how to build ten brand new wacky inventions at home with an affordable tool kit. Colin Furze's bonkers and brilliant inventions such as a homemade hoverbike, DIY Wolverine Claws, an alarm clock ejector bed, and Hoover shoes have earned him 4.5 million YouTube subscribers and more than 450 million video views. Now Colin is on a mission to inspire a new generation of budding inventors with This Book Isn't Safe! This Book Isn't Safe contains instructions on how to make ten brand new inventions with a basic at-home toolkit, alongside behind-the-scenes stories about some of Colin's greatest inventions and top secret tips and tricks straight from his invention bunker (aka a shed in his backyard in Stamford Lincolnshire).

Extreme Garage Science for Kids

Extreme Garage Science for Kids
Author: James Orgill,Joanna Orgill
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781641702126
Available:
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For years, James Orgill has amazed millions of YouTube fans with zany experiments in his popular videos on The Action Lab channel. Now, for the first time, you can do these experiments at home! Extreme Garage Science for Kids! is jam-packed with killer projects and irresistibly nerdy explanations of how the world works. Draw on water. Remove the iron from your Cheerios. Defy Newtonian physics! Bursting with fun illustrations and full-color, photographed step-by-step instructions, Extreme Garage Science for Kids! is a thrilling scientific adventure for young minds everywhere!

How to Build a Hovercraft

How to Build a Hovercraft
Author: Stephen Voltz,Fritz Grobe
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452131993
Available:
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views!) comes this collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation. Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, also known as EepyBird, share their favorite projects: a giant air vortex cannon, a leaf blower hovercraft, a paper airplane that will fly forever, and many more. Each experiment features instructions that will take users from amateur to showman level—there's something here for all skill levels—alongside illustrations, photographs, and carefully explained science. How to Build a Hovercraft is guaranteed to engage curious minds and create brag-worthy results!

Handy Dad

Handy Dad
Author: Todd Davis
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780811879859
Available:
Release: 2012-01-20
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Skate ramps, zip lines, go-carts, and more! In this super-fun book, Todd Davis—extreme sports athlete and host of HGTV's Over Your Head—presents 25 awesome projects for dads to build with their kids. Busy dads can choose projects that range from simple to challenging and take anywhere from five minutes to a full weekend. Readers are given all the directions they need to grab materials that can be found around the house or at the local hardware store and get to work banging up a sweet BMX ramp or half-pipe, building a tree house or tire swing, or throwing together a slip-and-slide or tie-dye station for an afternoon of fun. With plenty of color photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and detailed illustrations, Handy Dad is chock-full of creative and inexpensive ways to keep kids (and dads) entertained for hours.

Upcycled Technology

Upcycled Technology
Author: Daniel Davis
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781633539105
Available:
Release: 2019-03-31
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

DIY science projects using old tech to create new zombie tech—an eco-friendly, fantastic way to learn about today’s technology. We all have a drawer or closet full of old discarded tech just sitting around, gathering dust. Memories of a bygone technological era that have been replaced by newer, shiner, smarter devices. What can you do with them? Most of us don’t even know how to properly dispose of them. If only there was a way to save them from their untimely fate. Well empty out that drawer and grab a screwdriver because the time has come to bring these old devices back from the grave! Old technology may no longer be useful, but it isn’t useless. Hidden inside often-discarded devices is a treasure trove of motors, magnets, screens, and other parts just waiting for a chance to be upcycled! And this type of “upcycling” doesn’t mean turning an old CD into a coaster, it means something a little more hardcore, like . . . · How to make a great Wi-Fi security camera with an old cell phone · How to make a basic 3D printer out of old computer disk drives · What can be made with the rare-earth magnets inside old hard drives or the reusable LCD screens in old phones · And much more Fans of Popular Science, Smithsonian’s Maker Lab, and The Big Book of Makerspace Projects will love Upcycled Technology.

Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste

Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste
Author: Steve Spangler
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781608321896
Available:
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents easy yet spectacular scientific experiments using everyday materials, including instructions for creating bouncinc smoke bubbles, soda-powered skateboards, and floating bowling balls.

100 Weekend Projects Anyone Can Do

100 Weekend Projects Anyone Can Do
Author: Editors at The Family Handyman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781621453307
Available:
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

uild fashionable, functional, inexpensive indoor and backyard furniture—even if you're a complete beginner. These are realistic projects for the average weekend warrior that require no great skills, just normal tools you already have and easy-to-buy materials available at any home store. Here's a small sample of what's inside: Build a simple-but-stylish bookcase Cut garage clutter with oversized shelves Double your closet space with easy accessories Build a rock-solid workbench in 3 hours Maximize kitchen storage with clever cabinet inserts Build backyard furniture, a garden arbor, planters and more! Benches, garden and deck chairs Outdoor storage Quick projects like bird houses, handy hints, and more

Duct Tape Engineer

Duct Tape Engineer
Author: Lance Akiyama
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781631591303
Available:
Release: 2017-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Duct Tape Engineer, hands-on educator, master tinkerer, and author of Rubber Band Engineer, Lance Akiyama will show you how to design, sculpt, and build backpacks, kayaks, catapults, and queen-size beds out of duct tape in your own backyard. These fourteen projects are designed to be long-lasting as well as fun, and include advice on solid construction techniques and even weather proofing. Packed with full-color illustrations and easy to follow instructions, Duct Tape Engineer will make the perfect gift for any kid or kid at heart.

The Authenticity Project

The Authenticity Project
Author: Clare Pooley
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780735238442
Available:
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Globe and Mail bestseller Toronto Star bestseller A Washington Post “FEEL-GOOD BOOK guaranteed to lift your spirits” "I loved The Authenticity Project. It's a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think."--Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times bestselling author The story of a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love Julian Jessop, an eccentric, lonely artist and septuagenarian believes that most people aren't really honest with each other. But what if they were? And so he writes--in a plain, green journal--the truth about his own life and leaves it in his local café. It's run by the incredibly tidy and efficient Monica, who furtively adds her own entry and leaves the book in the wine bar across the street. Before long, the others who find the green notebook add the truths about their own deepest selves--and soon find each other In Real Life at Monica's Café. The Authenticity Project's cast of characters--including Hazard, the charming addict who makes a vow to get sober; Alice, the fabulous mommy Instagrammer whose real life is a lot less perfect than it looks online; and their other new friends-is by turns quirky and funny, heartbreakingly sad and painfully true-to-life. It's a story about being brave and putting your real self forward--and finding out that it's not as scary as it seems. In fact, it looks a lot like happiness. The Authenticity Project is just the tonic for our times that readers are clamoring for--and one they will take to their hearts and read with unabashed pleasure.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780394820378
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Yearling Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

Woodworking

Woodworking
Author: Tom Carpenter
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781607656517
Available:
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! With 448 pages, more than 1,000 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through each and every phase of the process, Woodworking outstrips all competitors in affordability, accessibility, and comprehensiveness. From setting up a workshop to the principles of good design, how to use tools and essential techniques, it’s the only reference that aspiring craftsmen need to start creating fantastic woodworking projects right away. This big book covers choosing wood, measuring, marking and layout, cutting, joinery, drilling, shaping, clamping, gluing, fastening, finishing and more. But where a lot of woodworking books only show you some skills, this giant woodworking compendium goes on to give you 41 complete home furnishing project plans so you can put your skills to use.

Made by Dad

Made by Dad
Author: Scott Bedford
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780761171478
Available:
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Snail Soup Can Decoy to keep the candy stash safe. The Customizable “Keep Out” Sign to deter meddlesome siblings and parents. A Bunk Bed Communicator made from cardboard tubes (“Psst! Can you keep the snoring down?”). Clever, whimsical, and kind of genius, here are 67 unique projects that will turn any dad with DIY leanings into a mad scientist hero that his kid(s) will adore. No screens, no hi-tech gadgetry. Made by Dad combines the rough-edged, handmade ethos of a Boy Scout manual or The Dangerous Book for Boys with a sly sense of humor that kids love. Scott Bedford, a creative director by day and Webby Award–winning blogger by nights and weekends, wields an X-ACTO knife, magic marker, and prodigious imagination to create endlessly delightful projects for his two sons. He knows that kids like contraptions and gadgets, things that are surprising—a chair that appears to be balanced on eggshells. Things that are complex—a multilevel city, with buildings, tunnels, and roads, built from old boxes around the legs of a table. And especially things with humor—the Snappy Toast Rack, made to resemble a crocodile’s gaping mouth. The projects are shown in full-color photographs, and the instructions are illustrated in detailed line drawings that exude personality. Some are quick and simple enough to be done in a coffee shop; others are more of an afternoon project— yielding hours and hours of rich, imaginative playtime.

Dude Crafts

Dude Crafts
Author: Mike Warren
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780760365335
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Voyageur Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dude Crafts is loaded with more than 50 slightly twisted, but somehow useful, projects that will keep crafty men out of trouble (or, sometimes, in it). Whether making life easier with ingenious hacks or providing self-amusement, the 50 projects presented in Dude Crafts are sure to get any guy's creative wheels turning. These DIY projects will get you on the path to developing your own creations, and impressing your friends. You'll learn how to: Craft an iPad cover from an old book Build a metal forge out of a busted microwave Cook a meal in the dishwasher Re-purpose an electric saw into a cocktail blender Fashion a Swiss army knife for your keys Outfit an unsuspecting co-worker’s office chair with an air horn Each project is accompanied by a parts list and step-by-step photo instructions to get you building; often by hacking subpar stock goods or upcycling discarded objects into functional works of art and conversation pieces. No matter how off-kilter the project may appear on the surface, it's sure to payoff as a useful tool, an art piece, the punch line to a practical joke or, best of all, a combination of all three. Whatever the motive—to solve a problem, to play a joke, or for self-entertainment—Dude Crafts will get dudes off the sofa and into the workshop!

Electronics Projects For Dummies

Electronics Projects For Dummies
Author: Earl Boysen,Nancy C. Muir
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1118044029
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Release: 2011-02-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These projects are fun to build and fun to use Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations -- a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics. Check out ten cool electronics projects, including * Chapter 8 -- Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio) * Chapter 9 -- Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement) * Chapter 12 -- Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself) Discover how to * Handle electronic components safely * Read a circuit diagram * Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter * Build light-activated gadgets * Set up a motion detector * Transform electromagnetic waves into sound Companion Web site * Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd * Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists * Find additional information and project opportunities

Steam Train Dream Train 1 2 3

Steam Train  Dream Train 1 2 3
Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9781452154572
Available:
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cuddle up with the beloved animal friends from the bestselling Steam Train, Dream Train and count on lots of fun! Little train enthusiasts will love counting from one to ten along with the dreamy train cars!