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: un

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

This Book Isn t Safe

This Book Isn t Safe
Author: Colin Furze
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780451478771
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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
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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!

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.

How to Build a Hovercraft

How to Build a Hovercraft
Author: Stephen Voltz,Fritz Grobe
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452131993
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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!

Duct Tape Engineer

Duct Tape Engineer
Author: Lance Akiyama
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781631591303
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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.

Food52 Dynamite Chicken

Food52 Dynamite Chicken
Author: Tyler Kord
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781524759018
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A game-changing collection of 60 new-fashioned chicken recipes from chef Tyler Kord and Food52, the award-winning online kitchen and home destination. Sautéed, fried, or nestled in a sheet pan, chicken is a clear winner for home cooks around the world--from jerk chicken and chicken adobo to Vietnamese chicken noodle soup, pho ga. But because chicken is so popular, you may feel like you've run out of new ways to love it. That's where Food52 and Tyler Kord come in, bringing you a clever collection of deliciously inventive chicken dishes. In this book, you'll find creative recipes for every occasion: Winning weeknight dinners and ambitious-but-worth-it weekend projects; meals to impress guests and satisfy picky kids; and cozy comfort foods to curl up with. Tyler's new classics will soon join your regular recipe lineup, with dishes like Roast Chicken with All of the Vegetables in Your CSA, Broiled Chicken Thighs with Plum Tomatoes & Garlic, Patrick's Fried Chicken with Spicy Pickles, and Tangy Rose's Lime-Glazed Wings. He throws in a few surprises, too, like Chicken & Kimchi Pierogies and Spicy Parmesan Chicken Potpie, along with an ingenious combination of chicken and lasagna (called Chickensagna, naturally). And thanks to handy how-tos on carving, trussing, spatchcocking, making stock from scratch, and much more, you'll learn every chicken trick in the--well--book. So even if chicken's already your trusty dinner go-to, Dynamite Chicken will have you eating lots more of it, and never getting bored.

Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist

Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist
Author: Melissa Fischer,Kate Peiffer
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781633226029
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Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Walter Foster Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore your faith artistically with Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist—a guide that goes beyond doodling and lettering to teach you to make fine art prayer journals, daily devotionals, and more. Beginning with a brief introduction to Bible journaling, this valuable guide explores various media, including colored pencils, pen and ink, brush pens, and watercolor paint, and how to use them. You will find dozens of step-by-step tutorials for drawing and painting beautiful artwork related to meaningful Bible passages, as well as plenty of ideas and techniques for applying lettering, flourishes, icons, and embellishments to your artwork for maximum impact. There are tips for creating compelling layouts, reworking and embracing mistakes, and several step-by-step projects for you to incorporate into your own Bible or prayer journal. Two talented and dynamic artists show how they integrate their own style and artistry with their faith through a variety of art journaling projects, from full-page masterpieces to smaller artwork in the margins and on the covers of their journals.

The Authenticity Project

The Authenticity Project
Author: Clare Pooley
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780735238442
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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.

Mini Pusheen Coloring Book

Mini Pusheen Coloring Book
Author: Claire Belton
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781501180972
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pusheen returns in a delightful, miniature coloring book with one-sided, perforated pages for fans of I Am Pusheen the Cat. The Internet’s favorite chubby, tubby tabby is back in this miniature version of the Pusheen Coloring Book, now with perforated pages so you can easily tear out your creations to share and show-off—purr-fect for cat lovers and coloring book fans everywhere!

Unusual Uses for Ordinary Things

Unusual Uses for Ordinary Things
Author: Instructables.com,Wade Wilgus
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781626362451
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Release: 2013-04-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most people use nail polish remover to remove nail polish. They use coffee grounds to make coffee and hair dryers to dry their hair. The majority of people may also think that the use of eggs, lemons, mustard, butter, and mayonnaise should be restricted to making delicious food in the kitchen. The Instructables.com community would disagree with this logic—they have discovered hundreds of inventive and surprising ways to use these and other common household materials to improve day-to-day life. Did you know that tennis balls can protect your floors, fluff your laundry, and keep you from backing too far into (and thus destroying) your garage? How much do you know about aspirin? Sure, it may alleviate pain, but it can also be used to remove sweat stains, treat bug bites and stings, and prolong the life of your sputtering car battery. These are just a few of the quirky ideas that appear in Unusual Uses for Ordinary Things. Readers of Unusual Uses for Ordinary Things will learn how to: Remove odors from clothes using vodka Shine leather belts, wallets, purses, and jackets using butter Remove scuffs from sneakers using toothpaste Locate small objects once thought to be gone forever using pantyhose And much more!

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780394820378
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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.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307414090
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Release: 2007-06-29
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

The Movie Making Book

The Movie Making Book
Author: Dan Farrell,Donna Bamford
Pages: 144
ISBN: 161373915X
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Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Moviemaking is more accessible to young people than ever before as smartphones and tablets become ever more powerful. This book includes enjoyable games and mini-projects that teach kids all the skills they need to get started in movies. These are followed by ten more advanced projects--including making a flashback film, a news report, a superhero movie and a vlog--to put new skills to the test. Also includes advice on safely sharing movies online.

Fine Art Adventures

Fine Art Adventures
Author: Maja Pitamic,Jill A. Laidlaw
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0912777044
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Release: 2017
Editor: Art Adventures
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There's a reason people call works of fine art "masterpieces"--they're groundbreaking and bold, just the sort of artwork that inspire creative children. Fine Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to classic masterpieces and formal techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art. Each of the book's eight chapters covers a particular technique or subject of fine art: Color, Light & Shade, Shape, Black & White, Portraits, Landscapes, Animals, and Myths & Legends. Projects begin with a story of a famous work--Matisse's The Snail, Modigliani's Portrait of Anna Zborowska, Paul C�zanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire, and Whistler's Nocturne in Blue and Silver--followed by a question-and-answer section. Then it's time to break out the brushes, scissors, and paint. Children create two artworks based on the techniques and visual effects of the piece. The projects cover a wide range of media, from tissue paper mosaics to stencils to mobile sculptures, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child's natural creative abilities. Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw explore the stories and meanings behind 18 key works of classic art as inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. No prior knowledge of fine art is required, just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.

Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself
Author: Thomas Bärnthaler
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0714870196
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Release: 2015-09-14
Editor: Phaidon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

50 of the world's most exciting designers and visionary artists have devised simple objects that anyone can make at home. Affordable, accessible and inspirational, this book redefines DIY for the IKEA generation. Each easy-to-make project can be made with basic tools and everyday items. Every project includes hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and colour photographs to ensure success. Also provides photographic lists of tools and materials, plus details of the cost and time needed to complete. With a biography for each designer, the text also reveals the inspiration behind the design.

Handy Projects for Boys

Handy Projects for Boys
Author: Popular Mechanics Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781629141435
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Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The projects in Handy Projects for Boys first appeared in a major collection arranged by the editors of Popular Mechanics Press in 1913. During this time period, the methods and techniques used to create these items were just as important to the boys and men building them as the final projects themselves. They took care with their materials; they were precise and they labored over the smallest details. To know something was handcrafted was to know it was a quality piece. Because of the exactitude of the craftsmen's methods in the early 1900s, this historical and practical text features specific step-by-step instructions and includes many detailed illustrations for even the smallest or quickest jobs, including: Eskimo snow houses Box kites Boomerangs Chair sleighs Homemade roller skates Catapults Canoes And more More important than building the projects inside, this book offers fathers and sons, grandfathers and grandsons, and even uncles and nephews an opportunity to spend some time together, learn a bit about history, and produce fully functional pieces.