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Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred : Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids.

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Author/Creator:
Nelson, David Erik.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
San Francisco : No Starch Press, Incorporated, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (364 pages)
Subjects:
Handicraft.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is a geeky toy-making and craft book, stuffed with projects like sewing a stuffed sock squid, building a steam-powered milk-carton boat, soldering an oversized joy buzzer, and crafting working boomerangs. Readers create board games, musical instruments, and cool toys that move. The book assumes no prior knowledge of skills like carpentry, sewing, and soldering, and each project is explained from the ground up. Primers on topics like basic electronics help readers master foundational techniques so that anyone, regardless of their experience or skill level, can pick up this book and successfully build the projects. Projects are suitable for a wide range of builders and are all cheap, or even free, to build-best of all, once each project is built, readers have something totally sweet. Every project includes tips, tricks, and technical data that will help readers expand and modify the projects, or craft something totally new.
Contents:
Intro
Dedication and Acknolwedgments
Introduction
What's in This Book?
Further Reading
Support and Contact
Part I: Kid Stuff
Project 1: Lock-n-Latch Treasure Chest
Tools
Supplies
Building It
About Board Sizes
Crosscut Saw vs. Pull Saw
Project 2: Switchbox: A Soldering Project for Greenhorns
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Types of Switches
Voltage, Current, and Resistance
Project 3: The Sock Squid
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Sock Cthulhu
Resources
Project 4: The PVC Teepee
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Building Tip
Project 5: Cheap Mesh Screen Printing
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Printing Tips
Resources
Project 6: Shut-the-Box: A Pirate Dicing Game
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Game Play
Standard Play
Play Example
Play Variations
Project 7: Ticklebox: Jolt Your Friends
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Demystifying the Ticklebox
Scrounging Tips
The Mean-Ass Jingle Bear
Project 8: Small-Board Go/Tafl
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Game Play
Playing Go
Playing Tafl
Other Games
Resources
Part II: Electro-Skiffle Band
Project 9: X-Ray Talking Drum
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Playing the X-Ray Talking Drum
Project 10: Thunderdrum
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Pickup Primer Part One: The Piezo Pickup
Playing the Thunderdrum
Resources
Project 11: The Electro-Didgeridoo
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Back Pressure
Pickup Primer Part Two: Limited-Range Microphones
Playing the Didgeridoo
Resources
Project 12: The Dirt-Cheap Amp
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Tweaking the Amp
The One-Component AM Radio
A Frampton-Style Talk Box
Resources
Project 13: The 10 Electric Guitar
Tools
Supplies
Building It.
Pickup Primer Part Three: The Magnetic Pickup
Playing the 10 Electric Guitar
Modifying the 10 Electric Guitar
Building Tip
Resources
Project 14: Dirt-Cheap Boutique Stomp Boxes: The Spring Reverb
Tools
Supplies
On Enclosures
Building It
Using the Spring Reverb
Resources
Project 15: Dirt-Cheap Boutique Stomp Boxes: The Blinkie Tremolo
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Vibrato vs. Tremolo
Tweaking the Blinkie Tremolo
Stompable Stomp Boxes
Resources
Project 16: Dirt-Cheap Boutique Stomp Boxes: The Two-Transistor Fuzztone
Tools
Supplies
Audio Tapers vs. Linear Tapers
Building It
Using and Modifying the Two-Transistor Fuzztone
Resources
Project 17: Cigar-Box Synthesizer
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Expanding the Cigar-Box Synthesizer
Resources
Part III: The Locomotivated
Project 18: Cardboard Boomerangs
Boomerang Hunting
Tools
Supplies
Building the Fast-Catch Boomerang
Building the Cross-Stick Boomerang
Throwing
Tuning
Store-Bought Boomerangs
How It Works
Boomerang Design
Resources
Project 19: Pop Can Flyer
Tools
Supplies
Building It
How It Works
Bonus Project: NASA's Finest Paper Airplane
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Project 20: Quick-n-Easy Water Rocket
Tools
Supplies
Acquiring a Tire Stem
Building It
Building the Better Rocket
Project 21: Putt-Putt Boat
Tools
Supplies
Building It
How It Works
Project 22: Jitterbug: Your First Robot
Tools
Supplies
Save a Cell Phone, Save a Life
Building It
Lithium Is Awesome and Dangerous!
How It Works
Modifying the Jitterbug
Reverse Sumo Racing
Resources
Project 23: FedEx Kites
Tools
Supplies for the Diamond Kite
Supplies for the Box Kite
Building the Diamond Kite
Building the Box Kite.
Flying Tips
Australians Take Flight
Adding the Bridle Ring
Diamond Kite Pre-flight Tip
Resources
Project 24: Marshmallow Muzzleloader
Tools
Supplies
Building It
Firing Instructions
How It Works
Going Commando
Appendix: Electronics, Components, Tools, and Skills
Components
Resistors: Fixed and Variable
Capacitors
Diodes, LEDs, and Transistors
Integrated Circuits,
Wire
All About AWG
Quarter-Inch Phone Plugs and Jacks
Batteries, Clips, and Holders
Tools
The Standard Soldering Kit
Helpful Additions to the Standard Kit
Skills
Soldering
Desoldering
Using a Multimeter
Building a Circuit
Resources.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Nelson, David Erik Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred
ISBN:
9781593273873
9781593272593
OCLC:
830164253
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