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Make 50 Wild and Wacky (but Useful!) Contraptions

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ISBN-10: 006143776X

ISBN-13: 9780061437762

Edition: 2008

Authors: Eric Chaline, Robert Brandt

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Making crazy devices that perform simple but useful tasks has never been more fun! Make 50 Wild and Wacky (but Useful!) Contraptions shows you how to create the most mazelike contraptions imaginable. Inside you'll discover: The key players in the world of contraptions: Rube Goldberg, Heath Robinson, and Robert Storm Petersen The different components that go into making a contraption, and how to build them The scientific, mechanical, and engineering secrets behind each of the components How to build working models that demonstrate all of the techniques Finally, and most importantly, Make 50 Wild and Wacky (but Useful!) Contraptions contains 50 easy-to-follow projects…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Eric Chalineis the author ofThe Book of Gods and Goddesses: A Visual Directory of Ancient and Modern DeitiesandZen and the Art of Travel. He lives in the United Kingdom.

Robert Brandthas more than twenty years of experience in leadership in high-growth, start-up, and Fortune 500 organizations. He is a lecturer and author and has been a coach for more than twenty-three years. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brandt and his wife, Carla, have three children.

Introduction
Contraption Engineering
Building a Contraption
Classical Mechanics
The Building Blocks: Basic Components
Simple Machines
Wheels, Cogs, Gears, and Pulleys
Pendulums, Projectiles, Pivots, and Springs
Magnets and Other Forms of Propulsion
Safety and Other Considerations
Contraptions
Hands-Free Page Turner Projects
Hands-Free Page Turner
Alarm Clock Dunker
High Roller
Can-tilever
Sands of Time
Contraptions
Coin-Operated Toothpaste Squeezer Projects
Coin-Operated Toothpaste Squeezer
Push Me. Pull You
Leaps of Faith
The Little Squirt
Auto-Power
Contraptions
Solar-Powered Plant Shader Projects
Solar-Powered Plant Shader
The Vaporizer
The Concertina
The Venetian Rollerblind
The Metropolis
Contraptions
Tabletop Fountain Projects
Tabletop Fountain
Water Cooler
A Spoonful of Sugar
Sugar Tower
Water Cannon
Contraptions
Magneto Sugar-Cube Dispenser Projects
Magneto Sugar-Cube Dispenser
Wagon Wheels
Spiral Slide
Stirred not Shaken
Gumball Wizard
Contraptions
High-Security Snake Releaser Projects
High-Security Snake Releaser
Liftoff
Sliding Doors
The Tumbler Lock
The Trawler
Contraptions
Wind-Powered Rocket Launcher Projects
Wind-Powered Rocket Launcher
Stars and Stripes
The Archimedes
Pulling Advantage
The Nutcracker
Contraptions
Water-Powered Bath Alarm Projects
Water-Powered Bath Alarm
The Throne Raiser
Magneto-Chime
The Ferris Wheel
Bubble Bath Whisker
Contraptions
Energy-Saver Light Switch Projects
Energy-Saver Light Switch
The Jet Stream
The Double Helix
The Centrifuge
The Helicopter Launcher
Contraptions
Gravity Domino Righter Projects
Gravity Domino Righter
Son of Domino Righter
Return of the Domino Righter
The Domino Righter Strikes Back
Humane Mousetrap
Index
Resources