Make: Paper Inventions

Machines that Move, Drawings that Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457187485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 132

View: 3194

Paper is incredible stuff. It's easy to cut, but incredibly strong. It's disposable, but can last for centuries. It can stand as stiff as a board, pop up like a spring, or float like a leaf. And its invention changed the world forever. Perfect for kids, parents, and educators, Paper Inventions is a project-based book with full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, and templates that allow you to follow along with the book or devise something entirely new. Each chapter features new projects that will challenge and intrigue everyone, from beginning to experienced Makers. In this book, you'll learn to make: A light-up paper cat that shows how switches and sensors work An action origami robot worm Edible rice paper perfect for secret messages A space rover that moves thanks to paper machinery A paper generator that creates electricity when you tap or rub it Heat-activated paper models that fold themselves A geodesic dome big enough to crawl into--from newspaper!
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Make: Paper Inventions

Machines That Move, Drawings That Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781457187520

Category:

Page: 132

View: 5588

Paper is amazing stuff. It's cheap, easy to use, and easy to recycle. It's lightweight and easy to cut or tear--but incredibly strong when folded, layered, or rolled. It can stand stiff as a board, pop up like a spring, or hang softly like a silk scarf. It's disposable, but it can last for centuries. Its surface can be rough, or creamy smooth, or shiny. Sometimes it's so thin you can see through it; other times, it's thick enough to hold globs of paint. But it can also be beautiful, all on its own. The projects in Paper Inventions were inspired by the many different varieties of paper, from fancy artists' watercolor paper to recycled copy paper, and the many different ways it is used. Whether you like to make crafts or play with electronics, there's a project that will challenge you and unleash your creativity. Projects in this book include: DIY flavored edible paper and ink Self-folding paper models Light-up paper projects Paper sensors and switches Paper windmill and paper machines 3D designs with paper Origami and other fold and cut designs
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Making Simple Robots

Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

View: 4906

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot. Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.
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Fabric and Fiber Inventions

Sew, Knit, Print, and Electrify Your Own Designs to Wear, Use, and Play With

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 1054

In this book you'll create your own fabric inventions as you learn to make wearables, playthings, and decorative items using textile arts--both old and new. Easy projects using will get you started knitting, adding color to your wardrobe with silkscreen and batik, and transforming old clothing into useful items. Then you'll find out how soft circuits can give your creations personality with light, sound, and motion. Fabric and Fiber Inventions will show you how to turn everyday materials into unique designs everybody will love.
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10 Great Makerspace Projects Using Language Arts

Author: Anita Louise McCormick

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499438451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6817

Makerspaces, equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, and other high-tech tools, are often associated with STEM programs like science, math, and technology. Educators have discovered that the learning opportunities makerspaces offer can be just as valuable in other curriculum areas as well. This volume fuses this fabulous technology with the Language Arts.
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Sew Electric

A Collection of DIY Projects That Combine Fabric, Electronics, and Sewing

Author: Leah Buechley,Kanjun Qiu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989795609

Category: Arduino (Programmable controller)

Page: 185

View: 5117

If you're interested in interactive toys, light-up fashions, or smart accessories, this book is for you! Sew Electric is a set of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. It's a book for all ages. Explore the projects with your friends, your parents, your kids, or your students! - from Amazon (from back cover.)
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Musical Inventions

DIY Instruments to Toot, Tap, Crank, Strum, Pluck, and Switch On

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452290

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 9097

People have been playing music on homemade instruments for thousands of years. But creating new instruments is much more than an art form. When you want to make a note sound higher or lower, you have to change the sound waves coming out of the instrument. That's science! When you explore the way different materials produce different sounds, that's engineering. When you speed up or slow down a song, you're counting beats -- using math. And technology makes electronic instruments and devices to record and play back music possible.
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Tinkering

Kids Learn by Making Stuff

Author: Curt Gabrielson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680450344

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 214

View: 4074

How can you consistently pull off hands-on tinkering with kids? How do you deal with questions that you can't answer? How do you know if tinkering kids are learning anything or not? Is there a line between fooling around with real stuff and learning? The idea of learning through tinkering is not so radical. From the dawn of time, whenever humanity has wanted to know more, we have achieved it most effectively by getting our hands dirty and making careful observations of real stuff. Make: Tinkering (Kids Learn by Making Stuff) lets you discover how, why--and even what it is--to tinker and tinker well. Author Curt Gabrielson draws on more than 20 years of experience doing hands-on science to facilitate tinkering: learning science while fooling around with real things. This book shows you how to make: A drum set from plastic bottles, tape, and shrink-wrap Magnetic toys that dance, sway, and amaze Catapults, ball launchers, and table-top basketball A battery-powered magic wand and a steadiness game (don't touch the sides!) Chemical reactions with household items Models of bones and tendons that work like real arms and ankles Spin art machine and a hovercraft from a paper plate! Lifelong learners hungry for their next genuine experience
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Make: Tech DIY

Easy Electronics Projects for Parents and Kids

Author: Ji Sun Lee,Jaymes Dec

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 8352

Kid Crafts introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive series of projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers. The book is breezy, highly illustrated, and fun for everyone!
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Edible Inventions

Cooking Hacks and Yummy Recipes You Can Build, Mix, Bake, and Grow

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 3681

Believe it or not, there's a lot of inventing going on in the kitchen. Unless you only eat fruits and veggies right off the plant, you are using tools and techniques invented by humans to make food more tasty and easier to digest. When you cook food, you start to break it down into a form your body can absorb. When you add chemicals to make it thicker, gooey-er, or puffy-er, you turn a bunch of boring ingredients into a mouth-watering snack. Edible Inventions: Cooking Hacks and Yummy Recipes You Can Build, Mix, Bake, and Grow will show you some unusual ways to create a meal, and help you invent some of your own. Projects include: 3D printing with food Chemical cuisine and molecular gastronomy Prepared foods like jellies and pickles at home Growing your own ingredients Cooking off the grid
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The Ancient Egyptian Language

An Historical Study

Author: James P. Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032466

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

View: 7791

The first comprehensive study of how the phonology and grammar of ancient Egyptian changed over four millennia of language history.
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Rubber Band Engineer

Build Slingshot Powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware

Author: Lance Akiyama

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631591800

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9276

"Whoa, that shot a lot farther than I thought it would!" Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in this book. Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines. Whether you build one or all 19 of these designs, you'll feel like an ingenious engineer when you're through. Best of all, you don't need to be an experienced tinkerer to make any of the projects within. All you need are household tools and materials, such as paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers, and ice pop sticks. Oh, and rubber bands. Lots of rubber bands. So grab your glue gun, pull out your pliers, track down your tape, and get started on the challenging, fun, and rewarding journey toward becoming a rubber band engineer.
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Maker Dad

Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

Author: Mark Frauenfelder

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054411454X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 8986

In the spirit of The Daring Book for Girls, the first DIY project guide for fathers and daughters from the founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief ofMAKE magazine.
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Electricity for Young Makers

Fun and Easy Do-It-Yourself Projects

Author: Marc de Vinck

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452835

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 82

View: 7155

Learning to be a maker has never been more fun. Lavishly illustrated with cartoons and drawings, this book guides the reader through six hands-on projects using electricity. Discover the electrical potential lurking in a stack of pennies - enough to light up an LED or power a calculator! Launch a flying LED copter into the air. Make a speaker that plays music from an index card. Build working motors from a battery, a magnet, and some copper wire. Have fun while learning about and exploring the world of electricity. The projects in this book illuminate such concepts as electric circuits, electromagnetism, electroluminescence, the Lorentz force and more. You'll be amazed by the results you get with a handful of simple materials.
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10 Great Makerspace Projects Using Math

Author: Kevin Hall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499438478

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9247

Technology has become a major component of today�s classroom environment. Teachers are using new methods like makerspaces in order to engage their students. Makerspaces refer to tools students can use to explore, discover, and create new ideas and concepts using technology. This book will focus on makerspace projects that will help students with math. Complete with detailed directions and examples, this easy-to-read guide will focus on new methods of learning and mastering mathematical concepts. At last there's a way to make math fun and hands-on using the latest tools and technology.
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The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

Author: Colleen Graves,Aaron Graves

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 125964426X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 5186

Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels! This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. Each project features non-technical, step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success and expand your imagination. You will learn recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more! Discover how to create: • Brushbot warriors, scribble machines, and balloon hovercrafts • Smartphone illusions, holograms, and projections • Paper circuits, origami, greeting cards, and pop-ups • Dodgeball, mazes, and other interesting Scratch games • Organs, guitars, and percussion instruments • Sewed LED bracelets, art cuffs, and Arduino stuffie • Makey Makey and littleBits gadgets • Programs for plug-and-play and Bluetooth-enabled robots • 3D design and printing projects and enhancements
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Geek Mom

Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families

Author: Natania Barron,Kathy Ceceri,Corrina Lawson,Jenny Williams

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0823085937

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 928

It’s fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages and budgets include thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing games. There are even projects for moms to try when they have a few precious moments alone. With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com’s popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and discovery. Along the way, parents will also find important tips on topics such as determining safe online communities for children, organizing a home learning center, and encouraging girls to love science. Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation.
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Making Makers

Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation

Author: AnnMarie Thomas

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183706

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 949

This is a book for parents and other educators—both formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is crucial to encourage today’s youth to be makers—to see the world as something they are actively helping to create. For those who are new to the Maker Movement, some history and introduction is given as well as practical advice for getting kids started in making. For those who are already familiar with the Maker Movement, this book provides biographical information about many of the “big names” and unsung heroes of the Maker Movement while also highlighting many of the attributes that make this a movement that so many people are passionate about.
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Soft Circuits

Crafting E-Fashion with DIY Electronics

Author: Kylie Peppler,Melissa Gresalfi,Katie Salen Tekinbas,Rafi Santo,Leah Buechley

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027844

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 9881

Introducing students to the world of wearable technology.
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Duct Tape Engineer

The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects

Author: Lance Akiyama

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631593862

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 1124

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.
Posted in House & Home