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- DescriptionHobby motors--every workbench warrior has a few that have been pulled out of broken toys or rescued from old electronics kits. They're cheap, available, and with Kinetic Contraptions , essential to build some ingenious moving creations. The two dozen contraptions found in this handy resource are assembled primarily from low-cost or recycled materials, batteries, and a single motor. You'll learn how to build vehicles that move across the land, over the sea, and through the air. Construct a hovercraft out of a Styrofoam plate, two corks, and binder clips. Build a double paddle-wheeler out of paint stirrers, plastic bottles, and disposable knives. Kinetic Contraptions even has bizarro devices, such as a waterless sw globe, a tornado in a bottle, and a mechanical bubble maker-- blowing required! Each project is clearly explained through materials and tools lists, stepby- step instructions with photographs, and scientific background on the concepts being explored. Budding engineers will get experience working with tools, testing simple circuits, modifying and improving their designs, and building unique contraptions of their own with the skills they've developed.
- Author BiographyCurt Gabrielson is the director of the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop. He has been a science educator for more than 15 years, with positions in the California public schools, the National University of East Timor, and San Francisco's Exploratorium Teacher Institute. He lives in Watsonville, California.
- Author(s)Curt Gabrielson
- PublisherChicago Review Press
- Date of Publication01/01/2010
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationChicago
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintChicago Review Press
- Content Note300 b/w photos
- Weight346 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine13 mm
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