Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate
The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at a memorable 2005 Bay Area dinner party and resulted in the formation of the Hungry Scientist Society—a loose confederation of creative minds dedicated to the pursuit of projects possessing varying degrees of whimsy and utility.
Featuring twenty projects ranging from edible origami to glowing lollipops, cryogenic martinis to Tupperware boom boxes, the book draws from the expertise of programmers, professors, and garden-variety geeks and offers something to delight DIYers of all skill levels.
Edible undies : lace-up caramel lingerie -- Delectable diodes : brighten lollipops with LEDs -- Pumpkin pin-up : make a pinhole camera out of (almost) anything in the kitchen -- Party like it's 2099 : light up a birthday cake withe LED candles -- Dip 'n' dots : assemble a computer chip trivet -- Bar none : concoct super-chilled martinis, fizzy lemonade, and uber-bubbly root beer -- I scream for cryogenic ice cream : freeze a far out treat -- Warm bud : take a beer-can stove on the road -- Tupperware party : put together a portable iPod boom box -- Intergalactose scream : make a milk-bottle megaphone -- Hot box : build an outdoor roasting contraption -- Edible origami : fold and fry crane-shaped croutons -- Gravy train : construct a colossal meat-juice fountain -- Mallow ammo : whip up launchable marshmallows -- Living loaf : catch wild yeast and bake a boule -- Basement bacchanalia : ferment pomegranate wine -- Cupboard keg : brew beer from scratch -- Pie in the sky : build a modular pecan pie -- Flying coasters : rig solar-powered -- heat-sensitive smart coasters.