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Rubber Band Engineer : Build Slingshot Powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware - Lance Akiyama

Rubber Band Engineer

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


Published: 27th April 2016
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Create projects and projectiles that will fly, float, launch, or roll on their own power withRubber Band Engineer!

So many of the world's most inventive minds, from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs, were lifelong tinkerers. Their joy in the process is evident in the originality of their work. Maybe that's why so many adults never lose their fondness for the inventive toys they made as kids -- tinkering was fun, and still is, so why stop?

Author and Engineer Lance Akiyama shows you how to create twenty-five gadgets of his own design. Most are propelled by rubber bands, while some use levers or gravity for thrust. The combination of simplicity and creativity while using ordinary objects makes these projects so extraordinary! With a wide range of project types, this book takes you beyond the basic rubber band launcher.

Let your imagination fly and create the rubber band project of your dreams! Follow the step-by-step guide with suggestions for alternative designs, materials, and third party resources for parts such as propellers and wheels. The possibilities are endless!Rubber Band Engineer is packed with full-color illustrations and will make the perfect gift for any kid or kid at heart.

About the Author

Lance Akiyama is a lifelong tinkerer and a magician at creating contraptions from cardboard, sticks, rubber bands, and tape. Since 2010, he has focused his talents on developing original hands-on engineering projects and founding The Workshop for Young Engineers (thewye.com), a project-based after-school enrichment program. He is also a featured author and teacher on the educational website, The Instructables, and is the lead science curriculum writer for Galileo Learning, an educational summer camp that focuses on coaching and inspiring the next generation of innovators. He lives, works, and creates contraptions in San Francisco.

Introduction: Notes from a Rubber-Band Tinkerer Chapter 1: Handheld Shooters Many-Thing Shooter PVC Slingshot Rifle Crossbow Bow and Arrow Chapter 2: Mini Siege Engines Pyramid Catapult Enhanced Mousetrap Catapult Floating Arm Trebuchet Da Vinci Catapult Chapter 3: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Pneumatic Magic Box Extending Grabber Robot Arm Hydraulic Fighting Robots Chapter 4: Flight Improvised Darts Slingshot Rocket Rubber Band Helicopter Chapter 5: Other Gadgets & ContraptionsPaper Plane LauncherWire Loop GamePropeller-Powered Car Material Sources About the Author

ISBN: 9781631591044
ISBN-10: 1631591045
Series: Engineer
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 27th April 2016
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 25.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.63