101 Outer Space Projects for the Evil Genius / Edition 1

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The sky is not the limit! If you yearn to touch the stars, 101 Outer Space Projects for the Evil Genius has everything you need to explore the universe from the comfort of your own home. Whether you're a beginner stargazer or a more experienced astronomer, you'll find an outstanding project to satisfy you, from model rockets and celestial maps to space robots, GPS systems, and much, much more.

Full of easy-to-follow plans and clear schematics for each project, as well as lists of materials and tools so you know exactly what's involved before you begin, 101 Outer Space Projects for the Evil Genius also gives you:

• 400 dazzling illustrations that let you build each of the 101 amazing how-to projects visually

• First-hand experiences and case studies to help you make the most out of each project

• Frustration-factor removal-needed parts are listed, along with sources

101 Outer Space Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the plans, instructions, parts lists, and sources you need to:

• Use GPS systems

• Experiment with model rockets

• Navigate your way through the universe using your computer

• Build your own telescope, radio telescope, and planetarium

• Read celestial maps of heavenly bodies

• Create a Mars rover to explore your home

• Design your own International Space Station

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071485487
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Series: Evil Genius Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,268,855
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Prochnow (Hattiesburg, MS) is an award-winning professional writer, editor, and contributor to numerous technical publications including MAKE, Nuts & Volts, and SERVO Magazine. He is the author of 27 nonfiction book titles for Addison-Wesley, F&W Publications, McGraw-Hill, and TAB Books; including the bestselling PSP Hacks, Mods, and Expansions (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and The Official Robosapien Hacker’s Guide (McGraw- Hill, 2006). Currently, Dave serves as the Contributing Editor for Nuts & Volts and SERVO Magazine. In 2001, Dave won the Maggie Award for writing the best how-to article in a consumer magazine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Space is the Place

Ch 1. Let's Go Where No Evil Genius Has Gone Before

Ch 2. 3-2-1, Blast Off

Ch 3. Take a Left at Alpha Centauri

Ch 4. Make Contact

Ch 5. On Your Mark, Get SET

Ch 6. You Can't Tell the Stars Without a Map

Ch 7. One Eye on the Sky

Ch 8. Your First Job Is on Mars

Ch 9. Build Your Own ISS in Your Backyard

Ch 10. You Mean the Big Dipper Isn't an Ice Cream Cone?

Ch 11. OK, Go Make Your Own Heavenly Bodies
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: A Celestial Almanac
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2008

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    This is such a worthless, misguided work that words fail me. Most 'projects' consist of being told to buy something, follow the directions that come with it, and then use it. Formulas are hand-scribbled and unexplained. Projects are grossly incomplete. The 'Put a Camera on a Model Rocket' project never even mentions how or where to attach the camera or how to activate it, for example. 'Dreadful' is too nice a descriptive I feel sorry for any youth who spent his allowance on this!

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