Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things (Deluxe Edition)

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Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or how to generate battery power with simple household items? Or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. And now you can learn how to create these things—and more than 40 other handy gadgets and gizmos—in Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: The Deluxe Edition.
 
 More than a simple do-it-yourself guide,...

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Overview

Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or how to generate battery power with simple household items? Or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. And now you can learn how to create these things—and more than 40 other handy gadgets and gizmos—in Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: The Deluxe Edition.
 
 More than a simple do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation. Included are survival, security, self-defense, and silly applications that are just plain fun.You'll be seen as a superhero as you amaze your friends by:

  • Transforming a simple FM radio into a device that enables you to eavesdrop on tower-to-air conversations.
  • Creating your own personalized electronic greeting cards.
  • Making a compact fire extinguisher from items typically found in a kitchen pantry.
  • Thwarting intruders with a single rubber band.

By using run-of-the-mill household items and the easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams within, you'll be able to complete most projects in just a few minutes. Whether you use Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: The Deluxe Edition as a practical tool to build useful devices, a fun little fantasy escape, or as a trivia guide to impress friends and family, this book is sure to be a reference favorite for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740784248
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 460
  • Sales rank: 243,317
  • Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Cy Tymony has created his homemade inventions since he was a kid. His imagination and innovative way at looking at the world continues today as a technical writer and computer network specialist in the Los Angeles area. He has appeared on CNN and NPR, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and U.S. News & World Report.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Some useful Info

    Great book for finding ways to make things on your own. A good book for children to learn to think outside of the box.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2010

    Interesting

    Bought this for my granddaughter....Lots of interesting and fun facts.She seems to enjoy going through it and discovering new things to experiment with.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    Great book

    I went to one of his lectures on his book. I gotta say this guy is really cool. The book is fascinating and it is great for science experiments at schools.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2005

    Greatest

    great way to learn new and sneaky things but too bad there is noting higher than a five

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2004

    AWESOME

    Much better than your standard '101 Science Projects' book. Way to break the mold!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Fun and easy

    I gave this book as a gift to a guy to loves to fix things. He loved it and said it had some good stuff in it and it was fun to read. "A keeper" he called it!

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    Great Fun for the Geek in your life.

    Fantastic ideas! I haven't tried all of the ideas and creations in this book, but the ones I did try really do work, and were fun. I'm hoping that as technology changes the author will do a new book with ideas on how to change a solar calculator into a solar powered Hot Dog Cooker!

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    For McGyver Wannabes!

    I bought this book for my husband's Christmas stocking and he loves it! He has always used ordinary objects to fix things, etc., and this book gave him a lot of new ideas! Hmmm ... I'm thinking maybe he can submit a few for the next edition!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    Too bad there isn't anything less than 1 Star

    I'm grateful that I did not buy this book. I skimmed it in the store and saved myself 10 bucks. Why would anyone in their right mind put bubble wrap under their door mat.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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