Souped Up: Do-It-Yourself Projects to Make Anything Better

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Overview

Ever look around your house and get bored with the things you have? Too ordinary? Used it a million times? With Instructables.com’s latest compilation, Souped Up, you can turn your ordinary into the extraordinary. Learn how to:

  • • Brew a cup of coffee with Twitter
  • • Make ice cubes crystal clear
  • • Build a tape dispenser out of Legos
  • • Light up your bicycle with LEDs
  • • Turn your shower into a spa
  • • Make your Nerf gun even cooler
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Overview

Ever look around your house and get bored with the things you have? Too ordinary? Used it a million times? With Instructables.com’s latest compilation, Souped Up, you can turn your ordinary into the extraordinary. Learn how to:

  • • Brew a cup of coffee with Twitter
  • • Make ice cubes crystal clear
  • • Build a tape dispenser out of Legos
  • • Light up your bicycle with LEDs
  • • Turn your shower into a spa
  • • Make your Nerf gun even cooler
Compiled from the best that the web has to offer, Souped Up is the latest book from Instructables.com and Skyhorse Publishing. Over a thousand full-color images and easy-to-understand how-to instructions make this collection the perfect gift for anyone never satisfied with the status quo. Ever thought “I could improve that”? These authors did too, and we’ve put together their best ideas for upgrades, hacks, and everything you need to get the most out of everything.
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Library Journal
11/01/2013
Another extraction from DIY website Instructables.com, this quirky collection of projects is comprised of ideas for crazy food, décor, furnishings, science, toys, and more. The book makes up for its lack of an index with a detailed table of contents. Some of the projects are on the technical or electrical side, but there is plenty of variety. The chapter on food innovation features bacon Jello and liquor-infused Gummi bears. Readers will find a clever skateboard coffee table/lazy Susan in the section on woodworking, while the science-related projects boast a working solar death ray and magnetic Silly Putty. The bike modifications and accessories are not as exciting, and the chapter on toys includes the unfortunate use of a condom to fix a GI Joe action figure. VERDICT Instructions and picture quality are decidedly mixed. The better projects make use of technology or recycled/repurposed materials. The target audience for this compendium is college students or teens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620875629
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/23/2013
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,339,716
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Instructables.com is a bona fide online sensation, a web-based community of motivated do-it-yourselfers who contribute invaluable how-to guides to the site on a wide range of topics, from gardening and home repair to recipes and gadgets that defy categorization.

A photographer, skateboarder, and artist, Michael Huynh is an enthusiastic maker with eclectic interests. Michael has been an Instructables fan since the website's inception, and the opportunity to collect a book of his favorite "souped up" projects was one he could never have imagined when he was 13 visiting the Instructables workshop in the Alameda Naval Air Station control tower.

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