The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
  • The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
  • The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
  • The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
  • The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
  • The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
  • The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
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The Book of Hacks: 254 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

by Doug Cantor
     
 

There’s a new movement afoot—a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. In The Big Book of Hacks, you get a collection of these amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine—from a theremin you can make for under $15

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Overview

There’s a new movement afoot—a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. In The Big Book of Hacks, you get a collection of these amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine—from a theremin you can make for under $15 to a motorized skateboard, from an epic potato gun to a Roomba that waters your plants. It’s never been a better time to be a geek.

In The Big Book of Hacks, readers will find a compendium of the most rad tech projects around. And with its clever tone, step-by-step instructions, and useful diagrams, it’s bound to excite the college students or young fathers—especially any who love using a soldering iron! Four comprehensive chapters help readers create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all; trick out their home with improvised gadgets; upgrade basic electronics and tools like a pro; and build wild and zany vehicles.

Contents:

Geek Toys
Build a Pocket Theremin - Tear Up the Dance Floor in an LED Suit - Disguise Your Beer Can - Shoot Fireballs with a Rocket-Shaped Launcher - Program a Drink-Slinging Droid-Start Up a Lego™ Pinball Machine - Make a Mini Toothbrush Robot

Home Improvements
Turn Your Roomba into a Robot - Make a Customizable Doormat - Put Together a Low-Budget Luxury Shower - Set Up a DIY Smoker - Organize Loose Cables Foil Wi-Fi Thieves - Make the Lazy Man’s Lawn Mower

Tech Upgrades
Rig a Smartphone Projector - Retrofit a Vintage Radio - Assemble an eBook Reader Case - Repurpose an Old Computer for Any Room in the House Hack Your Cable Box - RFID-Proof Your Wallet

Things That Go
Trick Out a Motorized Skateboard - Run Your Car on Trash - Soar in a Personal Blimp - Convert an Old Bike into an All-Star Cruiser - Supercharge a Paper Plane - Speed Off on a Jet Kayak

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616284503
Publisher:
Weldon Owen
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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