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Big Book of Maker Skills : Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects (Hardcover) (Chris

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Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’sStuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the toolbox of yore—and a foray into the technologies of the future.HAND TOOLS A classic is a classic for a reason. Learn to build your own metal forge, screen-print whatever you want, swing a hammer better than your ancestors, and repurpose what Hackett calls “obtainium”—but what others might call trash—into your own mad-scientist creations.POWER TOOLS Discover the supreme joy that is angle-grinding, rig your own welding machine out of a junked car battery or three, and meet and master a whole host of electronic gadgets—LEDs, piezo buzzers, solar panels, and more.ROBOTS & BEYOND When it comes to making, there’s a whole new skillset in town. Get started with CNC milling, laser-cutting, programming microcontrollers, and 3D printing in a chapter that’s all about building what’s next.MUCH MORE Setting up a hackerspace, drones and space exploration tool, circuitry basics, sourcing and crowdsourcing and biotechnology- just to name a few more. You name it; it’s probably in this book.
Makers, get ready: This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level?from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3-D-printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product.

In The Maker Skills Manual: 333 DIY Tips and Tactics for Building a Better Future, readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore?how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw?and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow and easy-on-the-eyes guide to getting your project done.

With an emphasis on making DIY projects that can change the world, The Maker Skills Manual includes sections and tutorials on:

? Setting Up a Hackerspace
? Picking the Right Tools
? Welding Smarts
? Circuitry Basics
? Programming & Arduinos
? Working with Wood
? 3-D Printing
? Laser-cutting
? CNC Routing
? Testing & Prototyping
? Drones and Space Exploration Tools
? Robotics
? Biotechnology
? Sourcing and Crowdsourcing
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies, House + Home
Sub-Genre: General, Do-It-Yourself / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Chris Hackett
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2014
TCIN: 16188486
UPC: 9781616288907
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-6395
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