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Kinetic Contraptions : Build a Hovercraft, Airboat, and More With a Hobby Motor (Original) (Paperback)
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Hobby motorsevery workbench warrior has a few that have been pulled out of broken toys or rescued from old electronics kits. They’re cheap, available, and withKinetic Contraptions, essential to build some ingenious moving creations. The two dozen contraptions found in this handy resource are assembled primarily from low-cost or recycled materials, batteries, and a single motor.
You’ll learn how to build vehicles that move across the land, over the sea, and through the air. Construct a hovercraft out of a Styrofoam plate, two corks, and binder clips. Build a double paddle-wheeler out of paint stirrers, plastic bottles, and disposable knives. Kinetic Contraptions even has bizarro” devices, such as a waterless snow globe, a tornado in a bottle, and a mechanical bubble makerno blowing required!
Each project is clearly explained through materials and tools lists, stepby- step instructions with photographs, and scientific background on the concepts being explored. Budding engineers will get experience working with tools, testing simple circuits, modifying and improving their designs, and building unique contraptions of their own with the skills they’ve developed.
Provides step-by-step instructions for building two dozen hobby motor projects using readily available materials, in a guide for budding engineers that includes such examples as a mechanical bubble maker, a double paddle-wheeler and a waterless snow globe. Original.
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Curt Gabrielson
Street Date: January 1, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5604