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The Big Book of Maker Skills (Popular Science): Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects by Chris Hackett
PVC and Pipe Engineer: Put Together Cool, Easy, Maker-Friendly Stuff by Jordan Bunker
Bernard R Kestel, “Chainsaw Operator’s Manual: The Safe Use of Chainsaws, Sixth Edition”
Whoosh Boom Splat: Build Jam Jar Jets, Elastic Zip Cannons, Clothespin Snap Shooters, and More Legendary Launchers by William Gurstelle
David Lang, “Zero to Maker: A Beginner’s Guide to the Skills, Tools, and Ideas of the Maker Movement, 2nd Edition”
🔆The Big Book of Maker Skills (Popular Science): Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects by Chris Hackett
English | November 4, 2014 | ISBN: 1616288906, 1616287268 | EPUB | 208 pages | 14.2 MB
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’s Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the toolbox of yore—and a foray into the technologies of the future.
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.
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.
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.
🔆PVC and Pipe Engineer: Put Together Cool, Easy, Maker-Friendly Stuff by Jordan Bunker
English | November 28, 2017 | ISBN: 163159334X | EPUB | 144 pages | 41.3 MB
Build a bunkbed in the morning and a water blaster in the afternoon, with PVC and Pipe Engineer, even advanced projects are easy with the right know-how!
PVC and iron pipes used to be hidden deep inside the crawlspaces in your house, serving purely utilitarian needs. But not anymore! DIY with PVC and iron piping has caught on with homeowners and earned a place in every room of the house (and the backyard too)!
The 18 projects in PVC and Pipe Engineer range from wine racks to bedframes, showerheads to bike trailers. Best of all, they can all be made with parts you’ll find at your local hardware store. You’ll be surprised at how easily even advanced projects go together once you learn the basics of cutting and joining iron pipe and PVC.
Whether you’re building a super-powered water blaster, a minimalist modern chandelier, or even a simple candle holder, the illustrated how-to steps in PVC and Pipe Engineer will show even first-time DIY-ers how to build projects they’re proud of.
🔆Bernard R Kestel, “Chainsaw Operator’s Manual: The Safe Use of Chainsaws, Sixth Edition”
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0643090282 | PDF | pages: 105 | 4.5 mb
The Chainsaw Operator’s Manual is the essential safety tool for all professional and recreational users of chainsaws. The book includes easy-to-follow charts, colour illustrations and instructions to guide chainsaw users through basic cross cutting, simple tree felling and problem tree felling, including machine assisted tree felling techniques The sections of the book correspond to the National Competency Standards for chainsaw operators, which form the basis for accreditation in government agencies. These standards are referred to in each section. The sixth edition has been substantially revised in line with new safety measures and competency standards and also illustrated with new colour line drawings and colour photographs.
🔆Whoosh Boom Splat: Build Jam Jar Jets, Elastic Zip Cannons, Clothespin Snap Shooters, and More Legendary Launchers by William Gurstelle
English | October 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B071RS3Y5L, ISBN: 1613739079 | 224 Pages | EPUB | 3.33 MB
In this revised and expanded edition, William Gurstelle shows ordinary folks how to build a dozen fun and impressively powerful launchers with inexpensive household and hardware store materials. This new edition includes three new projects along with diagrams, photographs, and fascinating science information. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting and describes each machine’s historical origins as well as the science behind it. Workshop warriors and tinkerers at any skill level will love these new exciting DIY projects.
🔆David Lang, “Zero to Maker: A Beginner’s Guide to the Skills, Tools, and Ideas of the Maker Movement, 2nd Edition”
ISBN: 1680453416 | 2017 | EPUB/MOBI/PDF | 256 pages | 10 MB/18 MB/3 MB
Zero to Maker is part memoir and part how-to guidebook for anyone who is having thoughts like these:
I feel like all I can do is write emails. I wish I had more hands-on skills even though I don’t know what I would build…
I have this one idea I’ve always wanted to make, but I don’t know how to build it…
I keep hearing about the “maker movement” but I’m not sure what that means or how I can join in…
The book follows author David Lang’s headfirst dive into the maker world and shows how he grew from an unskilled beginner to be a successful entrepreneur. You’ll discover how to navigate this new community of makers, and find the best resources for learning the tools and skills you need to be a dynamic maker in your own right.
The way we make things has changed. A new generation of tinkerers have emerged through online communities and powerful digital fabrication tools, and their creations are changing the world. This book follows the author’s personal journey of transformation into a maker-entrepreneur. It is everyone’s guide to combining inspiration and resources to effectively navigate this exciting new world.
Lang reveals how he became a maker pro after losing his job and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a DIY community and product line focused on underwater robotics. It all happened once he became an active member of the maker movement. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap.
Take an eye-opening journey from unskilled observer to engaged maker
Learn how to join this community, get access to tools and experts, and pick up new skills
Use a template for building a maker-based entrepreneurial lifestyle and prepare yourself for the careers of the future
This book is for everyone who dreams of becoming a successful maker-entrepreneur. It not only satisfies the aspirational aspect but shows newcomers to the maker movement exactly how to join in.
First published in 2013, this new edition features full-color photos and shares David’s latest insights and experiences as he continues to grow as a maker entrepreneur and citizen scientist.