Rubber Band Engineer

Rubber Band Engineer

Build Slingshot-powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets From Household Hardware

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"Whoa, that shot a lot farther than I thought it would!"

Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in this book.

Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines. Whether you build one or all 19 of these designs, you'll feel like an ingenious engineer when you're through.

Best of all, you don't need to be an experienced tinkerer to make any of the projects within. All you need are household tools and materials, such as paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers, and ice pop sticks.

Oh, and rubber bands. Lots of rubber bands.

So grab your glue gun, pull out your pliers, track down your tape, and get started on the challenging, fun, and rewarding journey toward becoming a rubber band engineer.

Publisher: Beverly Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, c2016
ISBN: 9781631591044
1631591045
Branch Call Number: 745.5 Akiy
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

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LPL_DanC Aug 19, 2016

Oh how I would have loved this book when I was 10 years old, when a home-made rubber band gun fashioned from a piece of scrap wood and a clothespin completely transformed a very dull several weeks of my summer (until it was confiscated by my mom at the behest of my terrorized older sister). For more responsible youths than I was, and those fresh out of the ConfabuLarryum ready to do some practical physics, this book is a must. Rubber band helicopters, hydraulic fighting robots, slingshot rockets . . . need I say more?

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