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The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies

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ISBN13: 9780061238680
ISBN10: 0061238686
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Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate

The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at a memorable 2005 Bay Area dinner party and resulted in the formation of the Hungry Scientist Society—a loose confederation of creative minds dedicated to the pursuit of projects possessing varying degrees of whimsy and utility.

Featuring twenty projects ranging from edible origami to glowing lollipops, cryogenic martinis to Tupperware boom boxes, the book draws from the expertise of programmers, professors, and garden-variety geeks and offers something to delight DIYers of all skill levels.

Synopsis:

In tune with the hot trend of DIY technology, this book of surprisingly useful, utterly odd, and periodically edible gadgets is guaranteed to fascinate. B&w photos throughout.

About the Author

Patrick Buckley, a graduate of MIT, has worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories as a mechanical engineer. When not tinkering or inventing, he can be found kiteboarding, paragliding, or training for Ironman triathlons. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lily Binns is a writer and a producer for the dance company Pilobolus. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, March 24, 2009 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
The “electric birthday cakes” bit caught my attention, so I got a copy thinking this would be fun for future birthday parties and science fairs. However, the book is definitely aimed for an older audience—the first project—complete with easy-to-follow instructions and pictures, is for edible underwear. Um, not quite what I had in mind for my 6-year old son! That said, while the book isn’t my personal cup of tea, I could certainly see this appealing to an adult, perhaps somewhat “geeky” audience. In addition to the, ahem, edible undies, projects include “super-chilled martinis,” beer brewing and pomegranate wine from scratch, a pumpkin pin-hole camera, a portable beer can stove, etc… So if you are of a scientific bent and have a steady hand (soldering irons or blowtorches are used in some of the projects), this just might be the book for you!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061238680
Subtitle:
Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies
Author:
Buckley, Patrick
Author:
Binns, Lily
Author:
by Patrick Buckley and Lily Binns
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Kitchens
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Science -- Experiments.
Subject:
Technology -- Experiments.
Subject:
Science Reference-Experiments
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080923
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.10x7.28x.60 in. .84 lbs.

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