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Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake, or how to generate battery power with simple household items, or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. And now you can learn how to create these things and more than 40 other handy gadgets and gizmos, in Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things.

More than a simple do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation. Included are survival, security, self-defense, and silly applications that are just plain fun. You'll be seen as a superhero as you amaze your friends by:

  • Transforming a simple FM radio into a device that enables you to eavesdrop on tower-to-air conversations
  • Creating your own personalized electronic greeting cards.
  • Making a compact fire extinguisher from items typically found in a kitchen pantry.
  • Thwarting intruders with a single rubber band.
By using run-of-the-mill household items and the easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams within, you'll be able to complete most projects in just a few minutes. Whether you use Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things as a practical tool to build useful devices, a fun little fantasy escape, or as a trivia guide to impress friends and family, this book is sure to be a reference favorite for years to come.

Review:

"Offering readers a chance to become real-life MacGyvers, Tymony...shares a mixed bag of useful and useless tricks." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Black-and-white line drawings illustrate the materials needed and the steps involved. Most projects are quick and easy and require, as the title indicates, only everyday household materials." KLIATT

Synopsis:

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation.

Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or how to generate battery power with simple household items? Or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. And now you can learn how to create these things and more than 40 other handy gadgets and gizmos in Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things. More than a simple do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation. Included are survival, security, self-defense, and silly applications that are just plain fun. You'll be seen as a superhero as you amaze your friends by:

* Transforming a simple FM radio into a device that enables you to eavesdrop on tower-to-air conversations.

* Creating your own personalized electronic greeting cards.

* Making a compact fire extinguisher from items typically found in a kitchen pantry.

* Thwarting intruders with a single rubber band.

By using run-of-the-mill household items and the easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams within, you'll be able to complete most projects in just a few minutes. Whether you use Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things as a practical tool to build useful devices, a fun little fantasy escape, or as a trivia guide to impress friends and family, this book is sure to be a reference favorite for years to come.

Synopsis:

More than a do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection of over 80 solutions and bonus applications is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects such as paper clips and tape into the extraordinary. Whether you use this book as a practical tool to build useful devices or as a trivia guide to impress friends and family, it is sure to be a reference favorite for years to come.

About the Author

Cy Tymony has been creatinguseful high- and low-tech inventions all his life. By reading comic books as a kid and studying scientific techniques, he bridged science and fiction to amaze his friends. He¿s authored three books and more than a dozen articles on science and computer science. His technical wizardry has landed him on ABC-TV¿s AM Chicago and in features in the Chicago Tribune and Future Life magazine. He lives in Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN:
9780740738593
Author:
Tymony, Cy
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Location:
Kansas City, Mo.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Household appliances
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Science projects
Subject:
Household electronics
Subject:
Science Reference-Experiments
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
no. 27, 2003
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 7.35 oz

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Product details 176 pages Andrews McMeel Publishing - English 9780740738593 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Offering readers a chance to become real-life MacGyvers, Tymony...shares a mixed bag of useful and useless tricks." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Black-and-white line drawings illustrate the materials needed and the steps involved. Most projects are quick and easy and require, as the title indicates, only everyday household materials."
"Synopsis" by , Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation.

Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or how to generate battery power with simple household items? Or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. And now you can learn how to create these things and more than 40 other handy gadgets and gizmos in Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things. More than a simple do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation. Included are survival, security, self-defense, and silly applications that are just plain fun. You'll be seen as a superhero as you amaze your friends by:

* Transforming a simple FM radio into a device that enables you to eavesdrop on tower-to-air conversations.

* Creating your own personalized electronic greeting cards.

* Making a compact fire extinguisher from items typically found in a kitchen pantry.

* Thwarting intruders with a single rubber band.

By using run-of-the-mill household items and the easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams within, you'll be able to complete most projects in just a few minutes. Whether you use Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things as a practical tool to build useful devices, a fun little fantasy escape, or as a trivia guide to impress friends and family, this book is sure to be a reference favorite for years to come.

"Synopsis" by , More than a do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection of over 80 solutions and bonus applications is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects such as paper clips and tape into the extraordinary. Whether you use this book as a practical tool to build useful devices or as a trivia guide to impress friends and family, it is sure to be a reference favorite for years to come.
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