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In The Book of Hacks, readers will find a compendium of the most rad tech projects around. And with its clever tone, step-by-step instructions, and useful diagrams, it’s bound to excite the college students or young tech types—especially any who love using a soldering iron!

There’s a new movement afoot—a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. In The Book of Hacks, you get a collection of these amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine—from a theremin you can make for under $15 to a motorized skateboard, from an epic potato gun to a Roomba that waters your plants. It’s never been a better time to be a geek. Four comprehensive chapters help readers create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all; trick out their home with improvised gadgets; upgrade basic electronics and tools like a pro; and build wild and zany vehicles.

Contents:

Geek Toys

Build a Pocket Theremin - Tear Up the Dance Floor in an LED Suit - Disguise Your Beer Can - Shoot Fireballs with a Rocket-Shaped Launcher - Program a Drink-Slinging Droid-Start Up a Lego™ Pinball Machine - Make a Mini Toothbrush Robot

Home Improvements

Turn Your Roomba into a Robot - Make a Customizable Doormat - Put Together a Low-Budget Luxury Shower - Set Up a DIY Smoker - Organize Loose Cables Foil Wi-Fi Thieves - Make the Lazy Man’s Lawn Mower

Tech Upgrades

Rig a Smartphone Projector - Retrofit a Vintage Radio - Assemble an eBook Reader Case - Repurpose an Old Computer for Any Room in the House Hack Your Cable Box - RFID-Proof Your Wallet

Things That Go

Trick Out a Motorized Skateboard - Run Your Car on Trash - Soar in a Personal Blimp - Convert an Old Bike into an All-Star Cruiser - Supercharge a Paper Plane - Speed Off on a Jet Kayak

Synopsis:

Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine.

Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all:

GEEK TOYS Be the life of any party with rad gaming hacks, amazing pyrotechnics, quirky DIY robots, "wow"-inducing projectiles, and lots of ways to make beer even better.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Pimp out your pad with a laser-security system, an improvised sous-vide cooker, and a life-size cardboard display of anyone you want.

GADGET UPGRADES Want to stash a flash drive in an old cassette? Use a DIY stylus on a touchscreen? Improvise a fisheye lens for your camera? With this book, you can.

THINGS THAT GO Give your motorbike a Tron vibe, deck out your car with an action-figure hood ornament, and keep gadgets charged on the go with a solar-powered backpack.

Synopsis:

In The Book of Hacks, readers will find a compendium of the most rad tech projects around. And with its clever tone, step-by-step instructions, and useful diagrams, it’s bound to excite the college students or young tech types—especially any who love using a soldering iron!

There’s a new movement afoot—a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. In The Book of Hacks, you get a collection of these amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine—from a theremin you can make for under $15 to a motorized skateboard, from an epic potato gun to a Roomba that waters your plants. It’s never been a better time to be a geek. Four comprehensive chapters help readers create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all; trick out their home with improvised gadgets; upgrade basic electronics and tools like a pro; and build wild and zany vehicles.

Contents:

Geek Toys

Build a Pocket Theremin - Tear Up the Dance Floor in an LED Suit - Disguise Your Beer Can - Shoot Fireballs with a Rocket-Shaped Launcher - Program a Drink-Slinging Droid-Start Up a Lego™ Pinball Machine - Make a Mini Toothbrush Robot

Home Improvements

Turn Your Roomba into a Robot - Make a Customizable Doormat - Put Together a Low-Budget Luxury Shower - Set Up a DIY Smoker - Organize Loose Cables Foil Wi-Fi Thieves - Make the Lazy Man’s Lawn Mower

Tech Upgrades

Rig a Smartphone Projector - Retrofit a Vintage Radio - Assemble an eBook Reader Case - Repurpose an Old Computer for Any Room in the House Hack Your Cable Box - RFID-Proof Your Wallet

Things That Go

Trick Out a Motorized Skateboard - Run Your Car on Trash - Soar in a Personal Blimp - Convert an Old Bike into an All-Star Cruiser - Supercharge a Paper Plane - Speed Off on a Jet Kayak

About the Author

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine, with 6.7 million readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, delivering a new look at the future now. It’s the ultimate guide to what’s new and what’s next. Popular Science is one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the United States, and is published in five languages and nine countries. Its web site, popsci.com, has been readers’ first stop for up-to-the-minute science news since the site first went live in 1999.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616283995
Author:
Cantor, Doug
Publisher:
Weldon Owen
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine.

Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all:

GEEK TOYS Be the life of any party with rad gaming hacks, amazing pyrotechnics, quirky DIY robots, "wow"-inducing projectiles, and lots of ways to make beer even better.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Pimp out your pad with a laser-security system, an improvised sous-vide cooker, and a life-size cardboard display of anyone you want.

GADGET UPGRADES Want to stash a flash drive in an old cassette? Use a DIY stylus on a touchscreen? Improvise a fisheye lens for your camera? With this book, you can.

THINGS THAT GO Give your motorbike a Tron vibe, deck out your car with an action-figure hood ornament, and keep gadgets charged on the go with a solar-powered backpack.

"Synopsis" by , In The Book of Hacks, readers will find a compendium of the most rad tech projects around. And with its clever tone, step-by-step instructions, and useful diagrams, it’s bound to excite the college students or young tech types—especially any who love using a soldering iron!

There’s a new movement afoot—a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. In The Book of Hacks, you get a collection of these amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine—from a theremin you can make for under $15 to a motorized skateboard, from an epic potato gun to a Roomba that waters your plants. It’s never been a better time to be a geek. Four comprehensive chapters help readers create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all; trick out their home with improvised gadgets; upgrade basic electronics and tools like a pro; and build wild and zany vehicles.

Contents:

Geek Toys

Build a Pocket Theremin - Tear Up the Dance Floor in an LED Suit - Disguise Your Beer Can - Shoot Fireballs with a Rocket-Shaped Launcher - Program a Drink-Slinging Droid-Start Up a Lego™ Pinball Machine - Make a Mini Toothbrush Robot

Home Improvements

Turn Your Roomba into a Robot - Make a Customizable Doormat - Put Together a Low-Budget Luxury Shower - Set Up a DIY Smoker - Organize Loose Cables Foil Wi-Fi Thieves - Make the Lazy Man’s Lawn Mower

Tech Upgrades

Rig a Smartphone Projector - Retrofit a Vintage Radio - Assemble an eBook Reader Case - Repurpose an Old Computer for Any Room in the House Hack Your Cable Box - RFID-Proof Your Wallet

Things That Go

Trick Out a Motorized Skateboard - Run Your Car on Trash - Soar in a Personal Blimp - Convert an Old Bike into an All-Star Cruiser - Supercharge a Paper Plane - Speed Off on a Jet Kayak

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