Synopses & Reviews
How to Turn a Calculator into a Metal Detector, Carry a Survival Kit in a Shoestring, Make a Gas Mask with a Balloon, Turn Dishwashng Liquid into a Copy Machine, Convert a Styrofoam Cup into a Speaker, and Make a James Bond Spy Jacket with Everyday Things
Did you know that your standard issue of Sports Illustrated magazine can be turned into over 20 useful gadgets? In author Cy Tymony's Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things, you'll learn how an average magazine can become many extraordinary gadgets such as a compass, hearing aid, magnifier, peashooter, and bottle opener.
Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things covers 40 new educational and unique projects that anybody can successfully complete with simple household items. The book includes a list of necessary materials, detailed sketches, and step-by-step instructions for each gadget and gizmo. Among the sneaky schemes are:
- Creating an electroscope out of a glass jar
- Turning a drinking cup into a speaker
- Using an AM radio as a metal detector
- Making a spy gadget jacket with over 20 individual sneaky uses ranging from a siren and whistle to a walkie-talkie and voice recorder
These days, be prepared applies to more than just the Boy Scouts. Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things
provides loads of practical ideas, science projects, and captivating solutions for dealing with life's unexpected challenges. Great fun for the curious, inventive, and creative of all ages.
Science-savvy author Tymony shows readers how to transform ordinary objects into the extraordinary, and how to create more than 40 handy gadgets and gizmos for almost any situation, including survival, security, self-defense, and silly applications that are just plain fun.
About the Author
Cy Tymony has been creating homemade inventions since childhood. He has appeared on CNN Headline News
, ABC's Chicago Morning Show
, and NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow
, and he has been featured in the Chicago Tribune
and Future Life
magazine. Cy is a technical writer and computer specialist in Los Angeles, California.