Backyard Rockets

Learn to Make and Launch Rockets, Missiles, Cannons, and Other Projectiles

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 163220245X

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Backyard Rockets is made up of projects from a medley of authors who have collected and shared a treasure trove of rocket-launching plans and the knowledge to make their projects soar! Backyard Rockets gives step-by-step instructions, with pictures to guide the way, on how to launch your very own project into the sky. All of these authors have labored over their endeavors to pass their knowledge on and make it easier for others to attempt. Discover how to create the following projects: Teeny, Tiny Rocket Engine Ultimate Straw Rocket Rocket Eggstronaut Pocket Rocket Launcher Iron Man Model Rocket Model Rocket with Camera Rocket-Powered Matchbox Cars – Extreme And much more! The Instructables community has provided a compendium of rocket savvy from innovators who have paved the way for other curious minds. In addition to rockets, fireworks, and launchers in Backyard Rockets, you will discover the sense of accomplishment after watching your rocket soar into the sky!

Backyard Ballistics

Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

Author: William Gurstelle

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743548

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple—a match-powered rocket—to the more complex—a scale-model, table-top catapult—to the offbeat—a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

Amazing Cakes

Recipes for the World's Most Unusual, Creative, and Customizable Cakes

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510720065

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Rubik’s cubes, fire-breathing dragons, and jack-o-lanterns. Pirate ships, pianos, and Star Wars figurines. With Instructables.com’s Amazing Cakes, you’ll be able to make cakes shaped like animals, mythical creatures, and vehicles. They may light up, breathe fire, or blow bubbles or smoke. They may be 3D or they may be animated, seeming to move of their own free will. Whether they’re cute and cuddly (like a penguin) or sticky and gross (like a human brain!), these cakes have two things in common: They’re (mostly) edible and they’re amazing! Instructables.com authors walk you through each step of the process as you cut plywood for cake bases, hardwire figurines for automation, and mix nontoxic chemicals for explosions and eruptions. The photos accompanying the step-by-step directions provide additional information about the processes and enable you to compare your final products with the originals created by the expert cake artists of Instructables.com. In addition to the cakes mentioned above, you’ll also learn how to make cakes shaped like: • Yoda • Helicopters • 3D dinosaurs • Moving tanks • Pi signs (p) • Bass fish • Zombie heads • Swimming pools • Ladybugs • Evil clowns • And more!

Souped Up

Do-It-Yourself Projects to Make Anything Better

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628735422

Category: House & Home

Page: 480

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Ever look around your house and get bored with the things you have? Too ordinary? Used it a million times? With Instructables.com’s latest compilation, Souped Up, you can turn your ordinary into the extraordinary. Learn how to: • Brew a cup of coffee with Twitter • Make ice cubes crystal clear • Build a tape dispenser out of Legos • Light up your bicycle with LEDs • Turn your shower into a spa • Make your Nerf gun even cooler Compiled from the best that the web has to offer, Souped Up is the latest book from Instructables.com and Skyhorse Publishing. Over a thousand full-color images and easy-to-understand how-to instructions make this collection the perfect gift for anyone never satisfied with the status quo. Ever thought “I could improve that”? These authors did too, and we’ve put together their best ideas for upgrades, hacks, and everything you need to get the most out of everything.

Office Weapons

Catapults, Darts, Shooters, Tripwires, and Other Do-It-Yourself Projects to Fortify Your Cubicle

Author: Instructables.com Instructables.com

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626368600

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Bored in your office? Did your coworker just prank you and you’re wondering how to get him back? Is your boss constantly stealing your paperclips and you don’t know how to keep his mitts away from your desk? Office Weapons gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for thirty different daring office pranks. Check out these simple but effective weapons fashioned from office materials and be prepared next time someone borrows your special stapler or leaves the copy machine jammed. Just a few of the projects you’ll find inside: Office Booby Trap Simple Paper Clip Gun Office Sling Shot Arrows for Paper Clip Bow How to Make Cool Nun Chucks with Office Supplies Office Stationery Darts Binder Clip Catapult Office Supplies Grappling Gun These projects are made by the best in the business; the office workers who actually need them! They say necessity is the mother of invention; leave it to the Instructables community to put that theory to the test!

Apollo

The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972

Author: David West Reynolds,Wally Schirra,Gene Cernan

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN: 0760344523

Category: History

Page: 272

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Provides historical context to the beginning of the United States space program and how it ultimately achieved its goal of landing a man on the moon.

Rocket Boys - Roman einer Jugend

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5034

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Für die einen ist Sputnik nur ein heller Fleck am Himmel. Doch Sonny bedeutet er die Welt. In der tristen Bergarbeiterstadt Coalwood gibt es für ihn nur zwei Möglichkeiten: Entweder er erhält ein Football-Stipendium am College oder er fristet sein Dasein in der Kohlemine seines Vaters. Doch Sonny hat eine Mission: Er will eine Rakete bauen. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden wagt er es, seine Zukunft in neue Bahnen zu lenken. Gegen die Angst. Gegen den Willen seines unnahbaren Vaters. Und für die Hoffnungen einer ganzen Stadt. "Wundervoll" The Times "Durch und durch charmant" New York Times "Der Text ist voller Witz, voller Selbstironie, immer erfüllt von Lebensfreude und liebendem Ernst." Die Welt "Homer Hickam erzählt in diesem fantasievollen Roman seine eigene Entwicklung vom Buben zum Nasa-Ingenieur. Es ist der klassische US-Traum - allerdings amüsant, originell und anschaulich aufgeschrieben." Münchner Merkur

Another Science Fiction

Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962

Author: Megan Shaw Prelinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 920

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Satellites in the sky -- The human body in space -- Spacecraft: form and function -- The landscape of space -- Mid-century modern space.

Lemons and Lavender

The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping

Author: Billee Sharp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740117

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 9846

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Author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom in this step-by-step handbook for revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life. Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Practical and profound, this handy how-to covers every area of life and offers easy-to-do tips, recipes, and advice for saving money and the planet. Learn how to ditch your lawn and raise organic vegetables, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs, and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender. With this guide, families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2002

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

Publisher: ROC Trade

ISBN: 9780451458780

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 1965

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Gathers winning science fiction and fantasy works by authors such as Paul Anderson and Jane Nolan, and highlights essays discussing science fiction's place in literature.

Space

The Next Business Frontier

Author: Lou Dobbs,Harvey P. Newquist

Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 1200

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A leader in broadcast financial journalism explores the future of business and technology in the wake of the collapse of the dot-com stocks, arguing that space exploration and technology will be the next frontier of financial opportunity and growth.

Timmy's Rocketship

Author: Farrah Alldread

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477131116

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Timmy’s rocket ship is about two little boys named Jimmy and Timmy. Timmy want to build a rocket that would fly him and his friend Jimmy to the moon but Timmy’s friend Jimmy does not think Timmy can. So Timmy tries three different ways to build this rocket ship but it does not work. Timmy gets upset and his mom sees that and tells Timmy that all he has to do is to believe in his self and use some imagination and he can do anything he puts his mind to .

Quantico

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497607329

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

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The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem has been blown to bits by extremists, and, in retaliation, thousands have died in another major attack on the United States. Now the FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace. A plague targeted to ethnic groups--Jews or Muslims or both--has the potential to wipe out entire populations. But the FBI itself is under political assault. There's a good chance agents William Griffin, Fouad Al-Husam, and Jane Rowland will be part of the last class at Quantico. As the young agents hunt a brilliant homegrown terrorist, they join forces with veteran bio-terror expert Rebecca Rose. But the plot they uncover--and the man they chase--prove to be far more complex than anyone expects.