Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 1470


A volume of fantastical illustrations by a late English cartoonist features his trademark "Heath Robinson contraption" depictions of absurd mechanical objects that are comprised of ancient cogs, intricate pulleys, and other bizarre components, in a collection that spans his work as created between and during the first and second World Wars. 10,000 first printing.

Kinetic Contraptions

Author: Curt Gabrielson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 161374224X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 5125


The two dozen contraptions found in this handy resource can move across the land, over the sea, and through the air and can be assembled primarily from low-cost or free recycled materials, batteries, and a single motor. Some of the projects include constructing a hovercraft out of a Styrofoam plate, two corks, and binder clips; building a double-paddlewheeler out of paint stirrers, plastic bottles, and a pair of disposable knives; and turning bamboo skewers, checkers, and a drinking straw into a three-wheeled motorcycle. Each project is clearly explained through materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, and scientific background on the concepts being explored. Budding engineers will get experience working with tools, testing simple circuits, modifying and improving their designs, and building unique contraptions of their own.

This Book Is a Planetarium

And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions

Author: Kelli Anderson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452136219

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 5

View: 750


Never has humble paper had such radical ambitions. Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, an infinite calendar, a message decoder, and even a speaker that amplifies sound. Artist Kelli Anderson contributes enlightening text alongside each pop-up, explaining the scientific principles at play in her constructions and creating an interactive experience that's as educational as it is extraordinary. Inspiring awe that lasts long after the initial pop, This Book Is a Planetarium leaves readers of all ages with a renewed appreciation for the way things work—and for the enduring magic of books.

Jackson's Contraptions

Author: Cass Hollander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590030892

Category: Readers (Primary)

Page: 30

View: 6107


"Jackson is always making new contraptions, but his contraptions don't always work. Do you think Jackson's contraptions will work this time?"--Cover p. [4].

Build It

Invent New Structures and Contraptions

Author: Tammy Enz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429676353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6422


"Explains the principles of inventing and provides photo-illustrated instructions for making a variety of structures and contraptions"--Provided by publisher.

Kid Concoctions, Creations & Contraptions (ENHANCED eBook)

Author: Robynne Eagan

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429112905

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 5079


A little science, a little arts and crafts, a little math, a lot creative and a whole lot of fun! Full of activities and ideas that give free reign to students' curiosity and stretch their creativity. Opportunities to investigate, create and discover in all areas of the curriculum. Clear step-by-step instructions make the activities easy and fun for students, while the aims and objectives, extension activities and assessment tools make it a helpful resource for teachers.

LEGO Crazi Action Contraptions

A LEGO Inventions Book

Author: Dan Rathjen,Don Rathjen,Klutz Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570541575

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 6083


This book comes with 60 LEGO pieces. Follow the step-by-step instructions to make ten amazing contraptions: gizmos that clink, clunk, roll, spin, fl op over or launch things — nothing that just sits there.

Kid Concoctions and Contraptions

Author: John E. Thomas,Danita Thomas

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805444469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 503


Includes instructions for creating such objects as phony spills, movie glass candy, pocket rockets, and rain paint, using items found around the home like corn syrup, cornstarch, food coloring, and gelatin.

Crazy Contraptions

Author: Susan Martineau,Martin Ursell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1615333673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8651


Presents ten experiments demonstrating basic principles of science, including light reflection, air pressure, optics, and electical circuitry.

Antique Phonograph Accessories and Contraptions

Author: Timothy C. Fabrizio,George F. Paul

Publisher: Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Pub.

ISBN: 9780764317637

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 223

View: 1544


The antique phonograph is the center of a beautiful, brilliant, and sometimes bizarre universe of accessories. The commercial development of the phonograph, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, inspired a host of adjunct technology, from fancifully-painted flower horns to record storage disguised as furniture. Here are gadgets any snake oil salesman would be proud of - objects that claimed to make the phonograph louder, softer, improve the "tone," or remove the scratching of the needle. There are dazzling horns that call attention to the phonograph, or imposing cabinets that hide it completely. Each element of the talking machine, from its whirring spring motor to its polished woodwork, inspired bursts of inventive genius as brilliant and colorful as the nighttime sky on the Fourth of July. To aid the collector there is a guide to current values. Award winning authors Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul, in their sixth Schiffer book, take the reader on a lively tour of these utterly entertaining objects. The 555 color illustrations and engrossing captions introduce a multitude of artifacts not documented in the authors' previous works.

Communication Contraptions

Kid Contraptions

Author: Robynne Eagan

Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company

ISBN: 0787745472

Category: Education

Page: 14

View: 3725


A little science, a little arts and crafts, a little math, a lot creative and a whole lot of fun! This packet is full of activities and ideas that give free reign to students' curiosity and stretch their creativity. There are opportunities to investigate, create and discover in all areas of the curriculum. Clear step-by-step instructions make the activities easy and fun for students, while the aims and objectives, extension activities and assessment tools make it a helpful resource for teachers.

The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Volume 2

Cars and Contraptions

Author: Yoshihito Isogawa

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277121

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 7546


This second volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Cars and Contraptions, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You’ll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle. You’ll learn to build four-wheel drive cars, adorable walking ‘bots, steerable tanks, robotic inchworms, and cars that can follow the edge of a table! Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, you’ll explore the principles of gear systems, power translation, differentials, suspensions, and more.

Make 50 Wild and Wacky (but Useful!) Contraptions

Author: Robert Brandt,Eric Chaline

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006143776X

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 2799


Making crazy devices that perform simple but useful tasks has never been more fun! Make 50 Wild and Wacky (but Useful!) Contraptions shows you how to create the most mazelike contraptions imaginable. Inside you'll discover: The key players in the world of contraptions: Rube Goldberg, Heath Robinson, and Robert Storm Petersen The different components that go into making a contraption, and how to build them The scientific, mechanical, and engineering secrets behind each of the components How to build working models that demonstrate all of the techniques Finally, and most importantly, Make 50 Wild and Wacky (but Useful!) Contraptions contains 50 easy-to-follow projects that show you how to make your own fiendishly complicated machines.

LEGO Technic Idea Book: Fantastic Contraptions

Author: Yoshihito Isogawa

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272790

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 2694


"The book is color throughout, with little to no text accompanying its diagrams ... The LEGO technic idea books are for anyone who wants to create a moving masterpiece, as well as those who want to make original robots with MINDSTORMS. It can also be used to demonstrate how machines work and to experience the fun of mechanics."--Publisher description.

Lego Crazy Action Contraptions

Author: Doug Stillinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591747697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 9294


Sixteen brand-new high performance Lego contraptions to make which spin, stretch and speed into action. Includes over 100 Lego pieces in one handy storage box.

The Grand Contraption

The World as Myth, Number, and Chance

Author: David Allen Park

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691121338

Category: Science

Page: 331

View: 938


Park takes readers on an incredible journey that illuminates the multitude of elaborate "contraptions" by which humans in the Western world have imagined the earth they inhabit--and what lies beyond.