Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 576


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.


Author: Harriet W. Hodgson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780912107592

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 3569


Kinetic Contraptions

Author: Curt Gabrielson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 161374224X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 4554


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.

Kid Concoctions, Creations & Contraptions

Author: Robynne Eagan

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1573104558

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 3222


A stimulating, do-it-yourself, inventive resource packed with cross-curriculum science and design and technology projects that children can put together themselves and which really work. Uses child's natural curiosity to develop creative problem-solving skills.

Kid Concoctions and Contraptions

Author: John E. Thomas,Danita Thomas

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805444469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 1504


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.

Communication Contraptions

Kid Contraptions

Author: Robynne Eagan

Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company

ISBN: 0787745472

Category: Education

Page: 14

View: 8721


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.

Crazy Contraptions

Author: Susan Martineau,Martin Ursell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1615333673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1341


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

Collected Contraptions

Author: Peter McCarey

Publisher: Carcanet

ISBN: 1847778577

Category: Poetry

Page: 184

View: 1426


Peter McCarey's first full collection, comprising work from his five pamphlets, is an exhilarating journey on the U-bahns and runways of language: In a matter of hours / they can take you anywhere'. Collected Contraptions opens with water, rain and shadows; the inscription of the singer's mark' from the lost language of the Indus Valley civilisation shines from a Shakespeare sonnet; we are caught in a sci-fi spaghetti Western; a shady Czech smuggles a golem and a robot into pre-massacre Rwanda. Language shape-shifts, reinvents itself, before going on another road trip where stories are recited backwards and fast forward. Last is Tantris', an epic of intricate narrative whose message couldn't be more simple: Don't go: don't let the morning/ Turn your head with her shivering, thin grace.'

LEGO Technic Idea Book: Fantastic Contraptions

Author: Yoshihito Isogawa

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272790

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 1998


"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.

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: 9373


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.

The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make

Author: Thomas Willeford

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071827854

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5679


Fascinatingly Fun, Family-Friendly Steampunk Projects "Here’s a Steampunk tale with an invitation to build Steampunk props. An interactive notion; an imaginative adventure; and a way to further stimulate your own imagination." -- From the Foreword by David Silverman, director and producer of The Simpsons Movie and codirector of Monsters, Inc. Steampunk stalwart Thomas Willeford cordially invites you on an adventure--one in which you get to build ingenious devices of your own! Lavishly illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Phil Foglio, The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make presents 10 intriguing projects ideal for makers of all ages and skill levels, woven into an epic tale of mystery and pursuit. Follow the exploits of Isaac and Amelia, a brother and sister who must devise a series of beguiling gizmos to rescue their uncle from a skyship that's been commandeered by a nefarious villain and his rogue automatons. Each chapter contains an installment of this captivating story along with the step-by-step instructions and list of tools and materials you'll need to create the featured gadgets. Discover how to forge these imaginative contraptions: Decoder armguard Signaling periscope Goggles Grappling hook launcher Airship harness Glider wings Rivet gun Power armor Magnetic amplification gauntlet Rocket pack

Build It

Invent New Structures and Contraptions

Author: Tammy Enz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429676353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7220


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

Minecrafter Engineer: Awesome Mob Grinders and Farms

Contraptions for Getting the Loot

Author: Megan Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510737707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9192


You have your farms of cactus, wheat, melons, and sugarcane. You have some decent armor and a nice base. Now you need more. More blaze rods, more iron, more wither skeleton skulls, more gunpowder, more enchanted books, more everything! Minecrafter Engineer: Incredible Mob Grinders teaches kids how to build the incredible mob farms the experts use to increase their wealth and loot, from the witch farm to the iron golem trap. The Minecraft Engineer series is designed to encourage creativity and problem-solving skills in kids who love building in Minecraft. Each book helps players work within the physics of the game to build clever contraptions that add to their gaming experience. Guided by hundreds of in-game, step-by-step photos and simple instructions, kids will learn how to engineer one of many incredible mob grinders to yield resources and goodies beyond their wildest dreams. (Hundreds of chests to hold your booty not included.) Perfect for beginner to advanced Minecrafters who want to learn more Includes hundreds of step-by-step, full-color photos to guide readers of all ages Helps encourage creativity and problem-solving skills You’re not an expert gamer until you learn the tricks and tips in this book! Minecrafter Engineer holds the valuable secrets to becoming the Minecrafter engineer you’ve always wanted to be.

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: 428


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.

Jackson's Contraptions

Author: Cass Hollander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590030892

Category: Readers (Primary)

Page: 30

View: 7211


"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].

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: 908


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.