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Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred

This book is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you'll find illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings. As you build, you'll learn useful sewing and carpentry skills, and the appendix offers a primer on electronics and soldering.

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Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you'll find illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings.

  • Part I: Kid Stuff contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee;
  • Part II: The Electro-Skiffle Band is devoted to homemade musical instruments;
  • Part III: The Locomotivated showcases moving toys, like a muzzleloader that shoots marshmallows and a steam-powered milk-carton boat.

Each project costs just $10 or less to make and is suitable for anyone, regardless of experience level. As you build, you'll learn useful sewing and carpentry skills, and the appendix offers a primer on electronics and soldering.

You (and your kids) will have hours of fun making projects like:

  • A simple electric guitar
  • An oversized joy buzzer that (safely) administers a 100-volt jolt
  • Cool, mess-free, screen printed t-shirts
  • Kites made from FedEx envelopes
  • Booming Thunderdrums made from salvaged x-ray film
  • Old school board games like Go, Tafl, and Shut-the-Box

Whether you're a mom or dad in search of a rainy day activity, a Scout leader looking to educate and entertain your troop, or just a DIY weekend warrior, the projects in Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred will inspire and amuse you. Now, roll up your sleeves and make!

About the author:

David Erik Nelson is a freelance writer and former high school teacher. He developed the projects in this book at an alternative school, with plenty of feedback from his students. His fiction has been nominated for a Nebula award, and has appeared in Asimov'sThe Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and the forthcoming Steampunk Reloadedanthology. Nelson is a co-creator and frequent contributor to Poor Mojo's Giant Squid (www.squid.poormojo.org), now in its 10th year of weekly publication.

SKU 17289
Language English
Manufacturer No Starch Press
ISBN 9781593272593
Pages 360
Author(s) David Erik Nelson

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