Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things: How to Make a Boomerang with a Business Card, Convert a Pencil into a Microph... (Paperback)

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    Cy Tymony has been creating homemade inventions since childhood. He has appeared onCNN Headline News, ABC's Chicago Morning Show, and NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow, and he has been featured in theChicago Tribune and Future Life magazine. Cy is a technical writer and computer specialist in Los Angeles, California.

    For folks who wonder why they keep tossing odds and ends in that junk drawer in the kitchen,Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things offers evidence that technology doesn't always have to come from Best Buy,, or Microsoft." --U.S. News and World Report

    * Putterers, would-be inventers, and science-fair parents rejoice as Cy Tymony offers fifty new projects to bring out your inner MacGyver.

    In the third book in Cy Tymony's Sneaky Uses series you will learn how to turn a piece of paper into a Frisbee, a business card into a boomerang, a TV tray into a robot, and more.

    * Beginning with a complete list of materials and continuing through easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions paired with helpful illustrations, most projects will be completed in just minutes using common items found around the house.

    * Teachers, parents, scout leaders, and enterprising youngsters will use their ingenuity to turn ordinary, everyday objects into something extraordinary, like a pencil into a microphone, Walkman ear buds into an intercom, or a telephone cord into a motor. The book also includes bonus alternative-energy projects and a foreword by NPR's Science Friday host Ira Flatow.


    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780740768743
    Genre SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
    Format Paperback
    Pages 170
    Publisher Date 2007-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Andrews McMeel Pub
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How to Make a Boomerang with a Business Card, Convert a Pencil into a Microphone, Make Animated Origami, Turn a TV Tray into a Giant Robot, and Create Alternative Energy Science Projects
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Tymony, Cy

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    • OK, but I was somewhat disappointed

      I got this as a gift for someone who is very clever this way. From the online description, I thought there would be many examples. I believe there are only 30 or 40 in the book, and more complicated than I expected. Still, an interesting book.

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    • Great book

      I bought it for my son and he loved it

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    • Great Gift Idea

      This is a unique book gift idea.... I got it to try to get my boys off of their iPads and actually reading a book... the results are yet to be seen...

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    • Excellent book

      Book is very entertaining and very useful. Rather enjoyable for anyone in your family.

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    • great!

      perfect for my 10 year-old boy! Already looks worn from use.

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      • STEM minded student who enjoys inventing stuff

      • My boyfriend is supercreative with problem-solving. He will love this.

      • sounded interesting and I thought it might make some good children's sermons in church

      • My daughter is the most clever person I know. She screws screws with a dime. Opens doors with bobby pins. I think she will have fun with this book.

      • A family member is into the unusual and fun. Thought it would be a great gift for him for christmas.

      • cool

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