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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.


    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
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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      This is the coolest book. Who knew everyday things could be used for things completely different that what they were made to do.

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      I expected this book to have ideas that could be useful, it isn't.

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      great gift for that DIY or tinker person

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      I learned so much from reading this book.

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        my son loves to make something out of nothing so this book is perfect!!!!

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