The Big Book of Maker Skills

Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects

Written By: Chris Hackett
$16.99
Packed with demystifying explanations and helpful tips, The Big Book of Maker Skills covers:

HAND TOOLS

A classic is a classic for a reason. Learn to build your own metal forge, screen-print whatever you want, swing a hammer better than your ancestors, and repurpose what Hackett calls “obtanium”—but what others might call trash—into your own mad-scientist creations.

POWER TOOLS

Discover the supreme joy that is angle-grinding, rig your own welding machine out of a junked car battery or three, and meet and master a whole host of electronic gadgets—LEDs, piezo buzzers, solar panels, and more.

ROBOTS & BEYOND

When it comes to making, there’s a whole new skillset in town. Get started with CNC milling, laser-cutting, programming microcontrollers, and 3D printing in a chapter that’s all about building what’s next.

MUCH MORE

Setting up a hackerspace, drones and space exploration tools, circuitry basics, sourcing and crowdsourcing and biotechnology-just to name a few more. You name it; it’s probably in this book.
Format: Softbound
Published on: 9/18/2018
ISBN: 9781681884325
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 6.73 x 8.5 x .6

  • About the Author 
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Chris Hackett, Author: Chris Hackett is an artist; the founder and director of Brooklyn’s maker combine, the Madagascar Institute; occasional television presenter; adjunct professor at New York University; and contributing editor to Popular Science. Hackett likes his coffee strong and his physics Newtonian, and he is a firm believer in “build it, then Measure it.

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