The Big Book of Maker Skills (Popular Science)

Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects

Written By: Chris Hackett
$29.00
Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel's Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the toolbox of yore—and a foray into the technologies of the future.

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 “obtainium”—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.

Packaged in a durable, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards, this practical manual withstands heavy-duty use indoors and out.
Format: Softbound
Published on: 11/4/2014
ISBN: 9781616287269
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.5 x .7

  • 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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