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Making Things Move

DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists
Roberts, Dustyn (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Roberts, Dustyn
Title: Making things move
DIY mechanisms for inventors, hobbyists, and artists
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2011
Characteristics: xviii, 350 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Dustyn Roberts
Contents: Introduction to mechanisms and machines
Materials : how to choose and where to find them
Screw it or glue it : fastening and joining parts
Forces, friction, and torque (oh my!)
Mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy
Eeny, meeny, miny, motor : options for creating and controlling motion
The guts : bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs
Combining simple machines for fun and work
Making things and getting things made
Projects
Appendix. BreadBoard power and Arduino primer
Summary: "In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780071741675
0071741674
Branch Call Number: 621.8 R6438m 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Machine design Popular works Robotics Popular works
Topical Term: Machine design
Robotics
LCCN: 2010043141
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Let your imagination run wild with this book on building moving mechanisms from art installations to toys to handy devices. Includes non-technical explanations to describe do-it-yourself mechanical projects small and large.

Combine simple machines to build fun stuff.

"Learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices."

"presents how-to instructions for a variety of types of movement mechanisms for do-it-yourself projects."


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