The Big Book of Hacks

Author: Doug Cantor
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781616284503
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There’s a new movement afoot—a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. In The Big Book of Hacks, you get a collection of these amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine—from a theremin you can make for under $15 to a motorized skateboard, from an epic potato gun to a Roomba that waters your plants. It’s never been a better time to be a geek. In The Big Book of Hacks, readers will find a compendium of the most rad tech projects around. And with its clever tone, step-by-step instructions, and useful diagrams, it’s bound to excite the college students or young fathers—especially any who love using a soldering iron! Four comprehensive chapters help readers create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all; trick out their home with improvised gadgets; upgrade basic electronics and tools like a pro; and build wild and zany vehicles. Contents: Geek Toys Build a Pocket Theremin - Tear Up the Dance Floor in an LED Suit - Disguise Your Beer Can - Shoot Fireballs with a Rocket-Shaped Launcher - Program a Drink-Slinging Droid-Start Up a Lego™ Pinball Machine - Make a Mini Toothbrush Robot Home Improvements Turn Your Roomba into a Robot - Make a Customizable Doormat - Put Together a Low-Budget Luxury Shower - Set Up a DIY Smoker - Organize Loose Cables Foil Wi-Fi Thieves - Make the Lazy Man’s Lawn Mower Tech Upgrades Rig a Smartphone Projector - Retrofit a Vintage Radio - Assemble an eBook Reader Case - Repurpose an Old Computer for Any Room in the House Hack Your Cable Box - RFID-Proof Your Wallet Things That Go Trick Out a Motorized Skateboard - Run Your Car on Trash - Soar in a Personal Blimp - Convert an Old Bike into an All-Star Cruiser - Supercharge a Paper Plane - Speed Off on a Jet Kayak

DIY Bedroom Decor

Author: Tana Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440588031
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Turn your dream bedroom into a reality! Written by popular YouTube style expert Tana Smith, DIY Bedroom Decor teaches you how to personalize your space with all your favorite looks. From an Ombre Painted Canvas and Ribbon Chandelier to Chalkboard Frames and Sequin Curtains, this guide shows you how to create the fabulous room decor crafts that you've spotted in magazines and online on your Tumblr dashboard. With just a few simple tools and Smith's guidance, you'll turn your bedroom into a super cool space your friends will envy. Every page also includes step-by-step photographs that guide you through the process, so you'll never have to worry about how your projects will come out. Filled with easy-to-follow instructions for 50 imaginative ideas, DIY Bedroom Decor helps you transform your current space into the bedroom of your dreams!

Karina Garcia s DIY Slime

Author: Karina Garcia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499807155
Format: PDF, Docs
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Create your own slime at home by following these 15 easy, borax-free slime recipes from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia. Get ready to become a slime master with these fifteen DIY recipes from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia! This full color book, with step-by-step instructions, will teach you how to make Liquid Gold Slime, Glow-in-the-Dark Slime, Balloon Slime, and more! Along with four brand-new recipes, this book also includes tips on how to store your slime, all the amazing things you can do with slime, and fun, cool facts about Karina. All recipes are borax free.

Maker Dad

Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054411454X
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the spirit of The Daring Book for Girls, the first DIY project guide for fathers and daughters from the founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief ofMAKE magazine.

52 Prepper Projects

Author: David Nash
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628734221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Are you and your family self-reliant? Will you be able to provide for them and keep them safe? The best way to prepare for the future is not through fancy tools and gadgets—it’s experience and knowledge that will best equip you to handle the unexpected. Everyone begins somewhere, especially with disaster preparedness. In 52 Prepper's Projects, you’ll find a project for every week of the year, designed to start you off with the foundations of disaster preparedness and taking you through a variety of projects that will increase your knowledge in self-reliance and help you acquire the actual know-how to prepare for anything. Self-reliance isn’t about building a bunker and waiting for the end of the world. It’s about understanding the necessities in life and gaining the knowledge and skill sets that will make you better prepared for whatever life throws your way. 52 Prepper's Projects is the ultimate instructional guide to preparedness, and a must-have book for those with their eye on the future.

Young House Love

Author: Sherry Petersik
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656765
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.

DIY Rules for a WTF World

Author: Krista Suh
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538712342
Format: PDF
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From the creator of the Pussyhat Project comes a manifesto for every woman to create her own distinct and original path to joy, success, and impact. On January 21, 2017, millions of protestors took part in the Women's March, and many of them created a "sea of pink" when they wore knitted pink "pussyhats" in record numbers. The pussyhat swiftly found its place on the cover of TIME and the New Yorker, and it ultimately came to symbolize resistance culture. Creator of the Pussyhat Project, Krista Suh, took an idea and built a worldwide movement and symbol in just two months. But like so many women, Krista spent years letting her fears stop her from learning to live by her own rules. Now in DIY RULES FOR A WTF WORLD, Krista Suh shares the tools, tips, experiences, "rules," and knitting patterns she uses to get creative, get bold, and change the world. From learning how to use your own intuition to decide which rules are right for you to finding your inner-courage to speak up fearlessly; from finding what your passions are (this might surprise you!) to dealing with the squelchers out there, DIY RULES FOR THE WTF WORLD not only inspires you to demolish the patriarchy, but also enables you to create your own rules for living, and even a movement of your own, all with gusto, purpose, and joy.

The Big Book of Maker Skills

Author: Chris Hackett
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 1681881616
Format: PDF
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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 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Big Book of Maker Skills: 334 Tools and Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects, readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore—how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw—and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow and easy-on-the-eyes guide to getting your project done. With an emphasis on making DIY projects that can change the world, The Big Book of Maker Skills includes sections and tutorials on: Setting Up a Hackerspace Picking the Right Tools Welding Smarts Circuitry Basics Programming & Arduinos Working with Wood 3-D Printing Laser-cutting CNC Routing Testing & Prototyping Drones and Space Exploration Tools Robotics Biotechnology Sourcing and Crowdsourcing

Essential Oil Make and Takes

Author: Jen O'Sullivan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781545411636
Format: PDF, Docs
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DIY Make & Take projects for both beginner and intermediate classes. The recipes use the most beloved Young Living essential oils, plus options using only oils in the Premium Starter Kit.Hosting a Make & Take Essential Oil party can be exciting and fun, yet completely overwhelming and very hard on your pocketbook. It is easy to go crazy making what we think will "wow" our guests by Martha-ing the party to death! You know the drill-clean the house top to bottom, create the most delicious oil-infused food, goodies, and treats, have Lavender Spa Lemonade.... And forget about dull make and take items-you go all out by coming up with 6 amazing DIY Make & Take stations all throughout your kitchen, dining room, and living room. You even have a great decorating station, complete with the cutest DIY labels, pens, and washi tape. You make plans to have your husband and kids all go to a movie to have the whole house to yourself. The guests arrive to the most fun they have had at an in-home party that they can remember. You socialize and laugh hysterically, make great oily projects, decorate them all to the nines, and everyone leaves with amazing products to try...and NO ONE buys a kit! The sad reality is that this happens more often than not. Make & Takes, while very fun, are not IPAs (Income Producing Activities). There are two types of people who come to a Make & Take: current customers and potential customers. Strategically invite so you know which type of Make & Take party to throw. For ease of describing the parties, the Make & Take parties for newbies who are not yet customers will be referred to as "Make & Take 101." For current customers, these parties will be referred to as "Make & Take 102." The concept is to create a fun class for new people as an Oil 101 combined with an easy introduction Make & Take that only uses oils in the Premium Starter Kit (PSK). Make it super simple and easy. Do not overdo it. Resist the urge! For your current customers, you would also make it simple, but create a customer appreciation class where you teach a more advanced project and you introduce oils outside the PSK.This book contains some of the most loved Make & Take projects and will help you determine which type of party they are best suited for. You will also notice the projects are made with oils from the PSK, or there will be a line item that suggests which PSK oil to use as an alternative. All item sizes are based on personal use. It is suggested you use the smallest size available. For instance, instead of using a 15mL dropper bottle, cut the recipe in thirds and use a 5mL dropper, or even smaller by using a 2mL dropper bottle. Make sure the cost for all items totals less than $3 each with all supplies. For the Make & Take 102, your customers would bring their own oils and you would introduce new oils for them to smell (but not use). Teach them how to add the new oils after class. If you would rather allow them to use your oils, it is very important that you make smaller sample-size batches and charge accordingly. Making full-size eye serums for everyone will get very expensive, and the goal is to have them purchase their own oils to make the project again after class.