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Author Long, Paul (Paul G.), author.

Title Build your own chain reaction machines : how to make crazy contraptions using everyday stuff : creative kid-powered projects! / Paul Long.

Publication Info. Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 621.8 LON    DUE 06-07-22 Billed
Description 159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 157).
Contents Essential tools, techniques, and mechanisms -- Machines for around the house -- Machines for fun and nonsense -- Machines for food.
Summary "Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines is inspired by the amazing artwork of renowned cartoonist, engineer, and inventor Rube Goldberg, whose wacky, imagined machines accomplished tasks by taking the most complicated route possible. This book invites kids to this wonderful world of creating crazy contraptions. In this entertaining and instructive book, mechanical engineer and educator Paul Long gives step-by-step instructions for making low-tech devices using everyday objects in inspired and ingenious ways. Create machines that flip a light switch, squeeze toothpaste, dispense candy, make music, and more. Each of the thirteen projects demonstrates how to build the machine's various elements, and explains how they work together to make a mind-boggling mechanism that delivers hours of fun and fascination. Also included are interesting sidebars on the science behind each gadget, plus tips and tricks for success.
Subject Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970 -- Juvenile literature.
Machine design -- Amateurs' manuals -- Juvenile literature.
Implements, utensils, etc. -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals -- Juvenile literature.
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