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Faced with the prospect of machining a gear or gears for a project, many model engineers will be discouraged and will turn elsewhere for their next model. This need not be so, for the principles underlying gear cutting and many other aspects of engineering where an accurate division of circles is required are explained in depth in this book. Radial work on a metalworking lathe, such as the cutting of gearwheels or the drilling of holes on a set radius, calls for a method of precisely spacing the cuts. This skill is known as Dividing. The principles underlying this aspect of engineering are explained in depth in this book. It covers the subject of Dividing, dealing with the many methods that can be adopted: from simple applications without specialised equipment to the use of a semi-universal dividing head and a rotary table. The mathematical aspects of dividing are also covered but at a level that will be understood easily by a model engineer. Dividing equipment is relatively expensive, so two fully-detailed designs are included for dividing heads: a basic unit and the equivalent of a commercial semi-universal head.
A One-of-a-Kind Approach to Origami Furniture The Origami Home brings together over thirty high-design origami furniture projects for the first time in one beautiful package. Accompanied by step-by-step instructions and full-colour photos, these pieces cover a wide-range of styles and accessories for each room of the house, including:-Mid-Century Modern Dining Room-Kitsch 1950s Kitchen-Scandinavian Style Living Room-Contemporary Home Office Plus, with a variety of exciting coloured and patterned folding papers included, crafters can personalize the style of a finished piece. Whether you're a novice improving your skills or an origami master interested in trying something new, this one-of-a-kind origami book will capture your imagination.75 folding papers total: 65 sheets at 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and 10 sheets at 17 x 13 inches
Supercharge your understanding of battery technology
Ideal for hobbyists and engineers alike, "The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction Design and Use" offers comprehensive coverage of these portable energy powerhouses. This practical guide discusses battery chemistry and engineering, how batteries are used, and the history of batteries. You'll find out how different types of batteries work and how to select the right battery for any application. The book also examines the technological advances being used to develop batteries as robust energy sources for a wide variety of devices. Tap into the power of all kinds of batteries with help from this detailed resource.
Coverage includes: Portable energy and long-term energy storage Batteries for portable consumer demands, medical devices, electric vehicles, large-scale electrical energy storage, and space and military applications Basic physics and chemistry The science of batteries--cells, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and capacity Battery engineering designs, including electrode, seal, and vent design Battery performance, reliability, and safety Primary battery technologies--aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes, including alkaline and lithium Rechargeable batteries, including nickel-metal hydride and lithium ion Selecting the right battery for any application Future technologies, such as thin-film, large-energy storage, and high-energy density batteries
Make Great Stuff
This volume contains full-size plans for eight flying models powered by carbon dioxide bulbs. It is part of a series of books of scaled model plans designed with photocopying in mind. The plans can also be enlarged if required.
The major difference between free-flight and radio-controlled scale models is that all the adjustments to the flight path of the former must be made before release. Free flight models must be capable of stable flight, whether under power or on the glide, without the need or the opportunity to carry out in-flight alterations. This is a challenge most surely met by lightly loaded, slow-flying models based on full size machines having those characteristics, best typified by early bi-planes.
Electronic and electromechanical control of machinery and equipment in the factory environment has been commonplace for many years and is steadily finding its place in the model engineer's workshop. This book gives the theoretical and practical details of electronic circuits that can be used to control machinery for the model engineer and the 'inventor'. There has recently been a huge expansion in computer and electronic control which model engineers have found desirable, yet expensive. Here, the author provides the vital information for the model engineer to build his own control units using a modular, or 'building block', approach. Very clear easy-to-follow circuit diagrams and instructions are at the heart of the book, enabling the model engineer to analyse his requirements and assemble the building blocks using readily available components and commonplace workshop skills. The book brings modern machinery control technology within reach of the model engineer, the robotics enthusiast and the experimenter.
A family treasure hunt! Curiosity, imagination and the longing for adventure drive all children. After all, the promise of a good treasure hunt captivates. Collecting With Kids, a breezy, fun and informative how-to guide, is perfect for parents, grandparents, educators or anyone longing to share with children the world of discovery found in collecting. Filled with tales and advice from leading professionals in the field, Collecting With Kids is the perfect place to start a lifelong adventure.
Sharpening workshop tools is probably the most diverse of all workshop activities and the one that is least understood by the majority of workshop owners. This is not unreasonable in view of the wide range of equipment suggested for the task, ranging from the complex, typically an industrial tool and cutter grinder, through to the humble off hand grinder. This book illustrates how most sharpening tasks can be carried out using an off hand grinder and a few simply made accessories, whilst doing this to a standard comparable to that achieved using much more sophisticated equipment. A lack of understanding of the processes almost certainly results in the workshop owner attempting tasks with far from perfect cutting tools that can diminish the satisfaction of a job well done. With the information in this book this situation can be avoided and working with blunt tooling should be a thing of the past.
Make: High-Power Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines.
The ShipCraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. This volume covers the large and powerful German destroyers of the Second World War era. Always popular as modelling subjects, interest in them has been further increased recently by the release of a number of very fine large scale kits. With its unparalleled level of visual information paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs this book is simply the best reference for any modelmaker setting out to build one of these unusual ships.
You don't need to own a factory to make toys. Author and toymaker Bob Knetzger has been making fun stuff all his life with simple technology like vacuum forming and mold-making. In an age where makers are tantalized by the capabilities of 3d printers and other digital fab technology, this book takes you back to old-school hand tools, simple electronics, and working with metal and plastic to make toys every bit as good as those you can find in a big-box store. This book has something for everyone, from a marble maze to a talking booby trap; from custom cookie cutters to an "EZ Make" oven. Discover the basic principles of science, electronics, and engineering through hands-on projects that range from easy to more challenging...and are always fun!
This book explains in simple terms the fundamental principles of flight and the basic aerodynamic factors affecting radio controlled flying models. Neither mathematics or higher physics is required in order to understand how and why model aircraft behave and sometimes misbehave in the way that they do. A little theory can be turned to practical advantage, enhancing model performance and the enjoyment experienced by the model flier. Although the book was written primarily for fliers of conventional radio-controlled models, the principles apply to other aspects of model flying such as free flight, control-line, helicopters and gliders.
The Hawker Hunter is one of Britain's classic post-war jet aircraft. Initially introduced in 1954 as a swept-wing, transonic, single-seat day interceptor, it rapidly succeeded the first-generation jet fighters in RAF service such as the Gloster Meteor (see Flight Craft 13) and the de Havilland Venom. Powered by the then newly developed Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet, the Hunter's performance transformed the RAF's day fighter squadrons from the mid-1950s until the advent of the English Electric Lightning from the early 1960s (see Flight Craft 11). Even then, as successively improved variants of the type were produced with increasingly more capable engines and expanded fuel capacity, the Hunter successfully transitioned into a strike/ground attack fighter-bomber and fighter reconnaissance platform. Two-seat variants were developed for training and other secondary roles with the RAF and the Royal Navy and a few remained in use until 2001, albeit with specialised MoD Test and Evaluation units - well over forty years after the type's initial introduction. Hunters were also famously used by two RAF display teams, the 'Black Arrows', who looped a record-breaking twenty-two Hunters in formation, and later the 'Blue Diamonds' as well as the Royal Navy's 'Blue Herons'. The Hunter saw combat service with the RAF in a range of conflicts including the Suez Crisis as well as various emergencies in the Middle East and Far East. The Hunter was also widely exported, serving with many foreign air forces, in which it also saw active service, which unfortunately lies outside the scope of this particular publication. Almost 2,000 Hunters were manufactured by Hawker Siddeley Aviation, as well as being produced under licence overseas and will remain one of the UK's most iconic aircraft designs of all time.
A comprehensive guide to the use of plastics in the many and varied fields of modelling. This book describes the various types and forms of plastics and details their useful characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. It also explains how to source them, how to work with them when making models and examines their applications in each of the many and varied branches of modelling: flying model aircraft; rockets; model power boats, yachts and submarines; model cars; plastic kits; scratchbuilt models of aircraft, ships, spacecraft and cars; figures for aircraft, boats, cars, fantasy games, military modelling or railway layouts; buildings for dolls, railways or wargaming; railway locomotives and rolling stock (7.5 inch to N gauge); Model engineering models and tools; electronics. Well illustrated with informative line drawings, instructive photographs and amusing cartoons, the book is a mine of information which explains why you might choose, or prefer to substitute, plastics for the more commonly used materials such as wood and metal. Alex Weiss has first-hand experience both of working in many different areas of modelling and of using the majority of the materials described. He has packed a lifetime of working with plastics into this concise and practical book.
This instruction manual answers all your questions, both theoretical and practical, about crafting with glassfibre, or GRP (glass reinforced plastic). It is really a pocket reference for anybody who works with any type of GRP including Kevlar and carbon fibre. It starts with a brief history lesson and then leaps into the different materials, their pros & cons, how to work with them in many ways, how to mould, laminate, repair - anything from scale models to full sized cars, yachts, furniture, water tanks, fish ponds and more. The text is simple but thorough and is both pragmatic and theoretical. If you want technical specifications you will find those too.
A comprehensive guide dealing in detail with every imaginable aspect associated with the design, modification and construction of radio-controlled sports model aircraft powered by internal combustion or electric motors. The text helps the modeller who has built one or two kit model aircraft to progress from simple modifications to the creation of unique designs. The author deals with basic materials, essential aerodynamic considerations, the various constructional methods, the wide range of model configurations and size as well as a broad choice of power plants. The book finishes with tips on drawing plans, getting them published and safely completing the early test flights.
Some years ago the author, Jim Forrest, a professional engineer and model engineer of many years' experience, needed a purpose-built and relatively inexpensive workshop for his hobby. After discussing this need with Peter Jennings, a professional architect familiar with system build construction, a three-metre wide design was developed which proved to be very easy to build and easily the match for far more expensive types of building. This book was written as a complete work on the construction methods used. It not only contains the details required to build the floor assembly, walls and roof, but also covers all of the peripheral areas including layout, planning regulations, tools, materials, fitting out, security and insurance. The design is easily adaptable and most variants are covered including several floor types, lean-to construction etc., and illustrative drawings are used extensively to show precisely how the building is detailed.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Turn your flashes of creativity into first-rate gadgetsCovers Gadgeteer for Micro Framework 4.1 and 4.2 Realize your inner innovator and rapidly build breathtaking electronic devices with Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer. By working through easy-to-follow, practical projects, you'll discover how to design, assemble, and prototype your own gadgets-all without ever lifting a soldering iron. Learn how to choose components, write Gadgeteer applications, connect your creations to the Web, and troubleshoot. Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer: Electronics Projects for Hobbyists and Inventors contains complete instructions for building your projects using money-saving mainboards and modules. Set up the development environment and tools on your PC Understand Gadgeteer mainboards, modules, and sockets Learn how the Micro Framework and Gadgeteer libraries work Download and debug your applications from your PC Learn the principles of writing structured applications for embedded projects Interface with SPI, I2C, and serial-based modules Work with Gadgeteer interfaces for serial and storage devices, graphics, networking, and web-connected devices Design touch-sensitive graphic display gadgets Create web servers and web devices
Written by Aaron Skinner, associate editor of Fine Scale Modeling magazine, this is the definitive guide for commercial aviation enthusiasts. From simple, out-of-the-box construction to conversions, painting, and decaling, each chapter focuses on a specific technique. Modelers will learn about masking, detailing, using aftermarket parts, seamless part construction, and much more.
The Second World War is a favorite for modelers, and this comprehensive guide to techniques suitable for 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 scale tank models will be invaluable to modelers wanting to recreate the iconic tanks of this conflict. From the Russian T-34 at the time of the battle of Kursk, and Su-152 in winter camoflague, to the German Panzer I in North Africa, and the gigantic Maus, as it might have appeared just after the war ended, this book offers a wealth of detail into the necessary tools, paints and techniques to perfect a realistic finish.
Go way beyond paper airplanes--with gliders you can control
Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed. The walkalong gliders in this book are designed to let you actually "pilot" them as you push them along on a wave of air. Become an accomplished glider designer and aviator with this do-it-yourself guide. Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with hundreds of photographs show you how to build six different types of controllable gliders. All the materials you need can be found around the house or purchased very inexpensively. Each design comes with specific instructions on how to climb and turn, from the simple paper airplane designs to handling the Jumbo's four-foot wingspan.
"Inside you'll find: " Step-by-step instructions for building six unique walkalong gliders Tumblewing Paper airplane surfer X-surfer Jumbo Butterfly glider Baby bug Guidance on how to gracefully take off, maintain altitude, steer, maneuver, and land your creations Tips for putting on fun competitions at school or in your neighborhood
Simple, affordable projects that can be made with easy-to-find materials Provide hours of imaginative, story-time play for both boys and girls Makes clean-up and storage of toys and action figures a breeze Travels easily to a friend's house, grandparents, or that vacation destination A great craft gift for that special kiddo Audience Crafty parents, grandparents, & kids DIY-ers and makers looking to make that fun gift Teachers and educators
All professional engineers have a little book in which they jot down those notes of fact, figures and formulae which they feel that they are likely to need on future occasions. It is always more convenient to look up one's own records than to wade through a lot of associated, but irrelevant material, especially as this may mean a trip to the reference library. Over a period of years, the contents of such notebooks grow to cover a wealth of vital information, and the time saved can be considerable. During his professional life, Tubal Cain filled three such books and, as a lifelong engineer, he is in a unique position to select (and add to) the material most useful to the amateur engineer. Model Engineer's Handbook comprises a compilation of those tables, facts, procedures and data which the author himself found valuable in his model engineering activities and it provides a real mine of information to which you will return again and again. Not the least of its attributes is the use, where appropriate, of data and calculations in both Imperial and SI units, so that all generations of model engineers can feel at home. In this third edition, all the existing data has been updated or re-arranged for greater clarity and much new matter has been added to provide an even more comprehensive book, indispensable to the expert and beginner alike.
Of all the Allied armor of WWII, one tank stands out: the M4 Sherman medium battle tank. This comprehensive book is both a how-to construction guide, as well as a portfolio. The first half of the book covers a beginner's basic buildup of a simple Sherman and progresses to a full-on customized Sherman from a resin kit. Along the way, readers will learn about all the details that distinguish this iconic tank-tracks, guns, applique armor, and paint schemes-to make the most realistic Sherman models possible. The second half of the book is a gallery of the author's own models-47 in all!
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