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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!
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. Get Your Move On!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. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
Take Your Imagination to Another Dimension
This wickedly inventive guide explores the art and science of holography and shows you how to create your own intriguing holograms using inexpensive materials. "Holography Projects for the Evil Genius" explains the tools and techniques you need to know to represent three dimensions on a flat, two-dimensional plane.
Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book presents a wide variety of holography projects--including science fair ideas--that are guaranteed to impress. You'll find detailed guidelines and parameters as well as discussions of the theory behind the practice.
"Holography Projects for the Evil Genius" Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations for each project Allows you to customize your projects Includes details on the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources
Enlightening coverage of: The history of holography Human vision basics Practical optics How to bend and distort laser light to form a hologram Holographic chemistry Setting up your holography workshop Working with lasers, glass plates, and film Basic to advanced holographic setups Advanced holographic chemical preparations Computer-generated holography Electronic circuits for holographers
This volume brings together the best LEGO (R) models that took part in the legendary contest: Space Race including ships, wheeled "all-terrain" vehicles, and walking robots, also known as "wearable exoskeletons". It is organized as a fascinating track along which new types of vehicles requiring different types and degrees of skill are presented at every stop. Each chapter brings together and describes the best models in each category. The reader will find a detailed description, a brief history, and photographs of each model, as well as building instructions and a list of the LEGO (R) pieces needed to construct it. By browsing through the book, reading the tips and suggestions provided, and having fun building the various models, the reader will learn various construction techniques and discover tricks for creating original models of his or her invention. A practical "dictionary" examines the most common types of brick, explains their names and functions as well as how to identify them and find missing pieces. The volume also defines the basic terms of the technical jargon for beginners, who, by consulting the various sections, will discover how to design new games that test their own LEGO (R) Master Builder skills even in the infinite vastness of space.
Building your own hovervan or brewing your own beer? Get down to the garage. Looking to store several step ladders or conceal a secret collection of owls? The garage is the place. Maybe you just want to whistle, drum or shout 'Ow my thumb!' without being told to shut up. The garage is waiting. This book celebrates the garage and all that happens in it. Even the fires.
Model engineers, DIY enthusiasts and other amateur home craftsmen are from time to time called upon to work with sheet metal. These people may be newcomers to the techniques and working with limited funds and equipment. This introduction has been written for them. Whether folding a chassis for a piece of equipment, beating or spinning a curved shape, drilling or punching holes or repairing a tank or car panel, the how and why is simply explained in this comprehensive book.
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.
In the past thirty years the world of model kits has undergone a veritable revolution. New techniques in injection moulding have improved the scale accuracy and surface detail of the humble plastic kit, while many specialist companies now produce top-quality resin models, vastly broadening the range of subjects on the market. However, the really radical change has been the advent of photo-etched brass fret, which allows the finest detail to be reproduced to scale. In ship modelling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby, mid-way between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch.These new materials have prompted innovative techniques, which are comprehensively demonstrated in this new manual. Designed for those wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses step by step photographs to take the reader through the building of two models, one in plastic and one in resin, from basic construction, fittings and detailing, to painting, finishing and display.Written by a highly experienced, award-winning ship modeller, the book is a showcase for the contemporary approach to the hobby.
Learn to make your own robots with this accessible, illustrated guide for robotics enthusiasts, featuring 13 unique robotics projects suitable for beginner to intermediate level. You've seen the sci-fi movies and dreamed of creating your very own robot. Now learn to build machines with your own hands that will move or perform tasks at your command. Featuring brand-new projects and specially commissioned photography, this book uses easily sourced components to teach you simple electronics and programming. Learn to design and build your very own custom-made creations that can walk, draw or even guard your home. Start with a space-age butterfly that skips along on its own or a robot that creates psychedelic patterns of amazing variety, then discover how to create a catapult bot that activates when movement is detected or construct an intelligent, all-terrain rover vehicle - the possibilities are endless.
Design that works! It's what you need if you're building and competing with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics. You'll find uses for the new light sensors and gyro sensors in navigation, helping you to follow lines and make turns more consistently. Approach collision detection with greater confidence through EV3's ultrasonic sensor. Learn new designs for power attachments. Winning Design! is about building with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 for fun, for education, but especially for competition. Author James Trobaugh is an experienced coach and leader in the FIRST LEGO League. In this book, he shares his hard-won knowledge about design principles and techniques that contribute toward success in robotics competitions. Winning Design! unlocks the secrets of reliable design using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. You'll learn proven design patterns that you can employ for common tasks such as turning, pushing, and pulling. You'll reduce and compensate for variation in performance from battery charge levels and motor calibration differences. You'll produce designs that won't frustrate you by not working, but that will delight you with their reliable performance in the heat of competition. Good design is about more than just the hardware. Software counts for a lot, and Winning Design! has you covered. You'll find chapters on program design and organization with tips on effective coding and documentation practices. You'll learn about master programs and the needed flexibility they provide. There's even a section on presenting your robot and software designs to the judges. Winning Design! is the book you need if you're involved in competitions such as FIRST LEGO League events. Whether coach, parent, or student, you'll find much in this book to make your design and competition experience fun and memorable, and educational. Don't be without this book if you're leading a team of young people as they build skills toward a future in technology. What You Will Learn Build winning robots on a foundation of good chassis design Reduce variability in robot mechanical movements Design modular attachments for quick change during competition Solve navigation problems such as steering, squaring up, and collision detection Manage software using master programs and other techniques Power your robot attachments via motors and pneumatics Who This Book Is For Students, parents, teachers, and coaches involved in LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot design and programming.
This book is the latest in a new reference series for aircraft modellers called 'Spotlight On' and presents detailed illustrations of the Northrop F-5E and F-5F Tiger II supersonic jet fighter of the Cold War era, showing the aircraft deployed by many different countries, around the world including the USA, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The book contains 40 specially commissioned colour plan and profile views of the aircraft illustrating the striking camouflage, colours and markings of the different air forces. This is a rarely documented aspect of post-War and Cold War aviation history, providing brand new reference material for aviation modellers and collectors. Mushroom Model Publications' Spotlight On books feature superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, specially commissioned for the series, never seen before.
An easy-to-use manual for grown-ups and kids that explains how to make wonderful creations out of LEGO (R), with basic information, plenty of useful tips, and lots of ideas on how to customize and enhance the models using one's imagination. A detailed historical introduction on the origin and development of the famous ""bricks"" is followed by chapters devoted to specific topics - from cars to ships, from airplanes to cities, even to ""writing"" with LEGO (R) - that describe different construction techniques and reveal all the tricks for creating original models. A practical "dictionary" analyses the most common types of bricks and explains which ones are which, what they are called, how to recognize them, and how to find individual pieces. The volume also explains essential technical jargon to beginners, who, by consulting the various sections, will learn how to devise new models in order to test their skills as master builders.
Games for kids 4 to 16, plus tips on keeping them fun and fair for all participants.
Camp games are meant to be fun. Here are the very best camp-tested games for boys and girls aged 4 to 16, with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. The Frasers include indoor and outdoor games for both small and large groups, with some old favorites and lots of new, soon-to-be favorites.
"The 175 Best Camp Games" also includes advice on:
Choosing the right game for the situation Starting and ending games Dealing with rule breakers Modifying games for varied abilities Assuring safety and good supervision.
This practical guide is easy to use, and the more than 175 games are divided into five chapters:
Break the Ice (Name Dropping, Life Raft) Taking It Easy (Speed Rabbit, Electricity) Getting Them Moving (Soh Koh No, Kitty Wants a Corner) Running Them Ragged (Pairs Tag, Fox in the Henhouse) Wet and Wild (Battleship, Sharks and Mermaids).
Though written with camp leaders in mind, this book will appeal to youth activity directors, counselors, counselors-in-training, coaches, scout leaders, parents, teachers and any other adult looking for creative group activities for youth that include all participants and require little or no special equipment.
This book deals with principles and characteristics of the wide range of motor types likely to be useful in small engineering workshop applications. It also covers matters such as speed control, electric braking, generators, installation and safety aspects - everything, in fact, of practical value to the small workshop user. In the years since the publication of the first edition, the book has become a well-established reference source for users to dip into when more information is needed on how motors behave both in standard usage and also in less common applications. In this time a lot has happened in the field of motor design. This second edition now contains updated information covering both these later developments in motor types and their control systems. A major section is devoted to the characteristics and installation of Variable Frequency Drive units (VFDs). It also covers the operating differences between North American and European power systems.
The last LEGO brick weapon construction book and design guide you'll ever need, Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics features building instructions for thirteen fully functional LEGO masterpieces, including the monstrous, 27-inch-long Dinosaur Superior, a fully automatic combat rifle that can puncture aluminum cans, and a highly detailed HK G3 brick replica. Also featuring a helmet, a baton, handcuffs, sunglasses, and a grappling hook gun, which allows you to retrieve distant objects without ever leaving your seat, Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics includes a chapter on how to find the LEGO pieces you need and a comic book story featuring a hero using the weapons in action. LEGO fans of all ages and skill levels will find a treasure trove of models, including: Hammerhead Jr., a single-shot crossbow and it's big brother, the heavy-duty Hammerhead Sr. Panzer Pod combat helmet KlopSTOCK baton Melody, a rubber-firing machine pistol Nice-1, a pocket-sized pistol that packs a punch Chinahook harpoon gun Sunglasses, in two different models A functioning Heckler & Koch G3 replica in LEGO bricks
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARDS! We lead increasingly time-poor lifestyles, bombarded 24/7 by petrifying news bulletins, internet trolls and endless noises. Where has the joy and relaxation gone from our daily lives? Scribbles in the Margins offers a glorious antidote to that relentless modern-day information churn. It is here to remind you that books and bookshops can still sing to your heart. Warm, heartfelt and witty, here are fifty short essays of prose poetry dedicated to the simple joy to be found in reading and the rituals around it. These are not wallowing nostalgia; they are things that remain pleasurable and right, that warm our hearts and connect us to books, to reading and to other readers: smells of books, old or new; losing an afternoon organising bookshelves; libraries; watching a child learn to read; reading in bed; impromptu bookmarks; visiting someone's home and inspecting the bookshelves; stains and other reminders of where and when you read a book. An attempt to fondly weigh up what makes a book so much more than paper and ink - and reading so much more than a hobby, a way of passing time or a learning process - these declarations of love demonstrate what books and reading mean to us as individuals, and the cherished part they play in our lives, from the vivid greens and purples of childhood books to the dusty comfort novels we turn to in times of adult flux. Scribbles in the Margins is a love-letter to books and bookshops, rejoicing in the many universal and sometimes odd little ways that reading and the rituals around reading make us happy.
Design, build, and pilot custom drones-no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. * Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices * Become an expert pilot-even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers * Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone * Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone * Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! * Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals * Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing * See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry
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 includes all the features of the regular series but the extent has been doubled to include far more detailed drawings of a class of ship that was built in huge numbers and in many variations. Mainstay of the Atlantic battle against the U-boats, Flower class corvettes were used by the British, Canadian, French and US Navies.
In the first of a potential new series Florian Richter presents colour profile models of every ship on both sides in this epic battle. In a change to previous paper soldier titles, these ships can be cut straight out of the book to create the British, French and Spanish fleets.
LEGO (R) artist and designer Ekow Nimako shows that this iconic toy has an unexpected and innovative use: recreating beasts found in nature in stunning detail. LEGO (R) bricks have fueled the imaginations of aspiring designers and builders for generations. Now it's time for something complete new from Beasts from Bricks, recreating some of the world's rarest and most beautiful animals! This guide book presents illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building 15 animals from around the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, the Arctic, Oceania, Central/South America, the Caribbean, and North America. Not only does each project show you how to build your favorite animals in awesome detail, but each set of instructions also includes entertaining and educational information about the animal's characteristics and habitat. For example, did you know that the name "rhinoceros" actually means "nose horn"? You will also get a bonus gallery of the author, Nimako's, most complex, largest scale animal designs. Will you be able to recreate them someday? There's only one way to find out!
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