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Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition: From a Slingshot Rifle to a Mousetrap Catapult, Build 10 Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware

Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition: From a Slingshot Rifle to a Mousetrap Catapult, Build 10 Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware (Hardback)

By Akiyama, Lance

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In this pocket edition of Rubber Band Engineer, perfect for gifting, you'll build slingshot-powered rockets and nine more guerrilla gadgets from paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers, and rubber bands.

ISBN 9781631597381
Barcode 9781631597381
Published 4 February 2019 by Rockport Publishers Inc.
Format Hardback
Series Engineer
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ISBN-13 9781631597381
ISBN-10 1631597388
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Rockport Publishers Inc.
Imprint Rockport Publishers Inc.
Publication Date 4 February 2019
International Publication Date 19 February 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Akiyama, Lance
Series Engineer
Category Handicrafts
Camping & Woodcraft
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 201mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rubber band craft, Toy making, Implements, utensils, etc
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 745.593
Catalogue Code 963526

Description of this Book

In its new pocket-size format with a rubber-band closure, Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition is a fun-filled book of backyard projects that's perfect for gifting. Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition. Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. Through vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, improvised darts, and a clever crossbow. Whether you build one or all 10 of these designs, you'll feel like an ingenious engineer when you're through. Best of all, you don't need to be an experienced tinkerer to make any of the projects! All you need are household tools and materials, such as paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers, and ice pop sticks. Oh, and rubber bands. Lots of rubber bands. Grab your glue gun, pull out your pliers, track down your tape, and get started on the challenging, fun, and rewarding journey toward becoming a rubber band engineer.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review They had me at catapult. ... Older kids would have a great time with this book. Adults will, too, especially if they still buy Nerf guns or throw water balloons. Parents and teens working together is probably the best way to approach these projects. * Oklahoma Online *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lance Akiyama is the author of four books in Rockports Engineer series: Rubber Band Engineer; Duct Tape Engineer; Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer; and The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook. Lance is the Science Curriculum Manager for Galileo Learning (STEAM camps for Pre-K to 8th grade), for which he designs STEAM-based lessons and projects for K-8 students. He has been developing hands-on engineering projects for kids since 2011 and working in education since 2006. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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