Gonzo Gizmos

Gonzo Gizmos

Projects & Devices to Channel your Inner Geek

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Presents step-by-step instructions on building more than thirty science devices, including a magnetic heat machine, a high-voltage ion motor, a radio, and a rotary steam engine.

Independent Publishing Group
Step-by-step instructions to building more than 30 fascinating devices are included in this book for workbench warriors and grown-up geeks. Detailed illustrations and diagrams explain how to construct a simple radio with a soldering iron, a few basic circuits, and three shiny pennies. Instructions are included for a rotary steam engine that requires a candle, a soda can, a length of copper tubing, and just 15 minutes. To use optics to roast a hot dog, no electricity or stove is required, just a flexible plastic mirror, a wooden box, a little algebra, and a sunny day. Also included are experiments most science teachers probably never demonstrated, such as magnets that levitate in midair, metals that melt in hot water, a Van de Graaff generator made from a pair of empty soda cans, and lasers that transmit radio signals. Every experiment is followed by an explanation of the applicable physics or chemistry.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781556525209
Branch Call Number: 621.381 Field 2002
Characteristics: xi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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