Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things: How to Make a Boomerang with a Business Card, Convert a Pencil into a Microphone and more

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Science - 192 pages

For folks who wonder why they keep tossing odds and ends in that junk drawer in the kitchen, Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things offers evidence that technology doesn't always have to come from Best Buy, Amazon.com, or Microsoft." --U.S. News and World Report

* Putterers, would-be inventers, and science-fair parents rejoice as Cy Tymony offers fifty new projects to bring out your inner MacGyver.

In the third book in Cy Tymony's Sneaky Uses series you will learn how to turn a piece of paper into a Frisbee, a business card into a boomerang, a TV tray into a robot, and more.

* Beginning with a complete list of materials and continuing through easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions paired with helpful illustrations, most projects will be completed in just minutes using common items found around the house.

* Teachers, parents, scout leaders, and enterprising youngsters will use their ingenuity to turn ordinary, everyday objects into something extraordinary, like a pencil into a microphone, Walkman ear buds into an intercom, or a telephone cord into a motor. The book also includes bonus alternative-energy projects and a foreword by NPR's Science Friday host Ira Flatow.

 

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Contents

pArT I
1
Electricity Fundamentals
7
Sneaky Flyers
18
Sneaky Flying Disk
28
Sneaky Gliders
34
Sneaky Pencil Microphone
41
Sneaky Solonoid
53
Sneaky Motor III
61
Sneaky 6Foot Sneakbot
88
Energy Fundamentals
97
Sneaky Oil Refinery Demonstration
104
Sneaky Ethanol Demonstration
111
Sneaky Hybrid Car Demonstration
118
Sneaky Atomic Fundamentals Simulation
124
part IV
139
Sneaky Switch
145

Sneaky Motor V
67
Sneaky School Quiz Tester I
73
Sneaky Robot
79
Password and Personal Information Protection
153
Science and Technology resources
161
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Page v - The publisher and the author disclaim any liability for injury that may result from the use, proper or improper, of the information contained in this book. We do not guarantee that the information contained herein is complete, safe, or accurate, nor should it be considered a substitute for your good judgment and common sense.
Page v - Nothing in this book should be construed or interpreted to infringe on the rights of other persons or to violate criminal statutes. We urge you to obey all laws and respect all rights, including property rights, of others.
Page 7 - When electricity flows through a wire, a magnetic field is produced around it.

About the author (2009)

Cy Tymony has been creating homemade inventions since childhood. He has appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC's Chicago Morning Show, and NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow, and he has been featured in the Chicago Tribune and Future Life magazine. Cy is a technical writer and computer specialist in Los Angeles, California.

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