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Make 50 wild and wacky (but useful!) contraptions
Chaline, Eric.
Adult Nonfiction T339 .C45 2008

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 6
Contraption Engineering
Building a Contraptionp. 10
Classical Mechanicsp. 12
The Building Blocks: Basic Componentsp. 14
Simple Machinesp. 16
Wheels, Cogs, Gears, and Pulleysp. 18
Pendulums, Projectiles, Pivots, and Springsp. 20
Magnets and Other Forms of Propulsionp. 22
Safety and Other Considerationsp. 24
Contraptionsp. 1
Hands-Free Page Turner Projectsp. 28
1 - Hands-Free Page Turnerp. 30
2 - Alarm Clock Dunkerp. 32
3 - High Rollerp. 33
4 - Can-tileverp. 34
5 - Sands of Timep. 35
Contraptionsp. 6
Coin-Operated Toothpaste Squeezer Projectsp. 38
6 - Coin-Operated Toothpaste Squeezerp. 40
7 - Push Me. Pull Youp. 42
8 - Leaps of Faithp. 43
9 - The Little Squirtp. 44
10 - Auto-Powerp. 45
Contraptionsp. 11
Solar-Powered Plant Shader Projectsp. 48
11 - Solar-Powered Plant Shaderp. 50
12 - The Vaporizerp. 52
13 - The Concertinap. 53
14 - The Venetian Rollerblindp. 54
15 - The Metropolisp. 55
Contraptionsp. 16
Tabletop Fountain Projectsp. 58
16 - Tabletop Fountainp. 60
17 - Water Coolerp. 62
18 - A Spoonful of Sugarp. 63
19 - Sugar Towerp. 64
20 - Water Cannonp. 65
Contraptionsp. 21
Magneto Sugar-Cube Dispenser Projectsp. 68
21 - Magneto Sugar-Cube Dispenserp. 70
22 - Wagon Wheelsp. 72
23 - Spiral Slidep. 73
24 - Stirred not Shakenp. 74
25 - Gumball Wizardp. 75
Contraptionsp. 26
High-Security Snake Releaser Projectsp. 78
26 - High-Security Snake Releaserp. 80
27 - Liftoffp. 82
28 - Sliding Doorsp. 83
29 - The Tumbler Lockp. 84
30 - The Trawlerp. 85
Contraptionsp. 31
Wind-Powered Rocket Launcher Projectsp. 88
31 - Wind-Powered Rocket Launcherp. 90
32 - Stars and Stripesp. 92
33 - The Archimedesp. 93
34 - Pulling Advantagep. 94
35 - The Nutcrackerp. 95
Contraptionsp. 36
Water-Powered Bath Alarm Projectsp. 98
36 - Water-Powered Bath Alarmp. 100
37 - The Throne Raiserp. 102
38 - Magneto-Chimep. 103
39 - The Ferris Wheelp. 104
40 - Bubble Bath Whiskerp. 105
Contraptionsp. 41
Energy-Saver Light Switch Projectsp. 108
41 - Energy-Saver Light Switchp. 110
42 - The Jet Streamp. 112
43 - The Double Helixp. 113
44 - The Centrifugep. 114
45 - The Helicopter Launcherp. 115
Contraptionsp. 46
Gravity Domino Righter Projectsp. 118
46 - Gravity Domino Righterp. 120
47 - Son of Domino Righterp. 122
48 - Return of the Domino Righterp. 123
49 - The Domino Righter Strikes Backp. 124
50 - Humane Mousetrapp. 125
Indexp. 126
Resourcesp. 128


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