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Make Your Own Contraptions By Robert Beattie

Make Your Own Contraptions

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Named after the cartoonist famed for his drawings of convoluted contraptions, 'Rube Goldberg' has become shorthand for all manner of fiendishly complicated devices that are designed to perform extremely simple tasks. This book helps you discover the history, theory and science behind these extraordinary contraptions, and create your own machines.

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Make Your Own Contraptions: Design and Build 50 Marvellous Machines by Robert Beattie

Named after the cartoonist famed for his drawings of convoluted contraptions, 'Rube Goldberg' has become shorthand for all manner of fiendishly complicated devices that are designed to perform extremely simple tasks.Discover the history, theory and science behind these extraordinary contraptions and then put it all together to create your own marvellous machines.Each of the 50 projects consists of: a large scale-diagram, a shopping list of items needed, planning tips, detailed step-by-step instructions and problem solving strategies ensuring each outrageous apparatus is easy to construct, no matter how complicated it looks.From cartoons to car adverts, these elaborate contrivances have remained hugely popular for over 50 years; now for the first time you can discover how to create such monumentally maze-like contraptions.

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About Robert Beattie


Robert Beattie is a multi-talented journalist, fisherman, musician and craftsman. His writing has appeared in The Observer, The Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday. He is the author of several books including 101 Things to do in a Shed and 101 Incredible Experiments. Robert lives in Brighton.

Table of Contents


Introduction; 1 The history of contraptions; 2 The building blocks; 3 The science behind the building blocks; 4 Basic techniques; 5 Putting it all together; 6 Building it in sections; Index.

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GOR009699666
Make Your Own Contraptions: Design and Build 50 Marvellous Machines by Robert Beattie
Robert Beattie
Used - Like New
Hardback
David & Charles
2007-11-28
128
0715328069
9780715328064
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.