Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids
Authors: Nelson, David Erik
Publisher: No Starch Press
Synopsis: Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you’ll find illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings. Part I: Kid Stuff contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee; Part II: The Electro-Skiffle Band is devoted to homemade musical instruments; and Part III: The Locomotivated showcases moving toys, like a muzzleloader that shoots marshmallows and a steam-powered milk-carton boat.
Each project costs just $10 or less to make and is suitable for anyone, regardless of experience level. As you build, you’ll learn useful sewing and carpentry skills, and the appendix offers a primer on electronics and soldering.
You (and your kids) will have hours of fun making projects like:
–A simple electric guitar
– An oversized joy buzzer that (safely) administers a 100-volt jolt
– Cool, mess-free, screen-printed T-shirts
– Kites made from FedEx envelopes
– Booming Thunderdrums made from salvaged x-ray film
– Classic board games like Go, Tafl, and Shut-the-Box
Whether you’re a mom or dad in search of a rainy day activity, a Scout leader looking to educate and entertain your troop, or just a DIY weekend warrior, the projects in Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred will inspire and amuse you. Now, roll up your sleeves and make!