Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred" by David Erik Nelson

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
Old school 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.
This is such a fun book that we continue to enjoy time and time again! We encourage you to check it out!

We received a copy of the book mentioned above for review!


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