Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next levelfrom basic wood and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, and from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, intrepid DIY-er, on a rummage through the toolbox of yoreand a foray into the technologies of the future.
Packed with demystifying explanations and helpful tips, The Big Book of Maker Skills covers:
A classic is a classic for a reason. Learn to build your own metal forge, screen-print whatever you want, swing a hammer better than your ancestors, and repurpose what Hackett calls "obtanium"but what others might call trashinto your own mad-scientist creations.
Discover the supreme joy that is angle-grinding, rig your own welding machine out of a junked car battery or three, and meet and master a whole host of electronic gadgetsLEDs, piezo buzzers, solar panels, and more.
ROBOTS & BEYOND
When it comes to making, theres a whole new skillset in town. Get started with CNC milling, laser-cutting, programming microcontrollers, and 3D printing in a chapter thats all about building whats next.
Setting up a hackerspace, drones and space exploration tools, circuitry basics, sourcing and crowdsourcing and biotechnology-just to name a few more. You name it; its probably in this book.