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Vacuum Bazookas, Electric Rainbow Jelly, and 27 Other Saturday Science Projects. Paperback – October 14, 2001
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"A fertile and funny idea-book for the Erector set crowd."--Booklist
"A fascinating new book. . . . The style is eclectic and interesting. . . . It brings together practical, accessible physics with a gentle amount of theory in an entertaining and educational manner. There is much here that will both stimulate a curiosity about physics and help with good--if not inspirational--physics teaching."--Physics World
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The author is quite a tinkerer and at least one of the project toys is patented. I believe a few others are heading toward patents.
Several projects require access to a small amount of Mecanno (or Erector) set parts. These companies almost do not exist it the U.S. any longer. However, Brio recently started distributing Erector sets again. I'm sure one could find substitutes for the Mecanno parts at a local hardware store or maybe even make them.
Mr Downie has inspired me to have a real go at these projects.
As we say in New Zealand "Sweet As".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Usefull for middle school science demos and as neat demos for physics/science Olympiads but not much further. The ideas provided are great but today's Instructables. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by Yan Sidronio