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Make: Paper Inventions

Make: Paper Inventions

Machines That Move, Drawings That Light up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll

by Kathy Ceceri
Paperback
Publication Date: 06/10/2015
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Paper is incredible stuff. It's easy to cut, but incredibly strong. It's disposable, but can last for centuries. It can stand as stiff as a board, pop up like a spring, or float like a leaf. And its invention changed the world forever.

Perfect for kids, parents, and educators, Paper Inventions is a project-based book with full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, and templates that allow you to follow along with the book or devise something entirely new. Each chapter features new projects that will challenge and intrigue everyone, from beginning to experienced Makers.

In this book, you'll learn to make:

  • A light-up paper cat that shows how switches and sensors work
  • An action origami robot worm
  • Edible rice paper perfect for secret messages
  • A space rover that moves thanks to paper machinery
  • A paper generator that creates electricity when you tap or rub it
  • Heat-activated paper models that fold themselves
  • A geodesic dome big enough to crawl into--from newspaper
ISBN:
9781457187520
9781457187520
Category:
Robotics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
06-10-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
253x203x7.36mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Kathy Ceceri

Kathy Ceceri is a STEAM educator and the award-winning author of more than a dozen books of hands-on learning activities for kids and adults, including Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future and Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure from Nomad Press.

Kathy presents low-tech/no-tech engineering workshops for students and teachers at schools, libraries, museums, and makerspaces, and is a popular speaker at Maker Faires around the country. Her other titles include Paper Inventions, Fabric and Fiber Inventions, and Making Simple Robots. Formerly the Homeschooling Expert for About.com, Kathy has two sons, a video game programmer and a filmmaker. Kathy lives in Schuylerville, New York.

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