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Make : wearable electronics

Hartman, Kate, author.

004.167 HARTMAN

Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear.

Hello App Inventor! : Android programming for kids and the rest of us

Beer, Paula, author.

005.3 BEER

Introduces readers to the world of mobile programming. Featuring more than 30 invent-it-yourself projects, this book starts with basic apps and gradually builds the skills you need to bring your own ideas to life.

The maker's manual : [a practical guide to the new industrial revolution]

Maietta, Andrea, author.

338.642 MAIETTA

A practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a hero of the new industrial revolution. Features dozens of color images, techniques to transform your ideas into physical projects, and must-have skills to help you unleash your creativity, make successful projects, and work toward a sustainable maker business.

Tinkering toys buyer's guide.

621.3815 TINKERI

In the Tinkering Toys issue: Build a Mobile Sandbox Excavator Going Pro: How to Make Your Toy a Reality Arduino and littleBits Team Up Teach Kids to Program with Robots Retro-Renaissance: A roundup of perennial toy favorites (Erector Set, Tinkertoys, and more) Nerf Sentry Gun Sound-Powered Drawbot

101 spy gadgets for the evil genius

Graham, Brad.

621.3892 GRAHAM

101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius shows you how to reclaim your privacy by targeting the very mechanisms that invade your space. Find out how to disable several spy devices by hacking easily available appliances into cool tools of your own, and even turn the tables on the snoopers by using gadgetry to collect information on them.Featuring easy-to-find, inexpensive parts, this hands-on guide helps you build your skills in working with electronics components and tools while you create an impressive arsenal of spy gear and countermeasures. The only limit is your imagination!

Making simple robots

Ceceri, Kathy, author.

629.892 CECERI

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, English majors, school teachers, and grandparents. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot.

Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream

Davis, Joshua, 1974-

629.892 DAVIS

Relates how four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara.

Insectronics : build your own walking robot

Williams, Karl.

629.892 WILLIAM

This volume explains how to build a six-legged robot that walks and responds to its environment using state-of-the-art technology and advanced artificial intelligence. The book discusses mechanical construction, electronics, PIC programming, use of sensors and robot-intelligence routines. A software chapter includes routines to co-ordinate the servos for walking, monitoring the sensors and the output and control of sound and light. The book ends with a special section on how readers might experiment to evolve the robot further and make it their own.

The big book of maker skills : tools & techniques for building great tech projects

Hackett, Chris, author.


Readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore--how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw--and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow and easy-on-the-eyes guide to getting your project done.

World of geekcraft : step-by-step instructions for 25 super-cool craft projects

Beal, Susan.

745.5 BEAL

Readers will learn to stitch up a Morse Code quilt to send a hidden message, dig out their Perler beads to create a life-like Buffy portrait, or stick to the classics with a Super Mario cross-stitch. With step-by-step instructions, project templates, how-to illustrations, and color photographs, and featuring a variety of techniques and themes, The World of Geekcraft has something for geeks of all persuasions and affiliations.

The extraordinary projects bible : duct tape tote bags, homemade rockets, and other awesome projects anyone can make


Do-it-yourselfers contribute how-to guides on a wide range of topics from gardening and home repair to recipes and gadgets.

Fashioning technology : a DIY intro to smart crafting

Pakhchyan, Syuzi.


Ready to take your craft projects to the next level? With "smart" materials, unorthodox assembly techniques, and the right tools, you can create accessories, housewares, and toys that light up, make sounds, or do even more. Fashioning Technology is an introductory DIY book that brings technology and crafts together in a fun and unique way. You get jargon-free primers and lots of how-to projects that will have you making -- and even wearing -- functional works of art.

Block city : how to build incredible worlds in Minecraft®

Kearney, Kirsten, author.

793.932 KEARNEY

Block City presents a collection of amazing Minecraft cities created by masters, with step-by-step tutorials for readers to build structures and features themselves.

The advanced strategy guide to Minecraft

O'Brien, Stephen J., 1969- author.

793.932 OBRIEN

The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft Make Minecraft whatever YOU want it to be! After you've learned to survive in Minecraft, the fun really begins. Minecraft's advanced features support stunning creativity-and that's still just the beginning. There are custom-crafted adventure maps, massive multiplayer servers, new trading systems, new societies, and incredible mods that take Minecraft into the far future. Minecraft can be whatever you and millions of other players dream up. There's only one problem: uncovering all these amazing resources and techniques. Problem solved! They're all in one great full-color guide: The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft. Don't struggle with out-of-date web tutorials or bewildering YouTube videos: best-selling author Stephen O'Brien will show you how to do it all!

High-tech DIY projects with flying objects

Murphy, Maggie, author.

J 621.4356 MURPHY

Humans have been obsessed with conquering the skies for millennia. This book documents that journey from the earliest days of projectiles to modern-day rockets. Armed with this crucial background information, students will then be directed through a step-

The robot book : build & control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys

Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.

J 629.892 MERCER

The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials.

The Six

Alpert, Mark, 1961- author.


Adam, crippled by muscular dystrophy, and five other terminally ill teenagers sacrifice their bodies and upload their minds into weaponized robots to battle a dangerously advanced artificial intelligence program bent on destroying humanity.

Future Shock

Briggs, Elizabeth


A team of teens with special abilities are recruited by a tech corporation to travel to the future to bring back data in this science fiction thriller.


Cornwell, Betsy, author.


A retelling of Cinderella about an indomitable inventor-mechanic who finds her prince but realizes she doesn't want a fairy tale happy ending after all.


Dixon, Heather, 1982- author.


As apprentice to his father, the second-best medical scientist in the empire, Jonathan leads a quiet life in a remote aerial city until the king arrives, calling on them to find the cure to a plague that has struck the capital city and put the queen's life at risk, but the newly discovered chemical, fantillium, that may help will also put at risk all that Jonathan holds dear.

Willful machines

Floreen, Tim.


In a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, the new guy at school, but when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.

A thousand pieces of you

Gray, Claudia.


When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder.

More happy than not

Silvera, Adam, 1990- author.


After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

Rebel mechanics / All Is Fair in Love and Revolution

Swendson, Shanna.


In 1888 New York City, sixteen-year-old governess Verity Newton agrees to become a spy, whatever the risk, after learning that the man for whom she has feelings sympathizes with rebels developing non-magical sources of power, via steam engines, in hopes of gaining freedom from British rule.

The rule of thre3

Walters, Eric, 1957-


A teen's suburban neighborhood bands together for its own survival in a world stricken by a catastrophic blackout.

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