Mechanical Engineering For Makers: A Hands-On Guide To Designing And Making Physical Things
  • Mechanical Engineering For Makers: A Hands-On Guide To Designing And Making Physical Things
  • Mechanical Engineering For Makers: A Hands-On Guide To Designing And Making Physical Things
ISBN: 1680455877
EAN13: 9781680455878
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 4, 2020
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.75" L x 8" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

This practical, user-friendly reference book of common mechanical engineering concepts is geared toward makers who don't have (or want) an engineering degree but need to know the essentials of basic mechanical elements to successfully accomplish their personal projects. The book provides practical mechanical engineering information (supplemented with the applicable math, science, physics, and engineering theory) without being boring like a typical textbook. Most chapters contain at least one hands-on, fully illustrated, step-by-step project to demonstrate the topic being discussed and requires only common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools. Some projects also provide alternative materials and tools and processes to align with the reader's individual preferences, skills, tools, and materials-at-hand. Linked together via the authors' overarching project -- building a kid-sized tank -- the chapters describe the thinking behind each mechanism and then expands the discussions to similar mechanical concepts in other applications. Written with humor, a bit of irreverence, and entertaining personal insights and first-hand experiences, the book presents complex concepts in an uncomplicated way.

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    5
       Buildings all over again
    This book can be a trademark for someone trying to just understand something, but one might be able to build just how everything works in the world of buildings, rather than just one or two. Everything you could make with absolutely no help at all with your own ingenuity, this book shows you just how it is done and what engineering is, i.e. The mechanics behind it is due to which it is what-ever-it is. Basically, a simple and useful guidebook to help you and inspire you to build some of the things that involve some engineering that you see in everyday life and that you could make yourself, especially if you never tried building anything before.
     
    3
       My new hobby
    A good book that shows you the fundamentals on how to learn certain items. It's a good book for somebody who has hobbies and likes to make something a little different.
     
    5
       My Grandson Loves this!
    Challenging and fun to operate when it is put together. My thirteen-year-old grandson was able to build it himself!
     
    4
       A good book for review and ideas, e-version skips pages on ipad
    The book provides a good, simple, and basic refresher overview of mechanical engineering concepts at the level of a maker would need, and offers enthusiasm and suggestions for starting your own projects. The kindle version has blank pages on the iPad, but is complete for MAC on the kindle. So I have to read this book on my computer, for this I slash the overall rating to a 4.
     
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       Disappointed
    Lots of photos, but nothing a Google search will provide a better example. Another internet resource is viv vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
     
    4
       Missing pages
    From what I can see, the book looks excellent. But the ebook version is missing many pages. I downloaded it twice and it misses the same pages both times.
     
    5
       Great resource for makers who want to know more about engineering
    Since I was a little boy, I have been in the workshop. I have been a maker for a long time. I am also a mechanical engineer. This book immediately got my attention. Many engineering concepts are explored including levers, gears, pulleys and other mechanisms. And the book has plenty of other information on materials sources, tools and other supporting topics. It deserves definitely a spot on your bookshelf.
     
    5
       Excellent introduction
    Great reference for makers or anyone who wants to do things around the house.
     
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