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Gadgets and Gizmos

by A. Detwiller

Have we lost our inventiveness? Rediscover it with this ebook. Clear wording and abundant diagrams give instructions for making over 40 gadgets, gizmos, interesting mechanical devices and simple, hands-on construction projects. The diagrams assist in ease of understanding. A high priority is given to being able to complete each project without special tools and materials. The cost of each project is low. All projects are make-it-yourself without having to buy kits. Only low cost and no cost materials are needed. Most items are made from small pieces of wooden boards, coat hanger wire, paper, used contrainers, discarded household items and common items found in most hardware stores. Many projects require no tools. Most require one or two common tools such as a scissors or hacksaw. This ebook will add to your appreciation and wonder about structural and mechanical curiosities. This ebook is a rich resource for the tinkerer. It is an aid to anyone who wants to develop ingenuity to use the tools and materials that happen to be available.

Gadgets and Gizmos is an e-book that will take you back to the days when we had to use everyday household items to create crafts and games.
Most, if not all, of the items you'll need to make these gadgets can be found around the house. Before you know it, you'll be making anything from a paperclip to a CD holder!
This program proves that you can still have fun the old-fashioned way.

These gadgets are not only a good way to recycle some of the discarded things around the house but they are also gadgets that will help the kids understand some mechanical priciples and give them a sense of having achieve something by themselves.

About Alan Detwiler: he grew up on a farm. Accomplishing the tasks necessary forcarrying on the operations of a farm often involve ingenuity in fixing out of order equipment or fashioning a make-do device to serve some need. As a result he became interested in mechanical devices. Alan often built simple gadgets and gizmos for the fun of it or to test whether an idea for a project would work.

Day to day life on a small farm gives insight into the natural world, science and how things work. He came to believe that nothing contributed more to ones enjoyment of life than learning about the world and appreciating the beauty and complexity of all that is around us. In keeping with his high regard for reality based entertainment, Alan started Slickditty Software in 1996. That company produces content that encourages appreciation and wonder for the world and the great opportunities it presents to us. He invites everyone to check out the company's web site at

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  • Date: 11/28/2001
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