The Big Book of Maker Skills - Chris Hackett

The Big Book of Maker Skills

By Chris Hackett

  • Release Date: 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Lifestyle & Home


Makers, get ready: This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product.

In The Big Book of Maker Skills: 334 Tools and Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects, 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.

With an emphasis on making DIY projects that can change the world, The Big Book of Maker Skills includes sections and tutorials on:

Setting Up a Hackerspace
Picking the Right Tools
Welding Smarts
Circuitry Basics
Programming & Arduinos
Working with Wood
3-D Printing
CNC Routing
Testing & Prototyping
Drones and Space Exploration Tools
Sourcing and Crowdsourcing