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Friday 18 October 2019

Review: Inventor Lab: Projects for Genius Makers

Have you ever wondered how to make an infinity mirror, a door alarm or your own bugbot? How about a remote-controlled snake, a bottle boat or an electromagnetic crane? Inventor Lab has the information to make these and many other inventions.

This clear and concise how-to manual, begins with an important section on safety, followed by a summary of the tools and materials referred to in the book, and brief tutorials on some of the skills required, such as using a drill, a hot glue gun and a soldering iron.

There are ideas for budding and accomplished inventors, with step-by-step instructions, aided by distinct photographs, allowing readers to build real working machines from common materials.

This book is suitable for anyone over 9 years of age, although younger children may still require some adult assistance. Inventor Lab not only provides the instructions to build the various pieces of equipment listed, but may also stimulate readers to consider using these techniques to create their own unique inventions.

Title: Inventor Lab: Projects for Genius Makers
Publisher: DK, $24.99
Publication Date: 6 August 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241343517
For ages: 9 - 15
Type: Nonfiction