Martin W. Sandler's Inventors presents the evolution of inventions as they have never been seen beforeâand celebrates the spirit of the great American inventors who let loose their imaginations and changed the world forever. Americans have been characterized by their inventive spirit since the days of Benjamin Franklin, but the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proved especially fruitful in groundbreaking discoveries that revolutionized life as we know it. This book includes an author's note, index, and over one hundred vintage photographs, posters, and paintings from the Library of Congress archives. 1997 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC). Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Advance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more. Â Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, covers:
Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
Op amps, regulators, and power supplies
Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
Who invented what, and when did they do it? From the ancient Egyptians to Thomas Edison, from the telephone to the space shuttle, this book length timeline is packed with inventions and inventors. Pick a point and start exploring!
Contrary to popular wisdom, you donât have to be an ace electrician, a coding prodigy, or a mechanical master to come up with a game-changing invention! You just need curiosity, a strong desire to fix a problem that you see in the world, and the determination to see your ideas become realityâand this book, which will teach you everything you need to go from zero to inventor.Â
Everyone wants to be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but thereâs never been a clear road map to becoming a wildly successful innovatorâuntil now. In The Total Inventorâs Manual, youâll learn to .â.â.
MAKE ONEÂ Get that great idea out of your brain and into the real world with a crash course in ideation, prototyping, and testing. Includes clever, can-do lessons in CAD, 3D-printing, laser-cutting, electronics, robotics, coding, and more.
SELL ONEÂ Whether youâre riding the Kickstarter wave or hitting the venture capital beat, get your idea fundedâand protect it with a proper patent. Then learn to refine your prototypeâs look and feel to give it a boost in the market.
MAKE MANYÂ Bring your invention to the masses with tips on manufacturing processes and best practices, plus solid advice for beginners on running a supply chain.
SELL MANYÂ Youâve built itâtime to make them come. Discover how to effectively position your product in the marketplace, deal with consumer feedback, and runâor sellâyour newly successful company.
With profiles by Rachel Nuwer on the winning inventors who brought you the .â.â. SPACE SUIT GLOVEâ â¢ âHEART STENTâ â¢ âSUPER SOAKERâ â¢ âROOMBAâ â¢ âDIGITAL CAMERAâ â¢ âMAKERBOT 3D PRINTERâ â¢ âUV WATER PURIFICATIONâ â¢ âHOME PREGNANCY TESTâ â¢ âAND MORE
* NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 *
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors--with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success.
This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world--and best friends, too.
How do you actually turn a million-dollar idea into a million dollars? From scribble-on-the-napkin to product-on-the market, The Independent Inventor's Handbook explains everything a potential inventor needs to know and the tools he or she needs to use to take a raw concept and turn it into reality.
Written by Louis J. Foreman, creator of the PBS series Everyday Edisons and a holder of multiple patents, together with patent attorney Jill Gilbert Welytok, here's a book that speaks directly to the inventive Americanâthe entrepreneur, the tinkerer, the dreamer, the basement scientist, the stay-at-home mom who figures out how to do it better. (over one million of them file patents each year.) Here is everything a future inventor needs: Understanding the difference between a good idea and a marketable idea. Why investing too much money at the outset can sink you. The downside of design patents, and how best to file an application for a utility patent. Surveys, online test runs, and other strategies for market research on a tight budget. Plus the effective pitch (hint: never say your target audience is "everyone"), questions to ask a prospective manufacturer, 14 licensing land mines to avoid, "looks-like" versus "works-like" prototypes, Ten Things Not to Tell a Venture Capitalist, and how to protect your invention once it's on the market. Appendices include a glossary of legal, manufacturing, and marketing terms, a sample nondisclosure agreement, and a patent application, deconstructed.
Hip, hip, hooray! Marcia Williams wields her witty comic-book style to applaud the creators of inventions that changed the world â and to inspire the inventor in us all.
What are your eight favorite inventions, and who were the persevering minds behind them? In a style as vivacious and accessible as ever, Marcia Williams honors the fine folks who brought us the printing press, the steam condenser, the steam train, the electric light, all of them stepping stones to ever more awesome inventions to come. Interspersed are brief snapshots of more than a hundred other inventions, from toothpaste to toilet paper rolls, the World Wide Web to, yes, sliced bread. There's also a tribute to women inventors â the force behind such indispensable items as windshield wipers, submarine telescopes, and bulletproof vests.
Everyone has played with LEGOÂ® toys, but not many people know who is behind this awesome invention. This fun and engaging book tells the story of how a Danish carpenter and his family turned a desperate situation into the most popular toy in history. With full-color illustrations and lively text, and chock-full of interesting facts, Awesome Minds: The Inventors of LEGOÂ® Toys is the perfect read for those with creative spirits and curious minds.
This book is an independently authored and published biography of the family that created the LEGOÂ® construction toy and is not sponsored or endorsed by or affiliated in any way with the LEGO Group of companies, owner of the LEGOÂ® trademarks.
From the first printing press to the World Wide Webâthe Cat looks at inventors and inventions that have changed our lives! Â The Cat in the Hat goes back in time to meet with the masterminds of more than a dozen inventions that made a major impact on our lives todayâfrom famous figures like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright brothers to lesser-known ones like Garrett Morgan, Mary Anderson, and Tim Berners-Lee. Children will learn basic information about each invention, as well as fascinating facts like how Guttenbergâs famous printing machine was made from an old wine press, how a steaming teakettle may have inspired the creation of the steam engine, and how table salt changed the history of photography. Ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards, and a natural for fans of the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, this is a great way to introduce beginning readers to science!
Autodesk Inventor 2018 and Engineering Graphics: An Integrated Approach will teach you the principles of engineering graphics while instructing you on how to use the powerful 3D modeling capabilities of Autodesk Inventor 2018. Using step by step tutorials, this text will teach you how to create and read engineering drawings while becoming proficient at using the most common features of Autodesk Inventor. By the end you will be fully prepared to take and pass the Autodesk Inventor Certified User Exam.
This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. The chapters in this text proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making complete sets of engineering drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important concepts of Engineering Graphics, as well as in-depth discussions of parametric feature-based CAD techniques.
This textbook contains a series of fifteen chapters, with detailed step-by-step tutorial style lessons, designed to introduce beginning CAD users to the graphic language used in all branches of technical industry. This book does not attempt to cover all of Autodesk Inventor 2018 s features, only to provide an introduction to the software. It is intended to help you establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals 3. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts 4. Geometric Constructions 5. Model History Tree 6. Geometric Construction Tools 7. Orthographic Projection and Multiview Constructions 8. Dimensioning and Notes 9. Tolerancing and Fits 10. Pictorials and Sketching 11. Auxiliary Views and Reference Geometry 12. Section Views & Symmetrical Features in Designs 13. Threads and Fasteners 14. Assembly Modeling and Working Drawings 15. Introduction to Stress Analysis Appendix A. Running and Sliding Fits American National Standard Appendix B. Metric Limits and Fits Appendix C. Unified National Thread Form Appendix D. Metric Thread Form Appendix E. Fasteners (Inch Series) Appendix F. Metric Fasteners Appendix G. Fasteners Appendix H. References