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~EPUB ♗ The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, ScienceTechnology ⚔ The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that s part science and part technology Joinmakers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work and use the special conductive ink on the cover to do some tinkering yourself Brought to you by the Exploratorium s Tinkering Studio The Art of Tinkering is sort of like an inspiration porn type of book Rather than offering discrete tips and tricks to beginners, it showcases several different types of projects that live at the intersection of art and engineering, and then indicates how something similar might be accomplished by a normal person.I honestly found most of the projects in this book to be either intimidating and I ve been a tinkerer for years or ugly AF Thankfully I m already established in my creative and The Art of Tinkering is sort of like an inspiration porn type of book Rather than offering discrete tips and tricks to beginners, it showcases several different types of projects that live at the intersection of art and engineering, and then indicates how something similar might be accomplished by a normal person.I honestly found most of the projects in this book to be either intimidating and I ve been a tinkerer for years or ugly AF Thankfully I m already established in my creative and nerdy hobbies this book may have seriously turned me off to it if I had read it several years ago This book was amazing It s organization is so straightforward and inspiring that I read it cover to cover rather than as a table book First it introduces you to a Tinkerer, then it shows you how to do that style yourself and then it shows you various other artists working in that same tinker genre I ended up looking up so many artists tinkerers to learnabout their work This book is inspiring, interesting and a fun read weather you tinker or not. What an amazing bookany librarian interested in makerspaces should read it cover to cover I skimmed it once and then really began reading each page The ideas, inventions and projects are eclectic and incredibly creative The book is arranged in little chapter of 4 spreads The first spread highlights a project by a specific maker, the next is a visual journal bio about the makers creative process, a manageable project follows and then the last spread is about additional makers and projects What an amazing bookany librarian interested in makerspaces should read it cover to cover I skimmed it once and then really began reading each page The ideas, inventions and projects are eclectic and incredibly creative The book is arranged in little chapter of 4 spreads The first spread highlights a project by a specific maker, the next is a visual journal bio about the makers creative process, a manageable project follows and then the last spread is about additional makers and projects of the same medium Some of my favorites were the sections on aerial photography, the fused plastic and recycling, tapigami, and squishy circuits There are so many takeaways that I will go through onetime for notes on how I might apply ideas in the book Brilliant Not what I expected It s an art book that happens to use rudimentary technology like battery LED used in tinkering Even for what it was within expectations, it s just a static showcase of moving dynamic art pieces, but in a book A video documentary may have been a better medium for this content.I love the Exploratorium but unfortunately this book did not satiate my interest in tinkering making, and the art projects did not quite come off the page as maybe was intended. This is a mesmerizing book that captures the possibility and amazing power of tinkering Truthfully I found it overwhelming at times, but I think that is only a testament to the fact that books and activities like this were not encouraged with my generation or the ones that came before it How wonderful that we live in a time that art and science and technology can intersect and be celebrated in such a fashion Our world needstinkering An inspiring must read for any aspiring tinkerer, sci This is a mesmerizing book that captures the possibility and amazing power of tinkering Truthfully I found it overwhelming at times, but I think that is only a testament to the fact that books and activities like this were not encouraged with my generation or the ones that came before it How wonderful that we live in a time that art and science and technology can intersect and be celebrated in such a fashion Our world needstinkering An inspiring must read for any aspiring tinkerer, scientist, question asker, or artist in your life Recommended by Austin Kleon in his weekly newsletter There is so much to love about this book and I am thinking a STEaM teacher would want to have this on hand as a go to idea generator for kids in the room. Great book An inspiration to those of us who work to inspire others. This book, by the folks at the Tinkering Studio at the awesome Exploratorium science museum, is filled with creative applications of everyday materials To only list a few of my favorites Inflatable plastic bear, placed over NYC subway vents and expand when a train goes by, to the delight of passerby page 190 Using foam and paper to build cam mechanisms mechanical linkages that transfer rotary motion to linear motion, or vice versa page 146 This was mind blowing what a novel human in This book, by the folks at the Tinkering Studio at the awesome Exploratorium science museum, is filled with creative applications of everyday materials To only list a few of my favorites Inflatable plastic bear, placed over NYC subway vents and expand when a train goes by, to the delight of passerby page 190 Using foam and paper to build cam mechanisms mechanical linkages that transfer rotary motion to linear motion, or vice versa page 146 This was mind blowing what a novel human invention, on the same level as the wheel, but I hadn t encountered it before Yarn bombing and funky science creations out of textiles page 98 Such a mash up of disparate concepts So creative So colorful Battery magnet bended copper wire homopolar motor page 112 You can bend the copper wire into any shape you like, so long as it touches one end of the battery and the magnet on the other end, and it spins the battery also heats up, but you get some amount of whimsical glory until then.My first read through, I was disappointed in a few of the subjects for being pretty photos of things that didn t actually work in particular some of the Instrument a Day ideas were things that could be done in less than 5 minutes Some have issues with the Maker community for focusing too much on create something, anything and not enough on studiously attaining the technical know how through hard work I am ok with giving credit to a creation even if it doesn t require too much technical background, so long as it exhibits a novel creative take on things that I wasn t expecting Then it is art, and my brain has to think differently, and I really like that Most of this book satisfied that criteria, but not all Some of the art projects could have been 10x better if they had only done sometechnical research, instead of just hacking based on limited info So, originally, I gave this book four stars.On my second read through, however, was when I encountered the homopolar motor instructions While they don t explain how the physics behind why this works in the book, opting instead to just have photos and instructions, the sheer whimsy and simplicity of the thing was amazing It made the entire book worth 10xin my mind.Overall, sadly, this is not a book through which you will learn engineering concepts It isn t the science book that I was expecting That makes sense, though That s not their goal They want to inspire people to tinker, not become engineers Utterly fascinating, definitely planning to reread indepth soon