Mechanical Engineering for Makers: A Hands-On Guide to Designing and Making Physical Things

This practical, user-friendly reference book of common mechanical engineering concepts is geared toward makers who don't have...
$67.93 AUD
$67.93 AUD
SKU: 9781680455878
Product Type: Books
Please hurry! Only 18 left in stock
Author: Brian Bunnell
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Subtotal: $67.93
10 customers are viewing this product
Mechanical Engineering for Makers: A Hands-On Guide to Designing and Making Physical Things by Bunnell, Brian

Mechanical Engineering for Makers: A Hands-On Guide to Designing and Making Physical Things

$67.93

Mechanical Engineering for Makers: A Hands-On Guide to Designing and Making Physical Things

$67.93
Author: Brian Bunnell
Format: Paperback
Language: English
This practical, user-friendly reference book of common mechanical engineering concepts is geared toward makers who don't have (or want) an engineering degree but need to know the essentials of basic mechanical elements to successfully accomplish their personal projects. The book provides practical mechanical engineering information (supplemented with the applicable math, science, physics, and engineering theory) without being boring like a typical textbook. Most chapters contain at least one hands-on, fully illustrated, step-by-step project to demonstrate the topic being discussed and requires only common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools. Some projects also provide alternative materials and tools and processes to align with the reader's individual preferences, skills, tools, and materials-at-hand. Linked together via the authors' overarching project -- building a kid-sized tank -- the chapters describe the thinking behind each mechanism and then expands the discussions to similar mechanical concepts in other applications. Written with humor, a bit of irreverence, and entertaining personal insights and first-hand experiences, the book presents complex concepts in an uncomplicated way.

Highlights include:

  • Provides mechanical engineering information that includes math, science, physics and engineering theory without being a textbook
  • Contains hands-on projects in each chapter that require common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools
  • All hands-on projects are fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions
  • Some hands-on projects provide alternative materials and tools/processes to align with the reader's individual preferences, skills, tools and materials-at-hand
  • Includes real-world insights from the authors like tips and tricks ("Staying on Track") and fail moments ("Lost Track!")
  • Many chapters contain a section ("Tracking Further") that dives deeper into the chapter subject, for those readers that are interested in more details of the topic
  • Builds on two related Make: projects to link and illustrate all the chapter topics and bring individual concepts together into one system
  • Furnishes an accompanying website that offers further information, illustrations, projects, discussion boards, videos, animations, patterns, drawings, etc.

    Learn to effectively use professional mechanical engineering principles in your projects, without having to graduate from engineering school!

    Author: Brian Bunnell, Samer Najia
    Publisher: Make Community, LLC
    Published: 02/18/2020
    Pages: 232
    Binding Type: Paperback
    Weight: 0.95lbs
    Size: 9.40h x 7.60w x 0.50d
    ISBN: 9781680455878

    About the Author

    Brian Bunnell is a mechanical engineer by education but a tinkerer at heart. He earned his Engineering Degree from Clemson University in 2000 and has been working in mechanical design ever since. Brian began tinkering early on (creating crazy projects with his Dad), and Making quickly became his lifelong passion.

    Samer Najia holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from American University, but he is a passionate serial Maker, particularly of things that move and especially of things that fly. Samer started building at age six and never stopped. His projects just seem to get bigger over time.


  • Returns Policy

    You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

    You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

    If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

    Shipping

    We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

    When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

    Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

    Related Products

    Recently Viewed Products