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More than seven decades of students and teachers have taken flight – or rather, their kites have taken flight – with the help of this classic kite book. But don’t let the book’s age fool you – it is adrift with fun and fascinating kites. From those that look like an elephant or a butterfly to the sophisticated triangular box kite with wings to the windmill kite, there are kites for everyone’s taste. Construction and flying tips are also included.
For any good competition, rules are a must. This catalog lays out the rules and materials available for constructing a vehicle from the 3-D Printing: Vehicle Engineering Curriculum.
Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include transportation; alternative fuels; solar, wind, and hydro power; home insulation; construction; and more. The projects in this unique guide range from easy to more complex and are designed to optimize your time and simplify your life!
Highly readable and brimming with data, this profusely illustrated survey relates technology to historical epochs from earliest times to the beginning of the twentieth century. Agriculture, metalworking, building construction, textiles, early sources of power, mining, transportation, internal combustion machines, and much more are discussed. Includes a bibliography, indexes, and 354 black-and-white illustrations.
Using common materials such as rubber bands, glue, corrugated cardboard, aluminum foil, pencils, and so forth, kids can make windup racers, models, and toys that really move. Detailed illustrated instructions, templates, and a materials list are included for each of 13 different projects.
It all started by throwing wood into fire, but now biomass fuel means so much more. This guide will provide you and your students an understanding of the different types of biomass – from sewage sludge to energy crops – before delving into advantages/disadvantages of biomass, biomass farms, heating potential of different types of wood, anaerobic digestion, and more. Includes classroom activities and design challenges.
Mankind has been developing wind energy technology for centuries – and yet we are still making improvements! Follow along as this book guides you through a whirlwind of wind energy information, such as how wind generators work, blade design and function, wind turbine placement, industry growth, and more.
Includes classroom activity ideas.
We use water every day but rarely consider what it takes to get it into our homes. This guide takes a close look at the engineering involved in your local water utility, including types of water systems, pressure, designing a watershed, and planning and operating a water utility. Also covers water bills and home water heaters.
The guide starts by analyzing standard gas or electric water heater systems before moving on to solar-based systems. It covers the math applied to create and use solar water heaters, factors affecting a solar water system’s performance, six basic solar technologies, and how to integrate solar energy into other subjects. Four class activities provide hands-on applications of the concepts.
Knowing that solar cells get energy from the Sun is one thing, but understanding how they work, how they are designed, and how to make them the most efficient is more valuable to future engineers and alternative energy professionals.Starting with an in-depth look at the Sun and its yearly progress, students move on to learning about photovoltaics and the social and economic factors for using these solar energy systems as well as technological and scientific ones.
Answer key for Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction – Part 2.
Seventeen self-instructional, skill-building assignments challenge students to master specific and selected AutoCAD commands, operations, and formats necessary to draw and plot typical 2-D residential and commercial architectural drawings. Students progress step-by-step through the assignments, applying previous lessons while they expand their skills with each new exercise. Assignments are designed to span one semester of work and are grouped into two sections: the Georgian House introduces the range of basic 2-D commands needed to build a simple furnished floor plan and exterior elevation, and the Furness Brownstone presents more complex plan views and exterior elevations.