Juvenile Nonfiction

Origami Toys

Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423616634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7571

Step-by-step instructions for making more than thirty interactive origami toys that flap, jump, fly, spin, bang, tumble, turn inside out, peck, snap, rock, and talk. Each design presents an exciting combination of interesting design and innocent delight. Paul Jackson is a professional paper artist and instructor living in Tel Aviv. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. His previous books include The Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft; Championship Paper Planes; The Pop-up Book; Origami: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide; and Tricks and Games with Paper. Interactive origami toys from world-renowned master.
Magic tricks

Houdini's Paper Magic

The Whole Art of Performing with Paper, Including Paper Tearing, Paper Folding and Paper Puzzles

Author: Harry Houdini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Magic tricks

Page: 206

View: 2628

Crafts & Hobbies

Trash Origami

25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials: Includes Origami Book & Downloadable Video Instructions

Author: Michael G. LaFosse,Richard L. Alexander

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462904971

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 7268

Make fun and functional origami out of your spare paper with this easy origami book. Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage—it's time to fold! World renowned origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way with Trash Origami. This origami book presents unique and fun projects from their Origamido Studio and from some of the world's best paper designers, including Nick Robinson, Herman Van Goubergen, and Rona Gurkewitz. The origami models are presented for the reader who may have little or no previous folding experience, making it a great origami-for-kids book and an effective way to learn origami. However, experienced paper folders will also be intrigued by the novel nature of the folds and the unusual materials involved. The origami designs are made from old calendar pages, candy wrappers, envelopes, newspaper, postcards, paper grocery bags and more. The downloadable video tutorial will make the folding process clearer and aid folders of all skill levels. Also provided is a guide to everyday materials that have the most folding potential leaving readers inspired to design and display their very own "trash" origami. This origami book features: Full-color, 95 page instructional book 25 unique origami projects Projects from top paper folding designers Clear, step-by-step directions Paper folding techniques and tips Accompanying downloadable instructional video Get ready to look at the contents of your wastebaskets and recycling bins with a different sensibility. You'll never need to buy expensive origami paper again! Origami projects include: Photo Cubes Candy Wrapper Butterflies Interlocking Flower Petals Custom-Bound Books And many more…
Books

Growing Point

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 6753

Crafts & Hobbies

Japanese Paper Toys Kit

Origami Paper Toys that Walk, Jump, Spin, Tumble and Amaze! (Downloadable Material Included)

Author: Andrew Dewar

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918913

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 1424

Make moveable origami projects with this great beginner-level origami kit! Origami Paper Toys Kit is a unique paper craft kit that brings together the of art paper folding and the fun of moveable toys. Amaze your friends as you watch your origami paper creations wiggle, walk, tumble, shuffle and spin right before your eyes! No need to learn origami folding, painting or cutting—just punch fold and enjoy! This easy origami kit contains: A full-colored 64-page booklet Clear step-by-step instruction and easy-to-follow diagrams 24 fun-to-do projects with 16 pre-cut cardstock characters 40 double-sided sheets of durable folding & construction papers 2 different paper sizes and many colors The step-by-step diagrams clearly show how an origami model is assembled as well as how it will move. Basic explanations of tools and techniques mean that the creative folder will soon be folding their own original karakuri origami creations! Origami projects include: Sumo Wrestlers Bobbing Bird Jumping Frog Lola the Ladybug And many more…
Crafts & Hobbies

Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book

Author: Ken Blackburn,Jeff Lammers

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781523502042

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9963

First the big planes got their turn, and they've made the most of it: The World Record Paper Airplane Book and Kids' Paper Airplane Book together have over a million copies in print, and they're still soaring. But now they've got a new little sibling: Pocket flyers Paper Airplane Book, a flyaway impulse book if ever there was one. Developed by the same team of Ken Blackburn and Jeff Lammers, Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book features 12 Lilliputian-size models, for a total of 74 planes. The models are about one-quarter the size of the planes in the previous books and are designed with original full-color graphics. There are easy folding instructions for each, as well as special tips on how to fly smaller aircraft. The portable package and its planes are perfect for small spaces: the office, the den, the back of the minivan, drinking establishments. The obsessed among us will try to establish a mini plane world record. The rest of us will be content to just fly these flashy Piper cubs of paper from one side of the room to the other. And with the Microjet, Angelfish, Flying Sneaker, Gargoyle, and Dragonfly, there promises to be a lot of contentment. 210,000 copies in print.
Crafts & Hobbies

Paper Engineering and Pop-ups For Dummies

Author: Rob Ives

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047040955X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 264

View: 3182

Covers a wide range of paper work projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models and features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams.
Design

Folding Techniques for Designers

From Sheet to Form

Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697217

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 3956

Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal, and many other materials. This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease-pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.
Crafts & Hobbies

Playing with Pop-ups

The Art of Dimensional, Moving Paper Designs

Author: Helen Hiebert

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627880321

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 4175

DIVEnter the enchanting world of pop-ups and handmade paper crafts. Join author Helen Hiebert as she guides you through materials, tools and pop-up basics including parallel folds, angle folds, combinations and variations, and layered pop-ups. Enjoy creating 20 projects to play with ranging from cards and books to buildings, graphic design pieces, and more. Featuring a high-end gallery of artists, whose beautiful work will inspire you to make your own amazing paper art, Playing with Pop-Ups will teach you to create interactive pieces that everyone will enjoy./div
Crafts & Hobbies

Gliding Flight

20 Excellent Fold and Fly Paper Airplanes

Author: John M. Collins

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417682447

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 146

View: 7330

For use in schools and libraries only. Provides instructions on basic origami folds to create a variety of paper airplanes.
Crafts & Hobbies

I Love Paper

Paper-Cutting Techniques and Templates for Amazing Toys, Sculptures, Props, and Costumes

Author: Fideli Sundqvist

Publisher: Quarry Books Editions

ISBN: 1631590251

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3757

Fall in love with the whimsical world of paper crafting and explore the never-ending possibilities of handmade paper art with this book. With a comprehensive introduction to various basic techniques, the text contains lots of tips, ideas and step-by-step instructions.
Technology & Engineering

Make Fun!

Create Your Own Toys, Games, and Amusements

Author: Bob Knetzger

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457194082

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 8288

You don't need to own a factory to make toys. Author and toymaker Bob Knetzger has been making fun stuff all his life with simple technology like vacuum forming and mold-making. In an age where makers are tantalized by the capabilities of 3d printers and other digital fab technology, this book takes you back to old-school hand tools, simple electronics, and working with metal and plastic to make toys every bit as good as those you can find in a big-box store. This book has something for everyone, from a marble maze to a talking booby trap; from custom cookie cutters to an "EZ Make" oven. Discover the basic principles of science, electronics, and engineering through hands-on projects that range from easy to more challenging... and are always fun!
Mathematics

Statistics Hacks

Tips & Tools for Measuring the World and Beating the Odds

Author: Bruce Frey

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553999

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

View: 5445

Want to calculate the probability that an event will happen? Be able to spot fake data? Prove beyond doubt whether one thing causes another? Or learn to be a better gambler? You can do that and much more with 75 practical and fun hacks packed into Statistics Hacks. These cool tips, tricks, and mind-boggling solutions from the world of statistics, measurement, and research methods will not only amaze and entertain you, but will give you an advantage in several real-world situations-including business. This book is ideal for anyone who likes puzzles, brainteasers, games, gambling, magic tricks, and those who want to apply math and science to everyday circumstances. Several hacks in the first chapter alone-such as the "central limit theorem,", which allows you to know everything by knowing just a little-serve as sound approaches for marketing and other business objectives. Using the tools of inferential statistics, you can understand the way probability works, discover relationships, predict events with uncanny accuracy, and even make a little money with a well-placed wager here and there. Statistics Hacks presents useful techniques from statistics, educational and psychological measurement, and experimental research to help you solve a variety of problems in business, games, and life. You'll learn how to: Play smart when you play Texas Hold 'Em, blackjack, roulette, dice games, or even the lottery Design your own winnable bar bets to make money and amaze your friends Predict the outcomes of baseball games, know when to "go for two" in football, and anticipate the winners of other sporting events with surprising accuracy Demystify amazing coincidences and distinguish the truly random from the only seemingly random--even keep your iPod's "random" shuffle honest Spot fraudulent data, detect plagiarism, and break codes How to isolate the effects of observation on the thing observed Whether you're a statistics enthusiast who does calculations in your sleep or a civilian who is entertained by clever solutions to interesting problems, Statistics Hacks has tools to give you an edge over the world's slim odds.
Design

Make: Props and Costume Armor

Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories

Author: Shawn Thorsson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680450026

Category: Design

Page: 296

View: 766

Have you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay? Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan-made suits of armored awesomeness strolling around every year on Halloween? Do you have a spot on your wall, bookshelf, or desk that desperately needs to be filled with a screen-accurate replica of your favorite science-fiction or fantasy weapon? If so, look no further. We've got just the book for you! In this book, master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations. He'll show you many of the tools, methods, and processes that you can use to create professional-looking science fiction and fantasy props and armor. The ultimate collision of creative imagination and practical maker skills, making props and costume armor involves sculpting, molding, casting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, painting, and countless other techniques and technologies. In this book, you'll learn: Basic fabrication methods using inexpensive, commonly-available tools and materials Simple, low-cost methods to make foam armor out of easy-to-find foam mats How to use the popular Pepakura software to build 3D models with paper Multiple molding and casting techniques How to build a "vacuforming" machine to make armor from plastic sheet stock Painting and weathering techniques that will bring your props to life Just enough safety advice to keep you from losing body parts along the way Whether you're just a beginner or a seasoned builder with countless projects behind you, this book is sure to be an invaluable addition to your workshop library.
Computers

Computer Vision

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Richard Szeliski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781848829466

Category: Computers

Page: 812

View: 6711

Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art? Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

M.c. Escher, Kaleidocycles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836518888

Category:

Page: 96

View: 5036

Make geometric figures yourself Everyone loves surprises, and in this book the magic of Escher's work is revealed in three dimensions. Use the perforated cards to make your own beautifully decorated geometric shapes. Forms of stunning symmetry and regularity are created when you combine geometry with Escher's art.
Business & Economics

Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698161866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3790

"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Business & Economics

Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (Commemorative Edition)

Author: John von Neumann,Oskar Morgenstern

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691130612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 739

View: 560

First published in 1944, this book, co-written by an economist & a mathematician, conceived a groundbreaking theory of economic & social organisation based on a theory of games of strategy. The result was a revolution in economics & game theory has since emerged as a major tool of analysis in many other fields.
Games

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498519

Category: Games

Page: 336

View: 1346

Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.