LEO the Maker Prince

Author: Carla Diana
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781457183102
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO's journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.

LEO the Maker Prince

Author: Carla Diana
Publisher: Make Books
ISBN: 1457183145
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

While trying to pedal home to Brooklyn before Hurricane Sandy hits, Carla meets Leo, a 3D printing robot that can make anything Carla draws; Leo tells Carla about other 3D printing robots and the kinds of jobs they perform.

Moving Pictures

Author: Budd Schulberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453261767
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When your father helps make the careers of Cary Grant, Clara Bow, and Gary Cooper, you grow up with stories to tell . . . When Seymour Wilson “Budd” Schulberg moved from New York to Los Angeles as a child, Hollywood’s filmmaking industry was just getting started. To some, the region was still more famous for its citrus farms than its movie studios. In this iconic memoir, Schulberg, the son of one of Tinseltown’s most influential producers, recounts the rise of the studios, the machinations of the studio heads, and the lives of some of cinema’s earliest and greatest stars. Even as Hollywood grew to become one of the country’s most powerful cultural and economic engines, it retained the feel of a company town for decades. Schulberg’s sparkling recollections offer a unique insider view of both the glitter and dark side of the dream factory’s early years. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Zero to Maker

Author: David Lang
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781449356392
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you possessed by the urge to invent, design, and make something that others enjoy, but don’t know how to plug into the Maker movement? In this book, you’ll follow author David Lang’s headfirst dive into the Maker world and how he grew to be a successful entrepreneur. You’ll discover how to navigate this new community, and find the best resources for learning the tools and skills you need to be a dynamic maker in your own right. Lang reveals how he became a pro maker after losing his job, and how the experience helped him start OpenROV—a DIY community and product line focused on open source undersea exploration. It all happened once he became an active member of the Maker culture. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap. Take an eye-opening journey from unskilled observer to engaged maker-entrepreneur Enter the Maker community to connect with experts and pick up new skills Use a template for building a maker-based entrepreneurial lifestyle Learn from the organizer of the first-ever Maker Startup Weekend Be prepared for exciting careers of the future

Waking Beauty

Author: Leah Wilcox
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698198715
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Prince Charming finds Sleeping Beauty and her fairies, he doesn't know what to do. The fairies try to tell him, but he keeps interrupting with crazy ideas of his own such as shouting, jumping on her bed, and pouring water on her. Of course none of those work, and he is mortified when he finally hears what he has to do! A hilarious twist on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, this is a companion to the hit Falling for Rapunzel.

How Big Is a Foot

Author: Rolf Myller
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780307567710
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed? because beds at the time had not yet been invented. The Queen's birthday is only a few days away. How can they figure out what size the bed should be? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cubed

Author: Nikil Saval
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385536585
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: History

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy of the white-collar world and how it came to be the way it is—and what it might become. In the mid-nineteenth century clerks worked in small, dank spaces called “counting-houses.” These were all-male enclaves, where work was just paperwork. Most Americans considered clerks to be questionable dandies, who didn’t do “real work.” But the joke was on them: as the great historical shifts from agricultural to industrial economies took place, and then from industrial to information economies, the organization of the workplace evolved along with them—and the clerks took over. Offices became rationalized, designed for both greater efficiency in the accomplishments of clerical work and the enhancement of worker productivity. Women entered the office by the millions, and revolutionized the social world from within. Skyscrapers filled with office space came to tower over cities everywhere. Cubed opens our eyes to what is a truly "secret history" of changes so obvious and ubiquitous that we've hardly noticed them. From the wood-paneled executive suite to the advent of the cubicles where 60% of Americans now work (and 93% of them dislike it) to a not-too-distant future where we might work anywhere at any time (and perhaps all the time), Cubed excavates from popular books, movies, comic strips (Dilbert!), and a vast amount of management literature and business history, the reasons why our workplaces are the way they are—and how they might be better.

Becoming Batman

Author: E. Paul Zehr
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801896217
Release Date: 2009-11-17
Genre: Science

A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.

Peter and Pablo the Printer

Author: Jeffrey Ito
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539168808
Release Date: 2016-09-25
Genre:

An Unexpected Birthday Present Turns Into A Magical 3D Printer Peter is about to turn seven years old. For his upcoming Birthday he is gifted a 3D Printer by his father - one that is capable of printing anything! Enter Pablo The Printer Pablo The Printer is powered by invention, fun and courage. While most 3D Printers can only print in plastic, Pablo can literally print things to life! Pablo not only prints Peter the toys he wants, including a new best friend (a blue dog named Rocky will always be a man's best friend), but he also shares timeless wisdom with him. Peter soon learns a valuable lesson. Even though Pablo is capable of printing anything, it doesn't mean that Peter should print everything. Along the way, Peter meets a few new friends and learns first-hand the power of why imagination is so important for the next industrial revolution. So, will you join Peter and Pablo in their adventure to make the future? Book Description & Morals: Pablo The Printer teaches children the value and potential effects of technology. Technology has brought us amazing things from the printing press to the computer. Technology will not, however, be able to replace the social interaction and communication present in the modern world. Like all things in life and the ideas that come 3D printers should be treated with love & respect.

The Maker s Manual

Author: Paolo Aliverti
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781457193958
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Maker's Manual is a practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a hero of the new industrial revolution. It features dozens of color images, techniques to transform your ideas into physical projects, and must-have skills like electronics prototyping, 3d printing, and programming. This book's clear, precise explanations will help you unleash your creativity, make successful projects, and work toward a sustainable maker business. Written by the founders of Frankenstein Garage, which has organized courses since 2011 to help makers to realize their creations, The Maker's Manual answers your questions about the Maker Movement that is revolutionizing the way we design and produce things.

The Glorious Heresies

Author: Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 9780804189088
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Fiction

From Lisa McInerney, hailed by The Irish Times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today,” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization. Biting and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places. — New York Time's Book Review's "10 Best Crime Novels" of the year

Hello World Where Design Meets Life

Author: Alice Rawsthorn
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 9781468309300
Release Date: 2014-02-06
Genre: Design

It is often said that we are living in a new golden age of design. Our gadgets, appliances, and cars are sleeker and more elegant than they’ve ever been; in our free time, we trawl the internet for pictures of flawless minimalist interiors; and even the great industrialist of our time—Steve Jobs—is admired more for his visual savvy than his technological inventiveness. And yet with Instagram and Pinterest at our fingers and great design more available—and more affordable—than ever, we’ve had no guidebook to this ever-fascinating field. Though it’s an inescapable part of our lives, there has been no single book that could, in one fell swoop, tell us everything we need to know about design. Enter Hello World. The design critic for the International Heard Tribune, Alice Rawsthorn has spent many years reckoning with the history of design and with its place in contemporary life, and Hello World is the extraordinary summation of her research and reporting. Rawsthorn takes us on a trip through design that ranges across continents and centuries, and wherever she goes, she discovers inspiring, thrilling examples of resourcefulness, inventiveness, and sheer vision. From the macabre symbol with which eighteenth-century pirates terrorized their victims into surrender, to one woman’s quest for the best prosthetic legs, to the evolution of the World Cup soccer ball, Hello World describes how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists, and professional designers have used the complex, often elusive process of design to different ends throughout history. Hailed as a “rapid-fire and illuminating ode to contemporary design” (Telegraph) and “an extremely readable tour of the subject” (Financial Times), Hello World is a major work that radically broadens our understanding of what design can mean, and explains how we can use it to make sense of our ever-changing universe.

Matched to a Billionaire

Author: Kat Cantrell
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781460334829
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Wanted: one convenient wife Venture capitalist Leo Reynolds is married to his work, but now he needs a wife. Someone to run his home, host his parties—and accept a marriage that's strictly business. His one rule: love will play no part in their union. At least that's the lie he tells himself, until he meets his match…. Enter Daniella White—handpicked by the matchmaker as the perfect wife. Marriage to Leo means security, and she's willing to give up passion for friendship. But the moment they meet, sparks fly. And now temptation—and Leo's own heart—have the billionaire ready to change all the rules.

You Are a Badass

Author: Jen Sincero
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 9780762448319
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Self-Help

YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass®, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

The World Set Free

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Fantastica via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781787241886
Release Date: 2017-02-22
Genre: Fiction

The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal. From the outset of his terrestrial career we find him supplementing the natural strength and bodily weapons of a beast by the heat of burning and the rough implement of stone. So he passed beyond the ape. From that he expands.