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.

AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies

Author: David Byrnes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118024409
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Computers

An introduction to the drafting software covers every aspect of this program, from the basics to more advanced applications, and furnishes the latest features, including Internet-driven design capabilities.

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.

Maker Dad

Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544114548
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

In the spirit of The Daring Book for Girls, the first DIY project guide for fathers and daughters from the founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief ofMAKE magazine.

Python for Kids

Author: Jason R. Briggs
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274078
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the basics of the Python programming language, covering how to use data structures, organize and reuse code, draw shapes and patterns with turtle, and create games and animations with tkinter.

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.

Ada Twist Scientist

Author: Andrea Beaty
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613129685
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children’s characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.

Electricity for Young Makers

Author: Marc de Vinck
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781680452839
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learning to be a maker has never been more fun. Lavishly illustrated with cartoons and drawings, this book guides the reader through six hands-on projects using electricity. Discover the electrical potential lurking in a stack of pennies - enough to light up an LED or power a calculator! Launch a flying LED copter into the air. Make a speaker that plays music from an index card. Build working motors from a battery, a magnet, and some copper wire. Have fun while learning about and exploring the world of electricity. The projects in this book illuminate such concepts as electric circuits, electromagnetism, electroluminescence, the Lorentz force and more. You'll be amazed by the results you get with a handful of simple materials.

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.

Between Silk and Cyanide

Author: Leo Marks
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780752471600
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: History

In 1942, with a black-market chicken under his arm, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went to war. He was twenty-two and a cryptopgraher of genius. In Between Silk and Cyanide, his critically acclaimed account of his time in SOE, Marks tells how he revolutionised the code-making techniques of the Allies, trained some of the most famous agents dropped into France including Violette Szabo and 'the White Rabbit', and why he wrote haunting verse including his 'The Life that I have' poem. He reveals for the first time the disastrous dimensions of the code war between SOE and the Germans in Holland; how the Germans were fooled into thinking a Secret Army was operating in the Fatherland itself, and how and why he broke General de Gaulle's secret code. Both thrilling and poignant, Marks's book is truly one of the last great Second World War memoirs.

Making Things See

Author: Greg Borenstein
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449307073
Release Date: 2012-01-27
Genre: Computers

A guide to creating computer applications using Microsoft Kinect features instructions on using the device with different operating systems, using 3D scanning technology, and building robot arms, all using open source programming language.

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.

Leo and His Circle

Author: Annie Cohen-Solal
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307593047
Release Date: 2010-05-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Leo Castelli reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. Now Annie Cohen-Solal, author of the hugely acclaimed Sartre: A Life (“an intimate portrait of the man that possesses all the detail and resonance of fiction”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times), recounts his incalculably influential and astonishing life in Leo and His Circle. After emigrating to New York in 1941, Castelli would not open a gallery for sixteen years, when he had reached the age of fifty. But as the first to exhibit the then-unknown Jasper Johns, Castelli emerged as a tastemaker overnight and fast came to champion a virtual Who’s Who of twentieth-century masters: Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Twombly, to name a few. The secret of Leo’s success? Personal devotion to the artists, his “heroes”: by putting young talents on stipend and seeking placement in the ideal collection rather than with the top bidder, he transformed the way business was done, multiplying the capital, both cultural and financial, of those he represented. His enterprise, which by 1980 had expanded to an impressive network of satellite galleries in Europe and three locations in New York, thus became the unrivaled commercial institution in American art, producing a generation of acolytes, among them Mary Boone, Jeffrey Deitch, Larry Gagosian, and Tony Shafrazi. Leo and His Circle brilliantly narrates the course of one man’s power and influence. But Castelli had another secret, too: his life as an Italian Jew. Annie Cohen-Solal traces a family whose fortunes rose and fell for centuries before the Castellis fled European fascism. Never hidden but also never discussed, this experience would form the core of a guarded but magnetic character possessed of unfailing old-world charm and a refusal to look backward—traits that ensured Castelli’s visionary precedence in every major new movement from Pop to Conceptual and by which he fostered the worldwide enthusiasm for American contemporary art that is his greatest legacy. Drawing on her friendship with the subject, as well as an uncanny knack for archival excavation, Annie Cohen-Solal gives us in full the elegant, shrewd, irresistible, and enigmatic figure at the very center of postwar American art, bringing an utterly new understanding of its evolution. From the Hardcover edition.

The Rules of Rebellion

Author: Amity Hope
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 9781640635142
Release Date: 2018-04-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

1. Skinny dip (her idea) 2. Stargaze (his idea) 3. Prank someone (her idea) 4. Go on a date (his idea) Leo Zimmerman has had a crush on his curvy friend Kylie Jenkins since forever, so when he discovers the girl with a flair for candy making has a newfound plan to rebel against her overbearing parents, he’s determined to be the one to help her carry it out. Who better than himself to show her the ropes of letting loose? Sure, taking her to her first high school party, helping her sneak out of the house, or watching a sunset together isn’t exactly a hardship, but much harder is masking his feelings the more time they spend together. And when he suggests adding “a first date” to Kylie’s plan and she accepts...suddenly all his dreams seem to be coming true. But Leo’s got a secret that could change everything between them, and it’s only a matter of time before it comes to the surface. Each book in the The Rules of Persuasion series is STANDALONE: *The Rules of Persuasion *The Rules of Rebellion