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Memoirs

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Breakthrough - How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World - Jack Andraka; Matthew Lysiak
ISBN: 9780062369659
Why you should read it...
Jack Andraka was just a fifteen-year-old Maryland high school student when he invented an inexpensive early-detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers.Tells the story of a teen inventor who didn't give up in the face of homophobic bullying and depression. Inspiring and emotional.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer
ISBN: 0061730335
Why you should read this...
Fourteen year old William Kamkwamba builds a windmill so he can enjoy electricity in his small village in Malawi. There's a Young Reader edition of this title for grades 5 and up. (ISBN-13: 978-0803740808)
There is also a picture book version for younger children.

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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream - Joshua Davis
ISBN: 9780374534981
In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much―but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot.

 

Tech Ideas to Get Started

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62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer - Randy Sarafan
ISBN: 9780761152439
Computer hacking takes on a whole new meaning when you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: announcing the most wildly inventive, eco-friendly craft book on repurposing everyday objects since Generation T. Except in this case the raw material isn't a T-shirt, but the stuff we all have lying around and have no idea what to do with, or even how to get rid of properly―your old cell phone, a broken printer, irredeemable iPod, busted digital camera, mysterious thatches of cables and wires, orphaned keyboards, and of course, those dead PCs and laptops.

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Unscrewed - Ed Sobey
ISBN: 9781569766040
Author Ed Sobey will show you how to safely disassemble more than 50 devices, including: Laser Printer, Radio-Controlled Car, Zip Drive, Videocassette Recorder, Paper Shredder, Audiocassette Player, Electric Drill, Computer Mouse, Keyboard, Fax Machine, Joystick, Floppy Drive, Videocassette Camera, Electric Clock, and More!

Each deconstruction project includes a “treasure cache” of the components to be found, a required tools list, and step-by-step instructions, with photos, on how to extract the working components. It also includes suggestions on how to repurpose your electronic finds. Why pay good money to an electronics store when you probably already have what you need in that old VCR, printer, or hair dryer? Fight the mindset of planned obsolescence—there’s technological gold in that there junk!

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The Big Book of Maker Skills - Popular Science Magazine Staff; Chris Hackett
ISBN: 9781616287269
Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’s Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the toolbox of yore—and a foray into the technologies of the future.

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