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Making a Penny-Powered Flashlight, a Flying LED Copter, and More!

Making a Penny-Powered Flashlight, a Flying LED Copter, and More!

by Marc De Vinck


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Are you ready to make amazing things?

With the do-it-yourself projects in this book, you'll explore the mysterious realm of electricity. Discover how electricity creates light, sound, and action as you:

  • Use a stack of pennies and cardboard discs to light up an LED
  • Launch a glowing LED copter into the sky
  • Play music with a speaker made out of an index card
  • Make spinning motors from a magnet, some wire, and a battery

Makey the robot and his friends introduce you to electrical circuits, electromagnetism, electroluminescence, AC/DC, the Lorentz force, Ohm's law, and more. They guide you step-by-step through each project with full-color drawings and amusing cartoons. You won't believe the things you can do with some copper wire, batteries, an LED, magnets, and a few craft materials!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680452716
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 89,890
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marc de Vinck's latest challenge was to co-develop and co-teach in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship (TE) program at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. This award-winning TE program has graduated students from all over the world, instilling the importance of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship. Prior to this, he was the Director of Product Development at Make: magazine and a member of the Make: Technical Advisory board. He has written numerous articles on do-it-yourself science and technology for Make:.

Mike Gray is an award-winning writer, cartoonist, animator, and director. He is also a proud father but, so far, has not won an award for that. You can peruse his portfolio online at

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Making a Penny-Powered Flashlight, a Flying LED Copter, and More! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read! Easy and fun to do with step-by-step instructions! Great for "kids" of all ages!! Love the picture graphics too!