Mechanical Engineering for Makers

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Mechanical Engineering for Makers

Synopsis : Learn to effectively use professional mechanical engineering principles in your projects, without having to graduate from engineering school!

Mechanical Engineering for Makers

This practical, user-friendly reference book of common mechanical engineering concepts is geared toward makers who don’t have (or want) an engineering degree but need to know the essentials of basic mechanical elements to successfully accomplish their personal projects. The book provides practical mechanical engineering information (supplemented with the applicable math, science, physics, and engineering theory) without being boring like a typical textbook. 

Most chapters contain at least one hands-on, fully illustrated, step-by-step project to demonstrate the topic being discussed and requires only common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools. Some projects also provide alternative materials and tools and processes to align with the reader’s individual preferences, skills, tools, and materials at hand. 

Linked together via the authors’ overarching project — building a kid-sized tank — the chapters describe the thinking behind each mechanism and then expand the discussions to similar mechanical concepts in other applications. Written with humor, a bit of irreverence, and entertaining personal insights and first-hand experiences, the book presents complex concepts in an uncomplicated way.

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Aimal Khan
Aimal Khan is the founder & CEO of Engineering Passion. He is an engineer and has obtained his bachelor's degree in energy engineering from Kandahar University.