Rubber Band Engineer

When you see a rubber band, you almost always start thinking of uses for it. Sure, you could just wrap it around a stack of papers to hold them together, but shooting it across the room is much more fun. However, you could try bigger projects, and really stretch the uses of rubber bands.

In Rubber Band Engineer, Lance Akiyama provides instructions for 10 projects that take the simple rubber band to new levels. From a shooter that can fire many different projectiles to a trebuchet, you can find something to make and have some fun. Each project includes clear instructions and materials lists, so you will know what you need and how to do it. There are pictures that show you the steps, and he provides alternatives in case you don’t have the same materials on hand.

With the proper supervision, the projects can be made by older children and used as ways to teach them about physics and the math involved in building things. Even people who are kids at heart can use the book to turn free time into a fun activity.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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