The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies
Patrick Buckley, Lily Binns
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Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate
The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at a memorable 2005 Bay Area dinner party and resulted in the formation of the Hungry Scientist Society—a loose confederation of creative minds dedicated to the pursuit of projects possessing varying degrees of whimsy and utility.
Featuring twenty projects ranging from edible origami to glowing lollipops, cryogenic martinis to Tupperware boom boxes, the book draws from the expertise of programmers, professors, and garden-variety geeks and offers something to delight DIYers of all skill levels.
an old computer that have an audio-in jack rather than an external power supply will allow the boom box to be conveniently portable. If you’re using speakers with a wall adapter for power and you want to be able to walk around the block with your stereo on your shoulder, just wire up a battery pack that matches the voltage of the speakers’ wall adapter. With some additional batteries, you could try adding CCFT lamps (made for computer interiors to make them glow) for some snazzy lighting effects.
and the protein-chomping bacterial enzymes will retard the yeast’s gas production, thus making the dough less elastic and denser. Just give the dough plenty of time to rise. If you’re patient, you’ll hardly need to knead it. [BREAD OVEN LIFE] Ovens truly affect the measure of good bread. The sad truth is that after any adventurous home baker has taken the time to make his own bread, his conventional gas or electric oven does not have the ability to honor the endeavor and bake it as well as
shown. Gently solder the joint, and then trim away the protruding wire ends. 10 Your new Joule thief circuit is complete. Testing it is a critically important step; you MUST verify that it works before integrating it into the rest of the circuit. You should have two long wires coming off the circuit; one (red) is connected to the transformer and the other (blue) is connected to the transistor. To test it, strip the ends of those two wires and press them against the ends of a 1.5-V battery
the divided signal into V(SET2) becomes less than 1.3 V. When this happens, the red LED switches on. searchable terms Note: Entries in this index, carried over verbatim from the print edition of this title, are unlikely to correspond to the pagination of any given e-book reader. However, entries in this index, and other terms, may be easily located by using the search feature of your e-book reader. aluminum-can projects, resources, 192 aluminum-can stove, 61–68 equipment, 62
are known for having a half-life of five minutes, since the flecks of H2O ice that come out of the shaker melt quickly and water down the drink. One way to make martinis extra-cold and preserve them longer is to use frozen CO2, which can cool the alcohol to a lower temperature than frozen H2O can. Ingredients 2½ oz gin ½ oz vermouth, or more or less, to taste Olives or lemon peel, for garnish A few small (¼–¾-inch) chunks dry ice Equipment Martini glass, chilled Bar shaker, chilled