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Breakthrough!: Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

by John Melady

Canada's greatest medical breakthrough might well be insulin, but the telephone, the light bulb, the jetliner, the BlackBerry, and basketball also had Canadians behind them. Author John Melady showcases the...


Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into the Future of Technology

by James H. Carrott & Brian David Johnson

What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and...


Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket: 15 Projects with the Low-Cost Avr Attiny85 Board

by Mike Barela

Arduino's ubiquity and simplicity has led to a gigantic surge in the use of microcontrollers to build programmable electronics project. Despite the low cost of Arduino, you're still committing about $30 worth...


How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.

In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores...


Imagination and a Pile of Junk: A Droll History of Inventors and Inventions

by Trevor Norton

'In his whistle-stop tour of inventions large and small, the scientist Trevor Norton shares the Gershwins' view that invention is fundamentally comic.' The Sunday Times

Trevor Norton, who has been compared to...


Getting Started with Intel Galileo

by Matt Richardson

Getting Started with the Intel Galileo gets you up and running with this new, x86-powered board that was developed in collaboration between Arduino and Intel. You'll learn how to set it up, connect it to your...


The Independent Inventor's Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff

by Louis Foreman & Jill Gilbert Welytok

How do you actually turn a million-dollar idea into a million dollars? From scribble-on-the-napkin to product-on-the market, The Independent Inventor's Handbook explains everything a potential inventor needs...


Make: Basic Arduino Projects: 26 Experiments with Microcontrollers and Electronics

by Don Wilcher

This companion book to MakerShed's Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack provides 26 clearly explained projects that you can build with this top-selling kit right away--including multicolor flashing lights,...


Senefelder on Lithography: The Classic 1819 Treatise

by Alois Senefelder

From the father of this world-changing technology — vivid account of the medium's invention and a master's course in its application, including tips on tools and materials used in the process. 15 black-and-white...


Under the Microscope

by Earl Owen

Under the Microscope is the story of an extraordinary man, his many life-changing inventions, and his exceptional life and special friendships. Born into a family of doctors - on the paternal and maternal sides...


How to Get Your Amazing Invention on Store Shelves: An A-Z Guidebook for the Undiscovered Inventory

by Michael Cavallaro

Every year, more than 1.6 million new patents are filed worldwide and millions of new ideas sit on the desktops of basement inventors waiting to be turned into the life altering product that they have dreamed...


Analyzing Art and Aesthetics

by Anne Collins Goodyear & Margaret A. Weitekamp

This ninth volume of the Artefacts series explores how artists have responded to developments in science and technology, past and present. Rather than limiting the discussion to art alone, editors Anne Collins...


Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America

by Jason Fagone

An epic tale of invention, in which ordinary people’s lives are changed forever by their quest to engineer a radically new kind of car

 

In 2007, the X Prize Foundation announced that it would give $10 million...


DIY Inventions

by Richard Cromwell

DIY Inventions by Richard Cromwell

Guides an Inventor through ALL the Invention "Success Steps" to develop an initial idea into a new product which will earn an income.

How to Evaluate your idea to see if it will...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Weird Inventions

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

The writers behind Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader present this totally true treasury of amazing gizmos--devilish devices you never knew existed, created by people who thought the world absolutely needed what...


Australia's Greatest Inventions

by Lynda de Lacey

From the early invention of the boomerang as an effective hunting weapon to today's ground-breaking contributions to science and technology, Australians have always proven brilliantly adept at coming up with...


The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device

by Steve Lehto

Tracing the remarkable history of a certain kind of flying machine—from the rocket belt to the jet belt to the flying platform and all the way to Yves Rossy's 21st-century free flights using a jet-powered...


Success in Innovation: Improving the Odds by Understanding the Factors for Unsuccess

by Jan Verloop

Success in Innovation tackles its subject from a novel perspective: instead of focusing on factors for success, it specifically examines the factors for failure. Similar books often attempt to stimulate more...


Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity

by Edward Tenner

This delightful and instructive history of invention shows why National Public Radio dubbed Tenner “the philosopher of everyday technology.” Looking at how our inventions have impacted our world in ways...


Twelve Inventions Which Changed America: The Influence of Technology on American Culture

by Gerhard Falk

Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and...