Makers get ready. This is your ultimate must-have tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level–from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’s Stuck with Hackett on a rummage through the toolbox of yore–and a foray into the technologies of the future. HAND TOOLS A classic is a classic for a reason. Learn to build your own metal forge screen-print whatever you want swing a hammer better than your ancestors and repurpose what Hackett calls obtainium –but what others might call trash–into your own mad-scientist creations. POWER TOOLS Discover the supreme joy that is angle-grinding rig your own welding machine out of a junked car battery or three and meet and master a whole host of electronic gadgets–LEDs piezo buzzers solar panels and more. ROBOTS BEYOND When it comes to making there’s a whole new skillset in town. Get started with CNC milling laser-cutting programming microcontrollers and 3D printing in a chapter that’s all about building what’s next. MUCH MORE Setting up a hackerspace drones and space exploration tools circuitry basics sourcing and crowdsourcing and biotechnology- just to name a few more. You name it it’s probably in this book.