In Duct Tape Engineer--the book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects hands-on educator, master tinkerer, and author of Rubber Band Engineer, Lance Akiyama breaks away from table-top crafts and shows you how to design, sculpt, and build backpacks, kayaks, catapults, a queen-size bed, and even even a writing desk and chair with duct tape. These fourteen projects are designed to be long-lasting as well as fun, and include advice on solid construction techniques and even weather proofing. Packed with full-color illustrations and easy to follow instructions, Duct Tape Engineer will make the perfect gift for any maker on your list.
Lance Akiyama is the author of four books in Rockport's Engineer series: Rubber Band Engineer; Duct Tape Engineer; Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer; and The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook. Lance is the Science Curriculum Manager for Galileo Learning (STEAM camps for Pre-K to 8th grade), for which he designs STEAM-based lessons and projects for K–8 students. He has been developing hands-on engineering projects for kids since 2011 and working in education since 2006. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.