Friday, September 9, 2016
ReadItDaddy's First Book of the Week - Week Ending 9th September 2016 - "Pinball Science - Build your Own Pinball Machine" by Ian Graham, Nick Arnold and Owen Davey (Templar Publishing)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Book of the Week 2016, Build your Own Pinball Machine, Ian Graham, Nick Arnold, Owen Davey, Pinball Science, Templar Publishing
The answer is inside "Pinball Science - Build your Own Pinball Machine" by Ian Graham, Nick Arnold and Owen Davey.
The book describes all the interesting science-ey type stuff that goes into making sure a pinball machine works in the way it does, examining the science of force, energy and motion to explain the theory behind the (very enjoyable) practical side of building a table.
Of course, the first thing children will want to do is get that pinball table built. The science can wait, there's makin' to do!
We spent a very enjoyable (if slightly fiddly) couple of hours putting together the awesome table from the sturdy card parts and the container that ships with the book. Can you REALLY build your own table? Really? You bet..!
|Charlotte sure plays a mean pinball!|
It works surprisingly well too. The marble pings around, the flippers work, the awesome spiral chute works as well as the spinning targets and bumpers. We were utterly delighted with how brilliant the finished model is.
Back to the science, and some brilliant diagrams and explanations of how things really work and why...
|Fantastic illustrations from Owen Davy help to bring the science to life!|
|Forces and gravity are your friends when it comes to pinging a ball around a table|
We were quite literally bowled over by this book. What an utterly amazing and fantastic idea!
|Wow. This has to be a shoe-in for "most innovative book design of the year" surely?|
Charlotte's best bit: Playing pinball and pinging the ball up the spiral chute (trickier than it sounds!)
Daddy's favourite bit: Building the table and reading all the 'cool science' behind pinball machines.
(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)
"Pinball Science - Build your own Pinball Machine"
Written by Ian Graham and Nick Arnold
Illustrated by Owen Davy
Published by Templar Publishing
Publication Date: 8th September 2016