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Diy Satellite Platforms

RRP $19.99

Want to build your own satellite and launch it into space? It's easier than you may think. The first in a series of four books, this do-it-yourself guide shows you the essential steps needed to design a base picosatellite platform-complete with a solar-powered computer-controlled assembly-tough enough to withstand a rocket launch and survive in orbit for three months.

Whether you want to conduct scientific experiments, run engineering tests, or present an orbital art project, you'll select basic components such as an antenna, radio transmitter, solar cells, battery, power bus, processor, sensors, and an extremely small picosatellite chassis. This entertaining series takes you through the entire process-from planning to launch.

  • Prototype and fabricate printed circuit boards to handle your payload
  • Choose a prefab satellite kit, complete with solar cells, power system, and on-board computer
  • Calculate your power budget-how much you need vs. what the solar cells collect
  • Select between the Arduino or BasicX-24 onboard processors, and determine how to use the radio transmitter and sensors
  • Learn your launch options, including the providers and cost required
  • Use milestones to keep your project schedule in motion


Name That Movie! A Painless Vocabulary Builder

RRP $12.99

"Name That Movie A Painless Vocabulary Builder: Comedy & Action Edition" includes 300 primary vocabulary words drawn from movies popular with male students (who of course take a variety of standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED, and GRE ). Cumulatively, the book will present 700 vocabulary words, including synonyms.

Here's how it works:

1. A movie quote is presented to the reader.

2. The reader identifies the movie and scene from which the quote is taken.

3. The reader writes possible definitions for each bolded vocabulary word in the quote.

4. Answer and solutions are then provided.

We capitalize not only on teens' insatiable appetite for movies but on their having to take standardized tests like the SAT or ACT

Comedy and Action movies from Brian incorporates vocabulary words to help students prepare for their standardized tests include "Inglorious Bastard, The Dark Knight, Yes Man, Batman Begins, Role Models, Superbad, National Lampoon's Animal House, Watchmen, Lord of the Rings series, Austin Powers series, District 9, Bourne series, The Simpsons Movie, Gladiator, South Park, Fight Club, Star Trek, The Big Lebowski, Pirates of the Caribbean series, X-Men series, American Pie series, National Treasure series, Matrix series, The Departed, Wedding Crashers, Superman series, Star Wars series, Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter series, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Iron Man, Accepted, This Is Spinal Tap, Juno, V for Vendetta, Blues Brothers 2000, Anchorman, Fast and the Furious, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Terminator series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Three Amigos , Knocked Up, The Shawshank Redemption, Harold & Kumar series, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Unforgiven, Billy Madison, Borat, Transformers series, Old School, The Hangover, I Love You, Man, Oceans 13, Liar, Liar, Dead Poets Society, Pulp Fiction, Wall Street, Into the Wild, and Indiana Jones series."



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