November 3, 2013

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab

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A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burgular Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself
Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they're sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It's not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own - engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects. Ages 9 to 12.