Specific projects include:
- Active Desktop: Over-engineered and cunningly executed, this postmillennial version of the classic French revolutionary guillotine is the last word in cigar accessories. Or desktop snack choppers.
- BallistaMail: This Greco-Roman missile (good for launching spears, javelins and the occasional boulder) scales down to an intimidatingly powerful interoffice mail delivery system. Your memos will never be ignored again!
- Maple Mike: Because golfing is a stepping stone to boardroom success, make your own desktop simulation of the perfect golf swing in one easy-to-use/easy-to-build project.
- Haze-o-Matic 3000: Bring the fog of war to your contract negotiations. Build a mechanism thats as inherently cool as a fog machine and mystify your co-workers!
- The Gysin Device: Harness your subconscious for enhanced creativity with this lucid dream induction deviceall from the comfort of your own cubicle! Sitar not included.
Available online today at www.store.makezine.com, Eccentric Cubicle offers far more than a collection of project how-tos. Filled with oblique industrial design, fabrication philosophies and sardonic social commentary, Eccentric Cubicle offers the reader encouragement to adapt, modify and hack their way through their builds. The books overall intent is to infuse the new-school Do-It-Yourself community with a therapeutic dose of slightly non-Euclidean engineering, classic shop techniques and surreally interpreted physics, explains Harris. The projects are intended to make people say, It does WHAT?!
Kaden Harris makes antiques from a parallel universe: museum-quality miniature catapults and machina arcana, handcrafted corporate gifts, and executive rewards. He lives in Vancouver, B.C., with his wife, "The Sourceress," and six shopcats: Tolka, Miqo, Aggie, Jasper, Pugsley, and The Giant Cat-Bear.Eccentric Cubicle
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