What books got you diy-dreaming?
I can remember reading DIY books as a child and feeling empowered to build. Plans and dreams suddenly seemed within my reach. Ultimate forts, robots, go-karts, chemistry experiments of rotten-egg gas...
Online searching is replacing the hunt for hard bound how-to's. However, I still love finding instructions in used books or old library stacks. A lab partner in college found an old schematic of a vacuum-tube amplifier at a flea market. The clarity of that diagram convinced us to make the amp for his guitar.
Along those lines, I see some books have been mentioned in other forum postings
Two books I have found to be inspiring are The Art of Electronics
by Horowitz & Hill and Stalking the Wild Asparagus
by Euell Gibbons. Art of Electronics
pulled me out of "the bush league". As for Stalking
, I had never before read a cook book which paid so much attention to the preparation of the ingredients, as wild dishes require. Classics.
Care to share what set you free / inspired your creativity?