The Boy Mechanic

Best Projects from the Classic Popular Mechanics Series

The Boy Mechanic

This nostalgic flashback to a simpler time is filled with illustrated projects that range from the everyday (birdhouse, bean shooter) to the unusual (ice glider, magnetic theater).

Popular Mechanics Magazine

Written So You Can Understand it

Popular Mechanics Magazine


Popular Mechanics

An Illustrated Weekly Review of the Mechanical Press of the World

Popular Mechanics


Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-to

Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-to

Provides an extensive home repair guide for both interior and exterior home repairs, including installing windows, laying floors, and building fences.

The Boy Scientist

160 Extraordinary Experiments and Adventures

The Boy Scientist

A classic collection of 160 experiments taken from turn-of-the-twentieth-century issues of Popular Mechanics, making science engaging and entertaining for young mad scientists.

Popular Mechanics for Young Widows

Popular Mechanics for Young Widows

Lamar devoted every waking moment of his last months of life secretly tinkering with a mysterious contraption in his garage. After he passes away, his wife must learn how to live alone and keep herself from letting the recently discovered machine spiral her life even further out of control.

Projects for the Young Mechanic

Projects for the Young Mechanic

Features vintage projects from the 1910s and 1920s first published in the pages of Popular Mechanics magazine, including step-by-step instructions for crafting such items as greeting cards, model airplanes, combined kites, and snowshoes.