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#1 Sariel

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:21 PM

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Coming out this Fall.
A little reading: http://sariel.pl/201...-out-this-year/
The book can be pre-ordered at lower price at Amazon and Amazon.co.uk. It will also be available as an ebook. I hope you will enjoy it and thank you for your patience - I've been working on it for one and half year now.
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#2 Phoxtane

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:28 PM

Yup, this is going straight to the top of my wish list.

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#3 Xan326

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:37 PM

Anyone know what all is in it? Is it more basic Technic or advanced?

#4 parda

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

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The 20 chapters start simple for first-time builders, but quickly move to advanced material.

I will have it  :sweet: I'm very curious too  :cry_happy:

#5 Xan326

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:23 PM

We can see it will have a 4 speed transmission and ujoint(?) from the cover.

#6 Saberwing40k

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:35 PM

Yays, and just in time for my birthday.
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#7 Sariel

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:51 PM

I'd say it's from medium to advanced. The book is designed to start easy and then go towards more advanced stuff.
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#8 Xan326

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:53 PM

Is advanced being like a 5+R gearbox?

#9 DLuders

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:56 PM

Hurrah -- I just pre-ordered my copy through No Starch Press!   :cry_happy:   Blakbird helped with the book proofreading, and Conchas wrote the Forward to the book.  This kind of book has been needed for years!

#10 Technic Gearhead

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:07 AM

I can't wait to look inside!  Looks like a necessity for any Technic builder.   :thumbup:

#11 timslegos

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:23 AM

Preordered  :sweet: .  Cant wait!

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#12 StrykerCat

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:44 AM

Pre-ordered. The technic gearing fascinates me.  I have a few technic sets, the latest one is the 8070 super car.  I'm debating whether or not I should get the 8110 Unimog.  I really hate trying to take them apart though.  I'm looking forward to your book.  I have had your site bookmarked for over a year.

#13 BachAddict

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:22 AM

View PostStrykerCat, on 02 June 2012 - 01:44 AM, said:

Pre-ordered. The technic gearing fascinates me.  I have a few technic sets, the latest one is the 8070 super car.  I'm debating whether or not I should get the 8110 Unimog.  I really hate trying to take them apart though.  I'm looking forward to your book.  I have had your site bookmarked for over a year.

9398 will have the same suspension parts plus new motors, so that might be the better buy.

#14 jacobkristensen

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

Sweet - Is the page count determind yet or? Because amazon say like 250 and another place(your own site) say some like 300.
But I am preordering right now:D

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#15 Sariel

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

View Postjacobkristensen, on 02 June 2012 - 12:49 PM, said:

Sweet - Is the page count determind yet or? Because amazon say like 250 and another place(your own site) say some like 300.
But I am preordering right now:D

The page count is estimate. I believe what Amazon says is a minimum.
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#16 Meatman

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

Can't wait Sariel! This looks like a must buy for any Technic fan! :sweet:

#17 jacobkristensen

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

View PostSariel, on 02 June 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

The page count is estimate. I believe what Amazon says is a minimum.


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#18 Lighti

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:38 AM

preordered already... thumbs up!

#19 AndyC

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:53 PM

The eBook version sounds cool and it'd be handy to have on my kindle, but I'm wondering if it's likely to be dependent on a lot of colour pictures etc, in which case it might be better to get a physical copy.
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#20 Sariel

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

View PostAndyC, on 04 June 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

The eBook version sounds cool and it'd be handy to have on my kindle, but I'm wondering if it's likely to be dependent on a lot of colour pictures etc, in which case it might be better to get a physical copy.

It definitely is dependent on a lot of colour pictures, some of which need to be seen in detail.
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#21 Edwin Korstanje

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:52 PM

This is a nice pressent for mine birthday,
I want this book :thumbup:

#22 happymark

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:17 PM

ordered from Amazon.. wish can get it as soon as possible!!

#23 DLuders

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

[BUMP]

On this No Starch Press webpage, the publisher of Sariel's new book has posted these "sneak peak" images.  There are only a few more weeks to wait until the book is out!  As Sariel noted on another topic, Botbench did a short Review of the book.

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From Sariel's facebook page, you can see that this book is quite thick at 352 pages:

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#24 Burf2000

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

I cant wait to get this book!

#25 Jim

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

View PostBurf2000, on 23 October 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

I cant wait to get this book!
Same here!

Maybe it's needless to say (probably has been said before) but there's a 40% discount if you use the coupon code BUILDIT at http://nostarch.com/technicbuilder.

Plus free eBook version.

Edited by Gekke Ted, 23 October 2012 - 04:01 PM.





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