"Mini Weapons is the Holy Grail: a beautifully illustrated guide for making all manner of miniature munitions, from slingshots and catapults to mines and bazookas, with supplies that can be found in any household, office, or classroom." —Gizmodo.com
"Nothing inside that will land you on the FBI watch list. (We dont think)." —Urbandaddy.com
John Austin - Industrial designer - worked as a
senior toy designer in the boys research and
development department at Hasbro Toys. His
principle area of expertise was the creative process of new product development. He has worked on toys for popular brands like; Transformers, Fortnite, Nerf, Star Wars, Marvel, Jurassic Park, Gi Joe, Power Rangers and MANY MORE. Skilled in 3D computer modeling, illustration,and creative thinking, he brings many of these talents to the creation of his book projects.
One of John's biggest literary accomplishments, how the MiniWeapons STEM series has inspired SO MANY young minds to explore engineering and experimentation in the classroom, at home and on Youtube.
John graduated in 2002 from the University of
Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor's degree in
Industrial design. He is still concepting and designing toys for the biggest brands in the industry...