Right now, you can print practically any 3D object you can imagine–from toys to gadgets to replacement parts, and beyond! All you need is a 3D printer…and they’re simpler and cheaper than you ever imagined. This full-color, step-by-step guide will get you started–and if you want, it’ll even walk you through building your own 3D printer from an inexpensive kit.
Packed with colorful photos and screenshots, it explains all the crucial details other books skip. You’ll walk through choosing and assembling your new 3D printer kit…brainstorming and designing new objects with free software…and then printing them on your brand-new 3D printer.
3D printing is today’s hottest new technological revolution, and this book takes you right to the cutting edge!
Discover how 3D printers work and what you can do with them Compare and choose your first 3D printer–either pre-built or kit Assemble Printrbot Simple, one of the world’s easiest 3D printer kits Install and configure software that tells your 3D printer what to do Print your first 3D project from an existing object file Use free Tinkercad software to create your own original 3D models Explore AutoDesk’s free software for 3D printing Use Print-It-For-You services for projects your home printer can’t handle Find great 3D printing projects and models on the Web Imagine creative new uses for your 3D printer
instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do
when you run into problems or limitations with Evernote
Tips and Notes
to help you take full advantage of Evernote on your smartphone, tablet, or computer
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through making the most of
Evernote –free or premium, on any device! Learn how to
• Install and use Evernote on your iPhone, Android, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PC or Mac, and beyond
• Create and share notebooks, customized just the way you like, and organize your
notes your way
• Save images, drawings, handwriting, web content, even webcam snapshots in
notes you can access anywhere, anytime
• Add notes straight from Twitter or Google+, and link Evernote to your Facebook account
• Format your notes to look great, and easily print the notes you want to file
the old-fashioned way
• Build easy-to-use To Do lists, complete with checkboxes
• Sync your notes across multiple devices, and store them in the cloud so they’re always available over the Web
• Import notes from other popular note-taking tools, such as Microsoft OneNote and
• Record high-quality audio notes and organize and share them as needed
• Send notes to Evernote from Apple’s Siri digital assistant
• Organize, tag, and search your notebooks to instantly find whatever you’re looking for
• Install and use the Evernote Web Clipper in all popular web browsers
• Securely share notebooks publicly or privately and collaborate with teams, wherever they are
• Find apps and add-ons that make Evernote do even more for you
CATEGORY: Desktop Applications
USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate
Don't be intimidated by abbreviations like CNC and terms like computer-aided design. Patrick and James have chosen a CNC-machine design that is simple to fabricate. You need only basic woodworking skills and a budget of perhaps $500 to $1,000 to spend on the wood, a router, and various other parts that you'll need. With some patience and some follow-through, you'll soon be up and running with a really fun machine that'll unleash your creativity and turn your imagination into physical reality.The authors go on to show you how to test your machine, including configuring the software. Provides links for learning how to design and mill whatever you can dream up The perfect parent/child project that is also suitable for scouting groups, clubs, school shop classes, and other organizations that benefit from projects that foster skills development and teamwork No unusual tools needed beyond a circular saw and what you likely already have in your home toolbox Teaches you to design and mill your very own wooden and aluminum parts, toys, gadgets—whatever you can dream up
with callouts to Xoom photos that
show you exactly what to do
Tips and Advice
when you run into Xoom problems
Dozens of App Recommendations
to help you get the most from
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping
your Xoom working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect your Xoom to a WiFi network
• Check email accounts and browse the web
• Read eBooks and listen to music
• Take photos and shoot video with the built-in cameras
• Play some fun and addictive games
• Never get lost with built-in GPS navigation and maps
• Stay in touch with webchat and Instant Messaging
• Turn your Xoom into a great personal assistant
• Put dozens of Google’s free services to work
• Use accessories to extend your Xoom’s capabilities
Want to master 3D modeling and printing? Tinkercad is the perfect software for you: It’s friendly, web-based, and free. Even better, you don’t have to rely on Tinkercad’s technical documentation to use it. This easy, full-color guide is packed with photos and projects that bring 3D modeling to life!
No 3D or CAD experience? No problem: Best-selling author James Floyd Kelly teaches you step-by-step through simple examples and hands-on activities.
You’ll learn all the concepts and techniques you need...build your skills, comfort, and confidence...and create exciting projects that show off Tinkercad’s full power. Learning 3D with your kids? You’ll even find projects you can work on together!
Quickly master the basic 3D concepts you need to understand Navigate Tinkercad’s Dashboard and tool set Create your first 3D model and control its properties Save time by incorporating publicly available elements Import hand sketches or SVG graphics into your models Use the Shape Generator to create custom shapes Add raised text and other embellishments Assemble multiple pieces into a more sophisticated model Make realistic prototypes Output molds for creating items from soft materials Transform models into STL files for printing Get great results from an online 3D printing service Move your 3D objects into the Minecraft virtual world Find answers to your most important Tinkercad questions Discover tools for tasks Tinkercad can’t handle Learn from others! Explore projects at Thingiverse and the Gallery
Ever wanted to create your own video game? With Microsoft’s Kodu, you can. It’s fun! And while you’re having fun, you’ll learn incredible problem-solving, programming, and game design skills as well.
Kodu is a simple visual language that’s just for games, and you’ll be amazed at just how much you can do with it. Yes, you! It’s perfect for people who’ve never programmed before—whether they’re 8, 18, or 80. Kodu for Kids teaches you all you need to know to create great Kodu games that you can share with the world!
Don’t just read it! See it! New online videos show you what to do!
INCLUDES FOUR START-TO-FINISH EXAMPLE GAMES:
1-Player Shooter 2-Player Competition Mission Quest Side-Scroller Experience DO IT ALL—EVERY STEP!
Learn how games really work Master Kodu’s easy tools, controls, and programming Imagine your quest and plan your game Script a great story Create your characters and make them move and talk Invent and build new worlds Design weapons, targets, and objects Build enemies and make them fight Add amazing sound, music, and special effects Set up multiple players, levels, and points Discover expert tips and tricks for better games Make everything work together Share your games with players all over the world
You'll build the MintDuino Reflex Game in five separate stages or sub-tasks. Breaking down a large project into manageable tasks helps you track down errors quickly, and lets you see how each part of the circuit works. Once you complete the game, you'll have the resources and experience to tackle more MintDuino projects. If you’re interested in the fascinating world of microcontrollers, you'll enjoy this book.Wire up and program the MintDuino to light an LED Build a game that tests the reflexes of two players Learn how to make your “game light” glow at random intervals Construct a pushbutton circuit to control individual players’ LEDs Put all of the components together, including simple code to control your game