The New Shop Class

Getting Started with 3D Printing, Arduino, and Wearable Tech

Authors: Horvath, Joan, Cameron, Richard, Adrianson, Doug

  • Written by real "rocket scientist" Joan Horvath, author of Mastering 3D Printing, and 3D printing expert Rich Cameron (AKA whosawhatsis), The New Shop Class is a friendly, down-to-earth chat about how hands-on making things can lead to a science career.

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About this book

The New Shop Class connects the worlds of the maker and hacker with that of the scientist and engineer. If you are a parent or educator or a budding maker yourself, and you feel overwhelmed with all of the possible technologies, this book will get you started with clear discussions of what open source technologies like 3D printers, Arduinos, robots and wearable tech can really do in the right hands. Written by real "rocket scientist" Joan Horvath, author of Mastering 3D Printing, and 3D printing expert Rich Cameron (AKA whosawhatsis), The New Shop Class is a friendly, down-to-earth chat about how hands-on making things can lead to a science career.

  • Get practical suggestions about how to use technologies like 3D printing, Arduino, and simple electronics
  • Learn how to stay a step ahead of the young makers in your life and how to encourage them in maker activities
  • Discover how engineers and scientists got their start, and how their mindsets mirror that of the maker

About the authors

As an engineer and management consultant, Joan Horvath has coordinated first-of-a-kind interdisciplinary technical and business projects, helping people with no common vocabulary (startups, universities, small towns, etc). work together. Her experience as a systems engineer has spanned software development, spacecraft flight operations, risk management, and spacecraft/ground system test and contingency planning.As an educator, Joan’s passion is bringing science and technology to the non-specialist in a comprehensible and entertaining way that will stay with the learner for a lifetime.
Rich Cameron is a cofounder of Pasadena-based Nonscriptum LLC. Nonscriptum consults for educational and scientific users in the areas of 3D printing and maker technologies. Rich (known online as “Whosawhatsis”) is an experienced open source developer who has been a key member of the RepRap 3D-printer development community for many years. His designs include the original spring/lever extruder mechanism used on many 3D printers, the RepRap Wallace, and the Deezmaker Bukito portable 3D printer. By building and modifying several of the early open source 3D printers to wrestle unprecedented performance out of them, he has become an expert at maximizing the print quality of filament-based printers. When he's not busy making every aspect of his own 3D printers better, from slicing software to firmware and hardware, he likes to share that knowledge and experience online so that he can help make everyone else’s printers better too.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • 21st Century Shop Teacher

    Horvath, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Programming Physical Things

    Horvath, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • 3D Printing

    Horvath, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Robots, Drones, and Other Things That Move

    Horvath, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

  • What’s a Makerspace (or Hackerspace)?

    Horvath, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 59-71

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0904-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0905-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Shop Class
Book Subtitle
Getting Started with 3D Printing, Arduino, and Wearable Tech
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Joan Horvath and Richard Cameron and Doug Adrianson
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0904-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0904-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0905-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations
Topics