Since the release of the first commercially available 3D printer in 2009, a thriving consumer market has developed, with a huge variety of kits now available for the home constructor. In their short existence, these printers have developed into capable machines able to make robust and useful objects..
Computer-aided design (CAD) technology is essential for modern design and manufacture in the workshop. With software more practical, affordable and accessible than ever, there has never been a better time to learn how to get the most out of CAD. Whether you are new to using CAD or ready to try mor..
Digital manufacturing hs become an intrinsic part of the modelmaking profession, so today's practitioner must be skilled in both traditional hand-making techniques and digital technology. Relevant to a wide variety of creative industries, including film and television, theatre, architecture and pro..
Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies - specifically older newbies - turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book, Is This Thing On?, is as smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free as she is: the epi..
Written for the reader who did not grow up with personal computers, this book updates and expands on Stokes' previous title, "It's Never Too Late to Love a Computer". It covers everything you need to get wired: how to select, buy, and set up a computer; how to sign up for e-mail and internet access,..
Artists have always looked for new ways of making images and today's technology offers a whole range of exciting possibilities. The practical book shows you how an Apple iPad and stylus can transform the way you paint and draw the human figure. As an accessible and convenient device, the iPad can st..
This practical book explains the process of landscape photography, leading you easily through the stages of editing an image to lift your photographs and bring out the image you captured at the taking stage. Topics covered include: screen grabs; black and white landscapes; combining photos into rea..
You don't have to try to learn all about everything at once! So put such thoughts out of your mind. One keystroke at a time is what we focus on here. With this book you will take one step at a time and repeat it until you are comfortable. After several of these simple steps you will be doing useful ..
This book looks at the basics of computer networks. It describes what networks are and how they work, the different kinds of network, and the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. It explains how to contact people online using email and social networks, shows how networks can be us..
This book looks at the basics of computer safety. It emphasises that once a computer is online, the user is open to dangers of various kinds, so there is a need to keep information private and use secure passwords. It defines digital footprints and online identity, and explains how to tell if a webs..