The SparkFun Guide to Processing

Create Interactive Art with Code

Author: Derek Runberg

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276125

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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Processing is a free, beginner-friendly programming language designed to help non-programmers create interactive art with code. The SparkFun Guide to Processing, the first in the SparkFun Electronics series, will show you how to craft digital artwork and even combine that artwork with hardware so that it reacts to the world around you. Start with the basics of programming and animation as you draw colorful shapes and make them bounce around the screen. Then move on to a series of hands-on, step-by-step projects that will show you how to: -Make detailed pixel art and scale it to epic proportions -Write a maze game and build a MaKey MaKey controller with fruit buttons -Play, record, and sample audio to create your own soundboard -Fetch weather data from the Web and build a custom weather dashboard -Create visualizations that change based on sound, light, and temperature readings With a little imagination and Processing as your paintbrush, you’ll be on your way to coding your own gallery of digital art in no time! Put on your artist’s hat, and begin your DIY journey by learning some basic programming and making your first masterpiece with The SparkFun Guide to Processing.

The SparkFun Guide to Processing

Create Interactive Art with Code

Author: Derek Runberg

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277210

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 9870

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Processing is a free, beginner-friendly programming language designed to help non-programmers create interactive art with code. The SparkFun Guide to Processing, the first in the SparkFun Electronics series, will show you how to craft digital artwork and even combine that artwork with hardware so that it reacts to the world around you. Start with the basics of programming and animation as you draw colorful shapes and make them bounce around the screen. Then move on to a series of hands-on, step-by-step projects that will show you how to: –Make detailed pixel art and scale it to epic proportions –Write a maze game and build a MaKey MaKey controller with fruit buttons –Play, record, and sample audio to create your own soundboard –Fetch weather data from the Web and build a custom weather dashboard –Create visualizations that change based on sound, light, and temperature readings With a little imagination and Processing as your paintbrush, you’ll be on your way to coding your own gallery of digital art in no time! Put on your artist’s hat, and begin your DIY journey by learning some basic programming and making your first masterpiece with The SparkFun Guide to Processing. The code in this book is compatible with Processing 2 and Processing 3.

Programming Interactivity

Author: Joshua Noble

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144931144X

Category: Computers

Page: 704

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Looks at the techniques of interactive design, covering such topics as 2D and 3D graphics, sound, computer vision, and geolocation.

The Arduino Inventor's Guide

Learn Electronics by Making 10 Awesome Projects

Author: Brian Huang

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276524

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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The Arduino microcontroller makes it easy to learn about electronics, but it can be hard to know where to start. The 10 projects in this book will teach you to build, code, and invent with the super-smart Arduino and a handful of parts. First, you’ll master the basics with a primer that explains how a circuit works, how to read a wiring schematic, and how to build and test projects with a solderless breadboard. Then you’ll learn how to make your hardware move, buzz, flash, and interact with the world using motors, LEDs, sensors, and more as you build these 10 projects: *The classic first Arduino project: blinking an LED *A miniature traffic light *An LED screen that displays animated patterns and shapes *A fast-paced button-smashing game to test your reflexes *A light-sensitive, color-changing night-light *A challenging ball-balancing game *A temperature-sensing mini greenhouse with an automated fan and vent *A motorized robot that you can control *A racing timer for toy cars *A tiny electric piano that you can actually play! With each project, you’ll learn real coding skills so you can tell your inventions what to do, like how to store temperature readings with variables, start a timer or spin a motor with functions, and make decisions using loops. You’ll even find tips and tricks to put your own twist on each gadget and take things further. Uses the Arduino Uno board or SparkFun RedBoard

Algorithms for Visual Design Using the Processing Language

Author: Kostas Terzidis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470503181

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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As the first book to share the necessary algorithms for creating code to experiment with design problems in the processing language, this book offers a series of generic procedures that can function as building blocks and encourages you to then use those building blocks to experiment, explore, and channel your thoughts, ideas, and principles into potential solutions. The book covers such topics as structured shapes, solid geometry, networking and databases, physical computing, image processing, graphic user interfaces, and more.

Getting Started with Processing

Author: Casey Reas,Ben Fry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449394221

Category: Computers

Page: 210

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Learn computer programming the easy way with Processing, a simple language that lets you use code to create drawings, animation, and interactive graphics. Programming courses usually start with theory, but this book lets you jump right into creative and fun projects. It's ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic programming, and serves as a simple introduction to graphics for people with some programming skills. Written by the founders of Processing, this book takes you through the learning process one step at a time to help you grasp core programming concepts. You'll learn how to sketch with code -- creating a program with one a line of code, observing the result, and then adding to it. Join the thousands of hobbyists, students, and professionals who have discovered this free and educational community platform. Quickly learn programming basics, from variables to objects Understand the fundamentals of computer graphics Get acquainted with the Processing software development environment Create interactive graphics with easy-to-follow projects Use the Arduino open source prototyping platform to control your Processing graphics

Processing

Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2

Author: Ira Greenberg,Dianna Xu,Deepak Kumar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430244658

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2 is a fun and creative approach to learning programming. Using the easy to learn Processing programming language, you will quickly learn how to draw with code, and from there move to animating in 2D and 3D. These basics will then open up a whole world of graphics and computer entertainment. If you’ve been curious about coding, but the thought of it also makes you nervous, this book is for you; if you consider yourself a creative person, maybe worried programming is too non-creative, this book is also for you; if you want to learn about the latest Processing 2.0 language release and also start making beautiful code art, this book is also definitely for you. You will learn how to develop interactive simulations, create beautiful visualizations, and even code image-manipulation applications. All this is taught using hands-on creative coding projects. Processing 2.0 is the latest release of the open-source Processing language, and includes exciting new features, such as OpenGL 2 support for enhanced 3D graphics performance. Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2 is designed for independent learning and also as a primary text for an introductory computing class. Based on research funded by the National Science Foundation, this book brings together some of the most engaging and successful approaches from the digital arts and computer science classrooms. Teaches you how to program using a fun and creative approach. Covers the latest release of the Processing 2.0 language. Presents a research based approach to learning computing.

Visualizing Data

Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment

Author: Ben Fry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596519303

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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Provides information on the methods of visualizing data on the Web, along with example projects and code.

Processing 2

Creative Programming Cookbook

Author: Jan Vantomme

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849517959

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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Over 100 highly-effective recipes to help unleash your creativity with interactive art, graphics, computer vision, 3D, and more

Processing

A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists

Author: Casey Reas,Ben Fry

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026202828X

Category: Art

Page: 672

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The visual arts are rapidly changing as media moves into the web, mobile devices, and architecture. When designers and artists learn the basics of writing software, they develop a new form of literacy that enables them to create new media for the present, and to imagine future media that are beyond the capacities of current software tools. This book introduces this new literacy by teaching computer programming within the context of the visual arts. It offers a comprehensive reference and text for Processing (www.processing.org), an open-source programming language that can be used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and anyone who wants to program images, animation, and interactivity. Written by Processing's cofounders, the book offers a definitive reference for students and professionals. Tutorial chapters make up the bulk of the book; advanced professional projects from such domains as animation, performance, and installation are discussed in interviews with their creators.This second edition has been thoroughly updated. It is the first book to offer in-depth coverage of Processing 2.0 and 3.0, and all examples have been updated for the new syntax. Every chapter has been revised, and new chapters introduce new ways to work with data and geometry. New "synthesis" chapters offer discussion and worked examples of such topics as sketching with code, modularity, and algorithms. New interviews have been added that cover a wider range of projects. "Extension" chapters are now offered online so they can be updated to keep pace with technological developments in such fields as computer vision and electronics.InterviewsSUE.C, Larry Cuba, Mark Hansen, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jürg Lehni, LettError, Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman, Benjamin Maus, Manfred Mohr, Ash Nehru, Josh On, Bob Sabiston, Jennifer Steinkamp, Jared Tarbell, Steph Thirion, Robert Winter

Python Playground

Geeky Projects for the Curious Programmer

Author: Mahesh Venkitachalam

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277334

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Python is a powerful programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to play with. But once you’ve gotten a handle on the basics, what do you do next? Python Playground is a collection of imaginative programming projects that will inspire you to use Python to make art and music, build simulations of real-world phenomena, and interact with hardware like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You’ll learn to use common Python tools and libraries like numpy, matplotlib, and pygame to do things like: –Generate Spirograph-like patterns using parametric equations and the turtle module –Create music on your computer by simulating frequency overtones –Translate graphical images into ASCII art –Write an autostereogram program that produces 3D images hidden beneath random patterns –Make realistic animations with OpenGL shaders by exploring particle systems, transparency, and billboarding techniques –Construct 3D visualizations using data from CT and MRI scans –Build a laser show that responds to music by hooking up your computer to an Arduino Programming shouldn’t be a chore. Have some solid, geeky fun with Python Playground. The projects in this book are compatible with both Python 2 and 3.

Processing 2

Creative Coding Hotshot

Author: Nikolaus Gradwohl

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782166734

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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Using a project-based approach, you will be able to learn the coolest aspects of working with Processing. Each project contains step-by-step explanations, diagrams, screenshots, and downloadable material to make learning Processing even easier.This book targets Processing developers, visual artists, creative professionals, and students who want to move to the next level of learning Processing for gaining inspiration, work, or just for fun. The book assumes a basic understanding of programming. However, this book is also recommended to non-artistic readers, looking to expand their graphics and develop their creativity.

JavaScript for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming

Author: Nick Morgan

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593274084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

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JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You’ll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas. Along the way, you’ll write games such as Find the Buried Treasure, Hangman, and Snake. You’ll also learn how to: Create functions to organize and reuse your codeWrite and modify HTML to create dynamic web pagesUse the DOM and jQuery to make your web pages react to user inputUse the Canvas element to draw and animate graphicsProgram real user-controlled games with collision detection and score keeping With visual examples like bouncing balls, animated bees, and racing cars, you can really see what you’re programming. Each chapter builds on the last, and programming challenges at the end of each chapter will stretch your brain and inspire your own amazing programs. Make something cool with JavaScript today! Ages 10+ (and their parents!)

The Book of R

A First Course in Programming and Statistics

Author: Tilman M. Davies

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277792

Category: Computers

Page: 832

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The Book of R is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world’s most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you’ll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis. You’ll start with the basics, like how to handle data and write simple programs, before moving on to more advanced topics, like producing statistical summaries of your data and performing statistical tests and modeling. You’ll even learn how to create impressive data visualizations with R’s basic graphics tools and contributed packages, like ggplot2 and ggvis, as well as interactive 3D visualizations using the rgl package. Dozens of hands-on exercises (with downloadable solutions) take you from theory to practice, as you learn: –The fundamentals of programming in R, including how to write data frames, create functions, and use variables, statements, and loops –Statistical concepts like exploratory data analysis, probabilities, hypothesis tests, and regression modeling, and how to execute them in R –How to access R’s thousands of functions, libraries, and data sets –How to draw valid and useful conclusions from your data –How to create publication-quality graphics of your results Combining detailed explanations with real-world examples and exercises, this book will provide you with a solid understanding of both statistics and the depth of R’s functionality. Make The Book of R your doorway into the growing world of data analysis.

The Official ScratchJr Book

Help Your Kids Learn to Code

Author: Marina Umaschi Bers,Mitchel Resnick

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276710

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games. The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find: *Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions *Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts *Tips for grown-ups and teachers *Creative challenges to take the learning further By the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures!

The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277296

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors? No way. You’ll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it’s too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead.,p>Take charge of your environment: –Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors –Keep vigilant watch over your compound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi surveillance systems –Power zombie defense devices with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power Escape imminent danger: –Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs –Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home –Forestall subplot disasters with fire and smoke detectors Communicate with other survivors: –Hail nearby humans using Morse code –Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies –Fervently scan the airwaves with a frequency hopper For anyone from the budding maker to the keen hobbyist, The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool. Uses the Arduino Uno board and Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Model 2

Processing

An Introduction to Programming

Author: Jeffrey L. Nyhoff,Larry R. Nyhoff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351645226

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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This book demonstrates how Processing is an excellent language for beginners to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. Originally designed to make it simpler for digital artists to learn to program, Processing is a wonderful first language for anyone to learn. Given its origins, Processing enables a multimodal approach to programming instruction, well suited to students with interests in computer science or in the arts and humanities. The book uses Processing’s capabilities for graphics and interactivity in order to create examples that are simple, illustrative, interesting, and fun. It is designed to appeal to a broad range of readers, including those who want to learn to program to create digital art, as well as those who seek to learn to program to process numerical information or data. It can be used by students and instructors in a first course on programming, as well as by anyone eager to teach them self to program. Following a traditional sequence of topics for introducing programming, the book introduces key computer science concepts, without overwhelming readers with extensive detail. Additional exercises are available, as are other supplementary materials for instructors looking to introduce even more computer science concepts associated with the topics. Several online chapters are also provided that introduce slightly more advanced topics in Processing, such as two-dimensional arrays, manipulation of strings, and file input and output. The conversational style and pace of the book are based upon the authors’ extensive experience with teaching programming to a wide variety of beginners in a classroom. No prior programming experience is expected.

Getting Started with Arduino

Author: Massimo Banzi

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449309879

Category: Computers

Page: 118

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Presents an introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform.

Data-driven Graphic Design

Creative Coding for Visual Communication

Author: Andrew Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474259774

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Digital technology has not only revolutionized the way designers work, but also the kinds of designs they produce. The development of the computer as a design environment has encouraged a new breed of digital designer; keen to explore the unique creative potential of the computer as an input/output device. Data-driven Graphic Design introduces the creative potential of computational data and how it can be used to inform and create everything from typography, print and moving graphics to interactive design and physical installations. Using code as a creative environment allows designers to step outside the boundaries of commercial software tools, and create a set of unique, digitally informed pieces of work. The use of code offers a new way of thinking about and creating design for the digital environment. Each chapter outlines key concepts and techniques, before exploring a range of innovative projects through case studies and interviews with the artists and designers who created them. These provide an inspirational, real-world context for every technique. Finally each chapter concludes with a Code section, guiding you through the process of experimenting with each technique yourself (with sample projects and code examples using the popular Processing language supplied online to get you started).