Perhaps not for everyone, but if you know someone who is interested in 3D printing or an engineering student, here's a freebie (today only) for Kindle. If you don't have a Kindle, you can always use the free Kindle Cloud Reader (https://read.amazon.com
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Publication Date: January 29, 2014
The 3D printer is a great tool for turning your ideas into real solid objects. However, taking that idea and turning it into a real 3D model is often a frustrating process. OpenSCAD is a free open source tool that allows you to build models of practical real world items. Using a simple scripting language, you can create complex objects and easily customize them and re-purpose them. Unlike traditional CAD programs, you don't need a steady hand and a high resolution mouse to create models with OpenSCAD. You only need the ability to logically structure your description of the object you want to build. This book will show you how to get the most from OpenSCAD, ranging from simple shapes, complex libraries, text, and more.