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Programming with OpenSCAD by Justin Gohde and Marius Kintel
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Aug 26, 2021 | ISBN 9781593279547

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“An excellent resource for anyone looking to learn the powerful OpenSCAD language.”
—Ben Lutkevich, TechTarget

“A concise but thorough foundation in OpenSCAD in particular and coding in general. And how better to learn than from the primary developer of the system plus an educator? Grab the book and make something cool today.”
—Joan Horvath, author and co-founder Nonscriptum LLC

Programming with OpenSCAD is a fast and clear reference for coders and designers who want to create parametric, customizable 3D models with OpenSCAD. Wait – you’ve never ever coded before? This book is for you too!! Everything is covered from the ground up in simple, friendly terms. OpenSCAD is a great entry point for coding and 3D modeling, and this book is an excellent guide and reference.”
—Dr. Laura Taalman (mathgrrl), 3D designer and professor of mathematics at James Madison University

Programming with OpenSCAD is a great way to get started designing objects to be made with a 3D printer using OpenSCAD. It introduces each new concept in a clear and concise way, always avoiding using language features ahead of explaining them, and requires no previous programming experience. Each chapter has exercises to reinforce learning and these soon become interesting objects to print on a 3D printer, so it is also a great beginner’s introduction to 3D printing.”
—Chris “Nop Head” Palmer, author of NopSCADlib, RepRap Core Team member

“This book opens up OpenSCAD to new audiences (students, teachers, makers), by being a systematic introduction into using OpenSCAD with well thought out ‘design time’ and ‘big project’ practices. With the knowledge gained, readers can create their own 3D-Objects, which they then can print and share. While doing so, students learn to think in 3D-Space and the concepts of computers programming, while always having a concrete visual representation of the end result in mind, making the learning concrete.”
—Michael Frey, OpenSCAD Contributor

“A new language can be daunting, but this book gives you the fundamentals of 3D design and the techniques to easily create complex designs.”
—Michael “…AtOz” Marx, OpenSCAD Forum & Mailing-list Administrator

“The book is built to provide everyone at any level of proficiency a great introduction to 3D design using OpenSCAD. If you’re considering learning OpenSCAD, this book could provide the guidance necessary to get up to speed in short order.”
—Kerry Stevenson, Fabbaloo

“Highly recommended. A well-written, quick read that will get you going in no time!”
—Electronut Labs, @electronutLabs

“If you’re a complete newbie to using OpenSCAD, this would be a great book for you.”
—Pete Prodoehl,

Table Of Contents


Chapter 1: Three-Dimensional Drawing with OpenSCAD
Chapter 2: More Ways to Transform Shapes
Chapter 3: 2D Shapes
Chapter 4: Using Loops and Variables
Chapter 5: Modules
Chapter 6: Flow Control with if Statements
Chapter 7: Design and Engineering

Appendix A:
OpenSCAD Language Reference
Appendix B: Visual Command Reference

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