Lauren Ipsum — A Story about Computer Science and Other Improbable Things
No Starch Press has re-issued a wonderful book, Lauren Ipsum, which explains computer science concepts in a fun and often wacky way similar to Alice in Wonderland. Teachers, parents, and kids will have to stop and re-read the text to realize they’ve learned a key concept used in computer science and computing. The story is engages you on its own terms. This version also includes many whimsical illustrations by Miran Lipovača.
Also In The February 2015 Issue
A basic introduction to 3D printing with concepts, examples, and a glossary of 3D terminology.
Why are there so many gnomes available for 3D printing?
From simple to complex, nine three-dimensional models you can download then print to explore 3D printing.
An American living in the United Kingdom, Jill Hodges talks about how she started a summer technology camp for kids.
When you create a three-dimensional model for printing, it's important to know what prints well and what does not.
Practice problem solving skills programmers use every day.
Of 8500 plus programming languages, many are forgotten or lightly used enough to be called dead programming languages.
It's possible to print your 3D project the same way you print a flyer at the UPS store. Here are several options.
The VRML language, or Virtual Reality Modeling Language, is ancient but still lets you create simple three-dimensional objects.
3D printers may be new technology but there are several printers individuals, schools, and businesses might buy.
Links from the bottom of all the February 2015 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for December 2014 and January 2015.
While many people are familiar with floating point numbers in school math problems, they're very useful in computing.