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Steam Coded String Art

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


STEAM Coded String Art is a unique, practical and fun approach to learning to code while practicing the principles of STEM and creating Art. Author, Jay Nick demonstrates how to create Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) images with a simple text editor. Save the file and open it in a browser - all you need is a computer, nothing more.

The SVG symbols created in the eBook provides teachers, parents, and students of all ages with a fun way to quickly and simply create complex images by reusing, resizing and rotating the symbols.  The book generates interest in math, art and coding by providing easy instructions for string art symbols, shapes and patterns.

Creating the symbols demonstrates the angles of triangles (isosceles and equilateral), squares, pentagons, hexagons, and octagons. It also shows how to create complex curves with just 3 points and how to use trial and error if the math gets to be too much. The beauty of the book is that it illustrates the simplicity of what can look to be complex or daunting.  

The book includes an appendix with simple examples of how to get started learning to code with HTML, SVG and JavaScript.  Another appendix includes activities to help reinforce the lessons of the book.

Visit to learn more.  It’s fun.  It’s easy.  It's practical. It's relevant.


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Customer Reviews

A creative way to enjoy computer graphics

Everything this book teaches you to make can run natively on the World Wide Web. The code is easier than you would think, and the resulting graphics are lovely. Great for a beginner who wants to explore something creative, or for a pro who already knows something about SVG graphics but wants to approach them in a whole new way. The author has made a really precious book here.

Great Ideas

This book is great for getting anyone interested in learning how to make string art themselves. In fact it even gives ideas and exams for possibly making this on your own with materials like string or yarn after seeing how it is done electronically.

Steam Coded String Art
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  • Free
  • Level: Grades 6-12
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: Jun 17, 2014
  • Publisher: Catto Creations LLC
  • Seller: Catto Creations, LLC
  • Print Length: 136 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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