Python Playground

Python Playground

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Python is a powerful programming language thata€™s easy to learn and fun to play with. But once youa€™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. Youa€™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 shouldna€™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.Geeky Projects for the Curious Programmer Mahesh Venkitachalam ... circuit. First youa#39;ll build your light-sensing circuit, which consists of two regular resistors and two LDRs. Figure 12-4 shows the circuit diagram for your lightsensing circuit.

Title:Python Playground
Author:Mahesh Venkitachalam
Publisher:No Starch Press - 2015-10-01


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