Category: Guides / Tutorials

  • Unity – Universal Render Pipeline and Input System

    Unity – Universal Render Pipeline and Input System

    The Unity URP (Universal Render Pipeline) contains a new Input System. This is configured slightly differently. Add some objects to your scene. Apply a Rigidbody to the player object (in this case the sphere) Go to Window > Package Manager Open the package manager and select Unity Registry to see all of the options. Search […]

  • Changing default apps in Windows 10

    Changing default apps in Windows 10

    Microsoft Windows will set the default applications for commonly opened file types. This will often be the Microsoft option such as Microsoft Edge for the www browser. To change the default applications open the start menu and type: Default apps Select this option You will now see a list of the default applications used for […]

  • Creating your own font with FontForge

    Creating your own font with FontForge

    Go to FontForge.com and download and install the appropriate version. Start FontForge Click New You now see all of the characters (letters and symbols) that are needed for the font. Right click on a letter space and select New Outline Window Make sure that you have the Fore ground selected Use the Draw tools to […]

  • Why you should create your own font

    Why you should create your own font

    Did you know that a number of fonts are covered by copyright. To use them commercially you would need to purchase a licence. This can impact your projects feasibility and limit how it can be distributed. There are different fonts that are better for different situations. Some can be easier for dyslexic people to read […]

  • Unity / Github Student Plan

    Unity / Github Student Plan

    Unity has a free student plan that is available. As does Github which provided access to a range of tools. It can be a bit of a hassle to get set up. This guide is here to help with that. Go to store.unity.com/academic/unity-student Scroll down and select Authorise with Github Note you’ll need a Github […]

  • Making Music – Song Maker

    Chrome experiments has a good quick music maker. This can quickly make short soundtracks for use in different digital outcomes. Chrome Experiments – Song Maker

  • Refurbishing a laptop – Lenovo T420 Remove keyboard, replace CPU thermal paste and clean cooler

    Refurbishing a laptop – Lenovo T420 Remove keyboard, replace CPU thermal paste and clean cooler

    This visual guide will run through the steps to remove the CPU cooler, clean it and replace the thermal paste on the CPU. You will also be able to remove the keyboard and get access to the RAM through this tutorial. Make sure that you have the required tools. Electronic Repair Kit (Dick Smith) iFixit […]

  • Robotics – V5 Sensors

    There are a number of different V5 Sensors that are available. The majority work with vision detecting objects, movement or distance. Vision Sensor Optical Sensor Distance Sensor Inertial Sensor

  • VEXCode V5 Pro – Robot Movement

    VEXCode V5 Pro – Robot Movement

    This guide will run through how to code the VEX V5 Brain and otors to move the robot autonomously (by itself) and through the controller. This will look at using C++ to move the robot. Adding motors and other devices Click on the icon that looks like a network/smart port. Click on the + to […]

  • VEX Robotics – Getting Started

    VEX Robotics – Getting Started

    Installing VEXCode Pro V5 This guide will show you how to download and install VEX Code Pro V5 on your computer. Go to www.vexrobotics.com/vexcode-download Download VEXcode Pro V5 Run the installer Let any windows pop up install any drivers You might need to manually close these windows The installer will then finish Run VEXcode Pro […]