About Derek Banas

Once a day I post a link to an original video & tutorial on communication, web development, dieting, marketing, hypnosis, etc. For Free!

I used to work for Apple and Morgan Stanley. My ultimate goal is to help unemployed people easily add to their skill set so they can get a job for free.

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Here are my most recent posts

Emacs Tutorial

In my Emacs video tutorial I’ll cover installation on Windows and MacOS. Then we’ll cover what you’d learn in a standard 300 page book. We’ll cover how to move around, editing, repeating commands, regions, searching, buffers, frames, shells, macros and then I’ll cover how to...

How to Make Video Games 28

As we continue making Zelda, I’ll show you how to make the camera follow Link. We’ll create a script that animates Link smoothly. I’ll show you how to handle collisions between game assets and I’ll demonstrate the usefulness of tags. We’ll also make a Sound Manager we’ll...

R Programming Tutorial

In this one tutorial I will cover the basic syntax of the R programming language as well as provide numerous examples on plotting and statistical analysis. R is widely considered to be the best language for statistical analysis and data mining. R makes it extremely easy to perform numerous complex...

How to Make Video Games 27

In this part of my Video Games Tutorial we will continue to design our Zelda clone, but this video is also a stand alone tutorial. We’ll be taking a look at how the Tiled Map Editor can make it easy to design levels. We’ll then bring those levels into Unity with Tiled2Unity. As an added bonus...

How to Make Video Games 26

In this part of my How to Make Video Games Tutorial we’ll cover how to animated Link, moving Link, creating a game board array and numerous other things. Here is a link to the Sprite Sheet I’m using. I decided to show 2 ways to create Link and the game board to show the positives and negatives of...

How to Make Video Games 25

In this part of my Video Game Tutorial I’m going to setup all of my Zelda clones assets and create the entire board. These techniques can be utilized to make games in multiple frameworks. I a future video I’ll also show you how to do this in a Unity centric way using a program called the Tiled...

Crochet Stuffed Animals

First I covered How to Crochet and then How to Crochet Hats. In this video tutorial I’ll cover How to Crochet Stuffed Animals. The techniques documented here can be used to make numerous different stuffed animals. I also cover how to use safety pins to save your place, increasing width, decreasing...

How to Make Video Games 24

This is the first part of my video series in which I will make a Legend of Zelda clone. I get asked all the time to cover how to make pixel art, so I’ll cover that first. I’ll show exactly how I drew Link and then I’ll draw a ground sprite as well. We’ll also look at the finished...

Learn to Crochet a Hat

I loved making my Learn to Crochet video and a bunch of people liked it, so I decided to make another. Previously you learned the most important stitches and how to make scarves, towels, pot holders etc. This time I’ll show you how to make round crochet patterns, an awesome beanie hat and I’ll...

Legend of Zelda Sprite Sheets

I’m working on my next video game tutorial which will be a Legend of Zelda Clone. I want to make it as good as possible and that is why I have hand drawn very detailed Zelda sprite sheets. They are all finished now and can be found below. They are all transparent PNG files. I’m now making the...

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