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

Arduino Tutorial 4

In this part of my Arduino tutorial we’ll create 2 separate projects. First we’ll learn how 7 segment displays work and then create a dice simulation rolling circuit. We’ll then learn how to create a theremin, which is a weird instrument you can play without touching it. In addition...

Arduino Tutorial 3

In the last video I asked for requests so in this video I cover those requests. I’ll make both a Proximity Sensor and a Piano using an Arduino. Here is the kit I’m using. We’ll learn about Ultrasonic Sensors, How Sound is Turned into a Current, Passive Buzzers and much more. All of the code...

Arduino Tutorial 2

In this part of my Arduino tutorial I’ll cover how to measure current, resistance and voltage with a multimeter. I’ll also show how to measure voltage with an Arduino with a demonstration using a potentiometer and LED. To finish off I’ll show the difference between resistors in series...

Arduino Tutorial

Here I begin a massive tutorial on Arduino and Electronics! In this first video I cover Arduino Basics, Electricity, Ground, Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power, Protecting Components, LEDs, Breadboards, Arduino Coding, Ohm’s Law, Generating Different Voltages with Arduino, 2 Circuits and much...

Arduino Programming

In this tutorial I’ll cover the core C language used to program Arduinos. We’ll look at ports, the serial monitor, looping, data types, conditionals, setup, loop, static, functions, arrays, strings, numerous math functions, bit manipulation, random, structs, styling text, pointers and much...

Qt Tutorial 5 : Paint App

In this video I finish the Qt Paint app I started in this video. So many topics are covered. We make menu bars, numerous dialog boxes, interact in numerous ways, allow for drawing, changing colors, changing line widths, printing, saving and opening new files. I hope this makes the original Qt example make...

Qt Tutorial 4 : Paint App

I received a bunch of questions about the Qt Paint App Example, so I decided to do a tutorial in which I explain every line of code. This paint app allows for opening, saving and printing images. You can also draw on the screen using different colors and pen widths. The are a bunch of dialogs covered as well...

Qt Tutorial 3

In this part of my Qt Video Tutorial I’ll cover how to make numerous charts. We’ll make two types of Bar Charts along with Pie and Line. I’ll also cover numerous attributes associated with Qt charts. All of the code follows the video below. I did my best to structure it as a transcript as...

Learning Japanese

In this tutorial series I’ll show all the free tools I used while learning Japanese over the last 2 months. I’ll cover how I learned Hiragana, Katakana, and over 2,100 Kanji. I show how to use an awesome app named Anki for learning everything. Then I’ll cover the tools I’m using to...

How I Learn Everything

The question I get more then any other is “How do you learn everything?” In this video I cover the main tool I use being Anki. I provide numerous examples on how you can use Anki to learn an endless variety of subjects. I then cover tricks to make learning complex topics easier and more. If you...

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