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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C++ Tutorial 2

I continue teaching C++ through problem solving. In this video I cover conditional operators, logical operators, if, else, arrays, vectors, converting strings into vectors, string stream, while loops, for loops and more. I’ll also present 2 problems for you to solve, which I’ll then provide the...

C++ Tutorial

Here I will begin my large C++ tutorial that many people have been asking for. I decided to teach C++ through problem solving. This first video covers preprocessor directives, main, cout, if, terminal arguments, for, data types, variables, constants, printf, strings, getline, cin, conversions, and much...

Setup Visual Studio Code Windows

In this tutorial I show how to install C++ and setup Visual Studio Code for C, C++ and Arduino development on Windows. Click here if you are a MacOS user. Here is the link to Visual Studio Code. I also received questions on what Arduino kit I plan on using in my upcoming tutorials. If you get the Unable to...

Setup Visual Studio Code MacOS

I received a bunch of requests on how to setup Visual Studio Code on MacOS and so I made a tutorial. I’ll show how to install C / C++ and then cover how to get Visual Studio code to work as a great C++ and Arduino platform. Windows users look here. Here is the link to Visual Studio Code. I also...

Install C++ & NetBeans

I asked everyone to tell me what tutorial they wanted and C++ won. In this tutorial I show you how to install C / C++ and NetBeans on both Windows and MacOS. I decided to use NetBeans because I think it is the best C++ IDE on every operating system. Here is the link for Minimalist GNU, NetBeans and XCode....

Blender Tutorial 11

In this tutorial I will provide you with all the knowledge and artwork to 3D print Settlers of Catan on a 3D printer!!! I will cover how to print out 3D Blender models on a 3D printer. I’ll also cover how to import vector art from programs like Illustrator and Inkscape into Blender. You can get...

Blender Tutorial 10

In this tutorial I finish The Incredibles car I started making in part 9. We’ll learn how to create curved edges, how proportional editing works, creating and extruding edges and a whole lot more. I have the images I used to model the car here Front, Back and Side. A Cheat Sheet follows the video...

Blender Tutorial 9

In this part of my Blender Tutorial I start creating a more complex model based on Mr. Incredibles car in the movie The Incredibles. I’m going to cover everything at a slower rate so that everyone will know the exact steps for modeling complex shapes. Here are the images I used to model the car Front,...

Blender Tutorial 8

In this part of my Blender Tutorial series I’ll cover how to cut neat holes in both flat and curved meshes. We’ll be covering the Shrinkwrap Modifier, Knife Project, Bridge Edge Loops, Subdivision Surface Modifier, Beveling and more. Like always you can find a cheat sheet with exactly what I did...

Blender Tutorial 7

We’re going to have some fun in this Blender Tutorial! We are going to learn how to model 3D shapes in Blender. First I’ll demonstrate how to make a gear using the techniques we’ll use to create more complex models. Then we will make a 3D dog using a reference image. We make 3D models using...

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