Tag Archives | Tutorial

…It’s TGI Friday: Kongregate Labs?


If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to develop your own Flash game, then check out Kongregate Labs, where the team from Kongregate will walk you through a nine step ‘Shootorial’ that will teach you how to make your very own game, called Shoot.

With everything from how to move the ship and create scrolling backgrounds to missiles and collision detection, it’s a step by step guide to making your own game that should have you well on your way to creating games that will have others glued to their monitors for hours.

[Kongregate Labs]

…Sugar Skulls are delicious?

Mexican Sugar Skull

The Sugar Skull is a common symbol of the Day of the Dead; a Mexican celebration that honors and celebrates the lives of the deceased and the continuation of life.

Made with sugar and decorated with royal icing, foil, beads, feathers and sequins, sugar skulls are gifts that are given to both the living and the dead. Plus, they make great additions to a tea party or your morning coffee.

If you’d like to make your own, then check out the tutorial, as well as MexicanSugarSkull.com, a site that is full of information about the sugar skull.

[Sugar Skull Tutorial]


[Via: MAKE: Blog]

…Speech Recognition should work for you?

Speech Recognition

If you ever find yourself yelling at your computer when something goes wrong, then maybe it’s time to teach it to respond. Lifehacker has put together a great tutorial on making your Mac’s Speech Recognition work for you, and it covers everything form getting started and groundwork to creating your own commands and potential uses. You’ll be the king of your computer in no time.

[Lifehacker – Make Your Mac’s Speech Recognitoin Work For You]

…You can make your own Mini storage?

Mini Flash

Instructables has a great tutorial for you DIYers out there that shows you how to create your own 1 Gig Mini Cooper Flash Drive. The whole project only requires some light modifications to the car, and the end result is a completely stock looking Mini with a secret storage supply that’s sure to impress both your techno geek and car head friends.

[Instructables – 1 Gig Flash Drive Mini Cooper]

…OS X loves taking screenshots?

5ThirtyOne posted a great tutorial on how to create & manage screenshots on OSX. Taking screenshots is actually a nicely integrated and easy to use feature in OSX, but one that is often unknown or overlookied. Since it’s something I do almost everyday, I thought it would be good to let others in on this little secret. Here are the keyboard shortcuts:

Full screen (Save to Desktop): CMD+Shift+3
Full screen (Save to Clipboard): CMD+CTRL+Shift+3
Select region (Save to Desktop): CMD+Shift+4
Select region (Save to Clipboard): CMD+CTRL+Shift+4
Select item (Save to Desktop): CMD+Shift+4 then Spacebar
Select item (Save to Clipboard): CMD+CTRL+Shift+4 then Spacebar

The rest of the tutorial is equally as informative, so if you’re looking to do a little screen capturing, definitely check it out.

[Create & Manage Screenshots On OS X]