Category: Virtual Sandbox

How to Make Your Own DIY Ambilight

An Ambilight is lights that you put behind your monitor or TV that match the colours on screen to add extra immersion. Ambilights are expensive to buy, so we’ll make our own with Arduinos and addressable leds. This tutorial HERE goes through how to make your own DIY Ambilight.

Show and Tell Nov. 26!

For this week’s show and tell, we’ll look at some shaders in Unity and how they’re made. The meeting starts at 2:30 and goes on for about an hour. Zoom link: Meeting ID: 842 8527 0829Password: 673505

Build A JavaScript Drawing

JavaScript can be used as a drawing tool, bringing HTML and CSS elements to life on a web browser screen. Being able to make static pages look more appealing with graphical elements is a key part of web development, so learning how to make the most out of JavaScript’s drawing capabilities is critical. Consider trying…
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Throwing Shade[rs] at Unity

When flat colors and textures aren’t enough to make your game look good, that’s where shaders come in. Shaders are responsible for water, glowing, and swaying grass in video games. Shaders can change the entire look and style of a game, and Unity has now made an easier way to create shaders in a GUI…
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Do you really know Udemy?

Udemy is an online learning and teaching platform. You can find over 130000 courses about all kinds of things. Concordia provides free Udemy classes from Udemy Business, including less but more focus on improving interpersonal skills. Log into Udemy from myConcordia-accounts and settings-Udemy, use your netname and password and you can start using Udemy. You…
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Lets get some strippers in here!

Dealing with electronics, we’ll inevitably need to deal with wires at one point or another. The first thing you’ll have to do is to strip the insulation to get to the meat of it, so to speak. So what are your options? Here’s a video about the different options: As covered in our Show &…
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Show & Tell! 19 Nov. 2020

This week’s show and tell will be about wire stripping! Join us to see different ways and to share yours alongside any ideas and projects you’re working on! It starts at 14:30 and goes for an hour. Zoom Link: 103134

How to Make a Chatbot in Python

A chatbot is an AI-based software designed to interact with humans in their natural languages. These chatbots are usually converse via auditory or textual methods, and they can effortlessly mimic human languages to communicate with human beings in a human-like manner. A chatbot is arguably one of the best applications of natural language processing. Chatbots can…
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PBR Materials for Photorealism

Physically-Based Rendered materials or PBR materials are materials for 3D models that are based on scans from real life objects. They combine different types of materials, such as albedo for colour and metallic and normal maps to make an object look shiny, and textured. THIS site is a great resource for many free, high-quality PBR…
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Shut up and take my Arduino!

Have you ever had an idea so ridiculous you thought it couldn’t be useful? Have you ever wondered to which extent you can go with an Arduino or other micro controller? Lets push some of these boundaries of knowledge with… useless and even dangerous Arduino projects! First and favorite contender, the auto shoelaces! If you…
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