It will likely take a few more years before smartglasses are ready for primetime as component makers achieve the innovations necessary for consumer-centric device designs. Nevertheless, two technology companies are making steps in that direction as Qualcomm is rumored to be working on a chip dedicated to AR & VR headsets, while DigiLens has reduced the size of its waveguide displays for motorcycle helmets.
In a move that will increase production capacity for its TrueDepth camera system, Apple has awarded vendor Finisar with $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund.
Augmented and virtual reality continues to be a hot commodity among tech investors, with more than $800 million invested in AR/VR companies in the second quarter alone and global tech leaders like Samsung focusing their investment strategies on the emerging field.
Alright MacGyver, for this week's assignment, you're going to need a picture of a chair, and SketchUp. And maybe some duct tape. We're going to show you how to use Photo Match to create a chair component from a digital image in this SketchUp software tutorial. It's one thing to use Photo Match in SketchUp to adjust perspective with buildings, but you can also use it to work with components, as you'll learn in this video.
Need an introduction to Adobe Flash Builder 4's Spark component framework? This clip provides just that. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the installation & soldering of SOIC14 gull wing lead component using a point-to-point soldering technique.
Google SketchUp offers a new feature in the most recent version of their program - dynamic components. Dynamic components add a certain intelligence to objects within your project, as well as make interactivity easier. This series shows you how to alter your component and take full advantage of the dynamic component feature.
Need a little bit of help figuring out how to build custom data entry form components in Flash Builder 4? This clip will show you what to do. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
A Data Grid lets you organize information on your website or other Flash project. Create lists or schedules, like concert dates, by using the Data Grid component included in Adobe Flash CS4, and then modify it using Action Script 3.
Scroll panes can create frames within your website, which can be condensed and then scrolled through. Scroll panes help you optimize the screen space without losing out on content. Follow along with this tutorials and add a scroll pane to your own website or other Flash-based content.
Checkboxes let users to your site select or deselect items in a list (such as adding products to a shopping cart or selecting multiple answers to a quiz or poll). This tutorial shows you how to build and incorporate checkboxes to your website or other Flash project.
Create your own loader component to incorporate into your Flash-based website or other Flash application. This component will increase the ability for users to interact dynamically with your website and create more user-friendly content. This tutorial shows you how you can work with the UI loader component using Adobe Flash
In this two-part soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the placing of a J-leaded component on a PLCC circuit board using lead-free solder.
Add extra interactivity to your website by incorporating the Text Input component. This tutorial shows you how to build your own component and customize it for your website's needs. Text input allows your users to interact with the website by typing in information - like names or email addreses.
The Numeric Stepper component in Adobe Flash CS 4 is a small but very useful feature which allows users to select any number in a particular quantity - such as giving a birthday or indicating how many of a particular product they want to buy. Watch this tutorial to learn how you can use the Numeric Stepper component for your own projects.
Add to the functionality and user interactivity of your website or other project constructed in Adobe Flash CS4 by incorporating the Label component. By using this component and Action Script 3, you can allow visitors or users to interact with graphics and images on your website.
Use ActionScript 3 and Adobe Flash CS3 to add in a slider component to the website or project you're building in Flash. A slider component can allow users to do things like change the size of animations on your website.
A numeric stepper component is one which you can add to your website to allow users to select numbers or from a list of avaiable items - useful, for instance, if you wanted a webstore which allowed for a quantity function. This Adobe Flash CS3 tutorial shows you how to create and use a numeric stepper component.
The Color Picker component lets users change colors of a designated item - like choosing red lilies or white lilies in a Flash-based game. This tutorial demonstrates how to construct your items in ActionScript 3 and then attach them to the Color Picker function in Adobe Flash.
The Text Area Component is a tool available to website developers who are using Adobe Flash CS4 to build their website, and it designates a specific area of your field as text-based. You can also set up these fields as either editable or non-editable.
The checkbox component is a useful addition to websites in a myriad of ways, which will allow your users to add or remove chosen items from a particular list. This tutorial shows you how to create a dynamic checkbox list and add it to your website.
The color picker component in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 3 will let visitors to your website choose their own color from a pre-selected palette and apply it to your specially indicated dynamic objects. Useful for paper-doll programs or other similar applications!
For people who want to make a more dynamic and user-friendly website, this tutorial demonstrates how you can use Action Script 3 in Adobe Flash to work with the DataGrid component function, especially when you want to render it dynamically.
Jewelry wire components are quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. To make a wire component for jewelry, you'll need practice wire jewelry, a flush cutter, fine step jaw pliers, nylon jaw pliers, and a jewelery making jig with metal pegs. Learn how to make wire components by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the installation of an 0402 component.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the installation and soldering of an 0603 chip component using a point-to-point lead-free soldering technique.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the installation and soldering of an SOT23 component using a point-to-point lead-free soldering technique.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates how to install and solder properly a through hole component into a circuit board.
Hand soldering a QFN component is almost impossible unless you have the right tools. Among these tools is the SchmartBoard|ez prototyping board. Here we hand solder a .5mm QFN component.
Add lists to your Flash-based website, game or other project. This tutorial shows you how to use Action Script 3 and Adobe Flash CS4 to create custom lists with interactivity features, like music playlists, and incorporate them into your project.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn about the basics and functions of components in Google SketchUp. The difference between components and groups being that groups have no relation to each other. Any of copy of a group is a completely separate entity. This tutorial covers components versus groups, how to edit components, and the component browser.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the wet tack method for surface mount chip component preparation.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the dry tack method for surface mount chip component preparation.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier demonstrates the through-hole preparation pliers method with lead-free solder.
A scrollbar adds a little bit of user interactivity to your website, letting visitors navigate and helping you optimize page space as well. This tutorial shows you how to utilize the scrollbar component when you're building a website in Adobe Flash CS3.
This tool in Dreamweaver allows users to redefine an existing component of HTML. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Flash.
In this Rhino / Grasshopper 3D software tutorial we rebuild the shift tutorial provided by David Rutten.
This video shows you how to use the new ActionScript 3.0 component set in Flash. You learn how to edit the appearance of a Button component by modifying its skin. Check it out now! Use components in Flash.
In this tutorial series Mike Lively shows how to convert Wordpress into the Adobe Flex 3 application Flexpress.
Whether you're new to Adobe's Creative Suite or a seasoned graphic design professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to create a basic button component in Flash Catalyst from start to finish.