Keeping your Mind Active (Having Fun)
This class was centered around games and puzzles you might play to help keep your mind alert and active.
The links below will direct you to the site we accessed in class along with many others we did not have time to look at. Most of these are free, some may require a payment to include additional features and some are also available as Apps for Tablets/iPads etc.
https://www.lumosity.com/ - brain free testing - (login) get more by paying
http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/ - many online games
http://www.mindgames.com/ - a collection of online games
http://www.gametop.com/category/brain-games.html - download
http://freebrainagegames.com/ - online - measure your brain age
https://www.fitbrains.com/ - train your brain online (login)
http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/computer-backgammon.html - online
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/braingames/braingames.htm - online kids games
http://www.izzygames.com/brain-games-k84.html?gclid=CPzZvOexoc8CFQuCvQodrfYIlQ - online
These links were current at the time of posting this article. No responsibility is taken for changes or removals.
As Microsoft did not provide the games in Windows 10 that were available in Windows 7 - the link below will allow you to download a program you can install on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 that will provide the same games for you. This download will be compressed and you will need to unzip it before you can install it.
When page opens, look for the link "Download Windows 7 games for Windows 10" and select it.
Ref Date: 6 Oct 2016
Create Animation from Photos
For this class we are using a program to Morph from one image to another. This is great for fun effects and even more serious work. For the sake of this lesson we will be using 2 photos (child and adult of the same person) so we can see the transformation from one to the other. It is possible to use more than 2 photos and even use existing video for morphing.
The program we are using is Sqirlz Morph, which can be donloaded from:http://www.xiberpix.net/SqirlzMorph.html and select he "Download Now from Tucows" link at the bottom of the page. You may also wish to look at some examples of morphing other people have done.
Once you have downloaded the program, you will need to install it to carry out the class lesson.
Download the PDF file attached which contains the leasson and all relevent instructions.
Don't forget to also download the images that are used in the text to practice with.
Ref Date: 16 Oct 2016
Transfer Data between Devices
In today's world we have a multitude of devices in which we use to store information and it would be nice to be able to share it accross devices, either our own devices or someone elses.
We are impacted and confused by the fact that we have Apple Vs Android along with a multitude of models for each.
Technologies that are available include: WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi Direct, InraRed and/or by Cable Direct (USB?).
The following guides have been put together to assist you:
The lniks provided were accurate and working at the time this article was posted - no responsibility is taken for any that have been removed or altered.
A newer method of allowing different devices to share the same data (without the need for cables) is to use a Wireless Portable USB Drive. The following links are provided to assist you:
Ref Date: 17 Oct 2016
Using Your Digital Camera
In this lesson we looked at the various settings and controls which are part of your Digital Camera.
Remember - that most cameras/models are different, not so much in the way they work, but in the way you set/change the various options - so you need to get to know your camera.
The PDF file attached explains many aspects of using a Digital Camera.
Ref Date: 17 Oct 2016