Over the weekend we ran our 'Sneak-A-Beat' tech workshop for as few youth from around Manukau. It was so awesome to be out in the community to work with all the youth that attended. This workshop was made possible with the help of Panuku Development Auckland and Te Haa o Manukau, Manukau's premiere co-working, events and Makerspace. In our workshop we used Scratch, a free visual programming app to create an AR beat machine. For those who may know know 'AR' or 'augmented reali
This coming Saturday we will be LIVE at Te Haa o Manukau, 2 Osterley Way, Manuakau from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. With the support of Te Haa o Manukau and Panuku Developments AKL, Ask Q will be running its first technology workshop in the event space of Haa with hopefully more to come in the future. Our first workshop is our Scratch-A-Beat Workshop, where we work with youth to create their very own AR beat machine in Scratch, a free visual programming app. We would love to have your c
FYI - This is a cool post if you want some posters for your workspace, classroom or home, that celebrate Te Reo Māori and the world of technology! Every year we have Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori, a week that celebrates the native language of Aotearoa(New Zealand). Being a Māori myself, I'm always keen to share as much as I can about my language and culture, even though I'm still learning myself. Last year I created a few different posters where I pretty much found different definit
Ive been working with one of my clients to develop their graphic design skills in Photoshop and over the last month. In our time we have had a couple of sessions creating Christmas graphics and also some poster design stuff. One thing we looked at was how to use shapes in Photoshop to create a Christmas decoration. Its super easy once you get your head around things. I made this using a circle and rounded square as the base.Then found a ribbon and also added a few 10 point st
Over on our ASK Q Facebook page we have been sharing quiet a lot of quick tip videos. From different tips on how to use your iPhone easier to creating quick graphic design images using your smartphone. Its been great creating these and wanted to note down a few things I've found in my leanings. Its been really fun putting these together and I've been finding it hard to keep up as we post one each day. This process of creating one each day has taught me more about the producti
We are back online with #askqLIVE. #askqLIVE is a quick online workshop for anyone keen to learn some new tips. For the most part we share tips to help you do different things using your technology. Whether its a smartphone or computer we will have something for everyone. We started a couple of workshops a few months ago and have looked at tips in Snapchat and also how to editing images using you smartphone and some handy apps such as Google Snapseed and Adobe Photoshop Mix.