These are some of the questions we receive most often.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.
Quick access to your courses and downloads
Looking for your courses and downloads?
Please watch this short video to learn how to find them.
How to access the Tech Explorations Makers Club on Facebook
As a student of any of our courses (including the free ones), or a reader of any of our books, you can become a member of our Makers Club on Facebook.
The Tech Explorations Makers Club, is a closed Facebook group where they can interact with other hobbyists and help each other.
To become a member in the Makers Club, please follow this process:
1. Login to Facebook and go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/TechExplorationsMakersClub
2. You will see a button titled “+ Join Group”. Click on that button.
3. Answer the membership questions.
The group moderator (Lina) will grant you access within 24 hours.
After that, you can read all posts, and interactions, and make your own posts.
I have purchased the print or ebook version of KiCad Like a Pro. How do I access the KiCad forum?
At the moment, we don’t have an automated way to give you access to the KiCad forum, unless you are a student of the video course.
However, you still can access the KiCad Forum, and it is simple:
If you have purchased the ebook or print versions of KiCad Like a Pro, please raise a support ticket to request access to the KiCad forum.
Please watch this video for more details.
I have a problem in my personal project. Can you help me?
Unfortunately, we can’t provide consultancy for personal or work related projects.
Our Help Desk is meant to help our students in the context of their study, or for people making enquiries about our courses.
However, if you are a member of our Makers Club, you are welcome to discuss anything related to technology, personal or work projects, and, of course, science.
Badges and recognising your progress
Learning is an active process of acquiring new skills.
Learning should leave a trail of evidence behind. This trail could consist of things that you have made (gadgets, sketches), documents (notes in your notebook, blog posts etc), forum conversations.
Another great way to create a learning trail is through the collection of badges.
If you are enrolled to a course on the Tech Explorations website, you will earn badges when you complete specific achievements. Think of an achievement as an activity that relates to your learning process. Here’s some examples:
- Complete a lecture
- Complete a section
- Complete a quiz with a score over 90%
- Complete a quiz with a perfect score: 100%
- Post a reply to a forum topic
- Complete a Learn by Doing activity
We are constantly reviewing and updating the kind of achievements that can earn you badges.
With every badge, you will also earn the associated achievement points. These points are added to your current total.
To collect badges, just complete lectures, sections, quizzes, and participate in forum discussions.
You can see your current totals in your profile page. To get to your profile page, click on your avatar icon on the top right side of the top navigation bar.
In addition to the above, when you complete a full course, you will earn a special Course Completed badge. This badge will be send to your Credly account, where you can collect badges from various activities across the Internet. This way, you can have the equivalent of a school certificate outside of Tech Explorations. You also have the option to share these badges with anyone on the Internet.
How to use the Help Desk
This video will explain how (and when) to use the Help Desk.
How to create a free account
This video shows you how to create a new account on the Tech Explorations website.
How to use the forums
In this video, learn how to use the forums. Each course on the Tech Explorations website has its own forum. Use the forum to discuss topics directly related to the corresponding course content.
If you need support for technical issues with your website, account and billing issues, or have questions that are not directly related to the course you are studying, please use the Help Desk.
How to reset your password and access your content
In this video I show you how to login to the new web site so that you can access the courses that you are already enrolled to in the old website.
If you were enrolled to any course on txplore.com on or before January 10, 2019, then our team has migrated your enrollments and account to the new website.
Please watch this video to learn how to reset your password so that you can login for the first time.
How to customise your profile page
In this video, I show how to customize the images of your profile.