The XNA team just released a wealth of information on developing for Windows Phone 7. This is the first of 4 releases for this series on WP7 game development by this team. They'll talk about the actual platform, to performance to adding in the final polish
to make your game really pop.
Robotics has a pretty awesome
RFID kit with a RedBee RFID reader by Robotic Connections. Here are a few specs from the reader.
Supports all EM41xx family 125 kHz RFID tags USB, XBee, and TTL Serial communication Serial Communication Protocol and Shared Serial Devices Protocol (SSDP)…
Rousset created a 4 part write up on explaining a demo built around Silverlight 4, Windows Azure and XNA on Windows Phone 7:
Showing the final result in action as well as the SL4 application to play with
Silverlight 4 XNA Platformer Level Editor for Windows Phone 7: overview (1/4)
There is a new .NET Micro Framework board that is 100% open source now. The
netduino from Secret Labs can leverage the arduino shields! Their projects page,
http://www.netduino.com/projects/, has a few projects like how to get a blinking LED to work and read data from a color sensor to…
Friend of Coding4Fun, René Schulte, has an
full write-up on how to do some simple drawing, loading, and saving with Windows Phone 7. René even used multi-touch as well!
He leverages the WriteableBitmapEx class that extends out the
WriteableBitmap Silverlight class.
To do a PhotoChooser, the…
Blake.NUI is a new open-source library for multi-touch NUI (Natural User Interface) development. It can be found at
blakenui.codeplex.com and is under a MS-PL license.
The library is still in undergoing changes but here are some of the things currently included in Blake.NUI:
WebMatrix was recently released and helps make creating websites super easy. WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Developer Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact
(an embedded database). It streamlines…
Clint Pearson created a flat database project over at CodePlex. Initially I wasn't sold on this but then after a few pokes at the source code, I realized it is actually fairly powerful. Clint implemented a table
solution for FlatDB which makes it far more powerful than a typical single…
The .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) team has a great example of using low cost, embedded computing to improve their biking experience.
All the source code can be found at
http://netmfbikecomputer.codeplex.com/ and just a reminder, the NETMF is 100% open source as well!
WEI Share ("We Share") is a
Coding4Fun code sample that takes your
Windows Experience Index score and shares it with the world (anonymously) to an Azure website with a Silverlight front end and lets you post your WEI score to Facebook for bragging rights.