Brian Peek has done something rather awesome, he built an
easy-to-use managed API for the wiimote.
He provides the full source along with a sample application on how to use the API.
Well, what does the API actually support? The classic controller, the state of the IR and acceleration,…
Stephen Walters from SuperExpert has created an
example website on using the Windows Live SDK.
While a quick demo on how to use it, it shows how quickly and easily one can embed a search engine into their own site.
One big thing to remember about non-asynchronous webservice calls is your page's…
Ok, you're new to programming? Don't fully understand Object-Oriented programming?
Don't worry, Microsoft just launched the
Beginner Developer Learning Center. They have 2 different tracks, web and windows development. Each track has 3 tiers. Tier 1 provides a foundation…
Scott Hanselman hacks up some more hardware, this time the
CueCat to get more info about the books he is reading onto his blog.
Scott decodes the barcode information, changes the UPC into ISBN, then call Amazon's Web Service via REST and finally wraps everything up into a Live Writer…
Microsoft has sponsored a 4 day
XNA game building contest at the Game Developer Conference. Joystiq has some excellent converage of the individual teams. So far Joystiq has posted articles about
Dungeon Quest, and
Scott Hanselman has created a
Fingerprint Manager that interfaces with the Microsoft Fingerprint reader and the GrFinger SDK.
Scott uses suprisingly an XML file to store the images in a byte array. While big and even bigger since it is converted to base64 converted, it is cool way to create…
Tyler Schlegel has created a
basic browser-based chat application using ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX. For those who don't know what
ASP.NET AJAX is, it was formally known as Atlas and is Microsoft's framework to provide Ajax calls. It works on other frameworks such as PHP and ColdFusion.…
Jeff Hans and Yann Lecon last year made a
muli-touch screen application. A year later the guys over at Tinker.it created a
touch screen too. With some plexiglass, 36 LED, and some other parts, they managed to recreate the the touch screen. They explain the principles behind it…
Stephen Walther did so much he created a
You can give the Hangman game a try over at his…
"What if instead of ME going to get the BEER, the BEER came to ME?". This is the question John W. Cornwell answered when he created
what I will say is one of the neatest devices ever,
a robotic beverage launching refrigerator. You can view a video of it off