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 plug-in. …
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 a…
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 and roughtly tell…
Stephen Walther did so much he created a
You can give the Hangman game a try over at his site,…
"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
Metacafe of its flinging…
Mono Project just announced that it supports Visual Basic. Going over to their site,
Mono 184.108.40.206 was just released too. Looks like Mono supports an almost complete API model for ASP.NET 2.0 now too.
If you love wireless gaming or are doing some XNA Development, good news since
you can now buy the Xbox 360 Wireless Reciever for Windows. It costs $20 dollars by itself and $60 dollars with a wireless controller.
Mike Harkabus over at Clarity Consulting has created a code example for Coding 4 Fun on
using an accelerometer to measure the performance of your car. No need to even modify your car, the USB accelerometer will handle it.
It polls 20 to 30 times a second and with this ability, one can measure…