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…
Guitar Hero is a game that has wasted countless hours shreading. People have
hooked their controllers up to a PC, someone created a
PC application that works of your keyboard like Guitar Hero called Frets on Fire, and now someone
hooked the controller up to a Commodore 64.
Toni goes on to…
Chances are you've played a first-person shooter such as Unreal Tournament, and if so chances are you've come across what is known
as a bot. Now these things can be really annoying, that is unless you are behind one. Andy Sterland, James Lissiak, and Tom Randell has created an
.Net C# or VB…
Scott Hanselman has createda follow up to his
first article on controlling the Microbric Viper Robot. Scott now
added in Powershell and created a LOGO-like experience with .Net.
He created a video, which is on Channel 9,
showing off the robot in action. The
source code for the…
The 60 gamer points for 1000 death match games and 1000 dark ops games for xbox live really need to be won. Should
I play 40 hours of gaming or spend 10 hours to build a robot to do it for me. I didn't do this,
Diego Knyte did and he called it the xBot. Since all one needed was the start…
Paulo Blikstein over at MIT created a computer that runs on water. Yes, I said water. The stuff that covers 70% of the earth. Paulo created a boolean logic gate that does both an XOR and AND functionality. From there he created a four bit adder.
But can it play Doom?
Nikhil Kothari shows how to
author a sidebar gadget in vista in c# utilizing
Script#. His example shows how to use a gadget with Script# to search MSDN.
Since Script# is c# only, you can use Carlos Aguilar Mares Code translator to get VB to C Sharp over…
You early adopters of Vista may need some help with getting XNA Game Studio Express to run. Dave Weller has created a
how-to on getting the two to make sweet love.
Please note that XNA Game Studio Express is not offically supported on Vista and if something goes wrong, no one can support you.
Brian Peek, one of the Coding 4 Fun authors,
posted a video of the King from Chuck E. Cheese. If you haven't been to Chuck E. Cheese, he is one of their animatronic characters that sings and dances and generally scares children.
Now what it really cool is how the person controlled the King. It…
Scott Hanselman has
created a way to show video on his Optimus Mini Three. Each key is a 24-bit 96 by 96 pixel LCD and connects through USB to your computer. Optimus has
APIs and code examples.
Scott shows a tease code sample on how he did the video on the key.
Speaking of a video, here is…