University of Western Australia has created a cheap way to navigate immersive 3D environments. To accomplish this task, they modify
DarwiinRemote for OS X. The WiiRemote provided a low cost alternative to other controllers used for immersive environemnts.
If you're looking for a .Net…
From Neatorama, here is a
MS Research technology called PodTech. It uses a camera from above to watch your desk. This differs from a multi-touch screen system that runs of total internal reflection that
Jeff Han built. To run the PodTech system, you simply touch your index finger and thumb…
WiigoBot is a
Lego NXT robot that has the unique ability to dominate WiiSport's Bowling. It throws the perfect game every time. BattleBricks even has a
YouTube video of the game.
Here I am still using the rubber bumpers to get my perfect game.
Clint Rutkas decided it was a good idea to
drop 1000 super bouncy balls onto his CTO. His rig has a
Control Anything USB relay board, a slightly modified ceiling tile, and a drill.
It uses the .Net SerialPort object to interface with the relayboard and was remotely executed through Remote…
Brian Peek created a fun little
application that rotates your screen with a built in scheduler for April Fool's Day.
He shows how to do capture monitor data. Not just one monitor mind you, every monitor hooked into your system.
This application used the framework from his
Ever need to do some zip file compression? Well, depending on what version of .Net you're using, it may not be there.
.Net 3.0 has support and lives in the System.IO.Packaging namespace. If you're not that cutting edge, you can use this clever work around that
Chris Sell points out by using the…
Segway? That is so 1999. These
folks over in Britian created a 1 wheeled balancing skateboard. It uses a PIC controller, ADXRS300 Rate Gyro and a dual axis accelerometer. There is a youtube video also.
I think I found my new way of getting to work every day.
Zman from TheZBuffer.com shows you how to
get the Ting Tennis working on your Xbox 360. He also shows how to use the XInput API to get controller support. To get sound, he had to replace System.Media with the XACT audio API.
Here is the
link to the first article if you haven't had a chance to…
Brian Trautman created a way to
share his computer's clipboard amoung multiple computers with web services.
His approach helps get around firewalls, NAT and what not. This also allows a feature that I wish was in Remote Desktop, the ability to copy non-text data.
Matt Gertz is showing how to code Eucher in VB.net. What is Eucher? It is a trump style card game with 2 teams of 2 people. Wikipedia
has more history and the rules if you care.
Currently there are six parts on line and you can hit up the
VB Team blog and see if more are released.