Ok, what is Mono? Mono is an open development initiative that is attempting to develop an open source version of
Microsoft.Net. At this this point, the API coverage is limited to .Net 1.1 with limited support for 2.0.
So why care? If you want your application to be a bit more platform…
Meng Wang shows how to have your computer make calls with your GSM cell phone
in VB.Net. If you're interested in how this works, he has 3 articles on Code Project.
Part I - Retrieve Phone Settings
Part II - Send SMS (link dead 7/8/2008) Part III - Dial, Answer, Reject (link dead 7/8/2008)
Wondering what you can get your favorite coder? Have no idea what to ask for? Check out the guide, there
are a bunch of ideas in there that may interest you.
Holiday Gift Guide for Coding4Fun 2006 Edition is now up so look no farther! The holiday guide is broken down into 5 sections:
Tired of giving socks every year to your favorite engineer or technology elitist? Coding4Fun has come up with a holiday gift guide of items that are sure to make them glee with joy. We've cranked up the geek-factor and have tried to come up with the biggest
list of programmable presents on the…
Well, actually a Microbric Viper Robot instead of a real snake, however, Scott Hanselman created a great article on controlling the
Viper with a custom IR Serial Port using .Net.
Scott goes on to explain the issues with controlling the robot and polling times. He ended up reflecting out the…
No clue what "WPF/E" is?
Scott Guthrie goes on to explain, "It is a small client runtime that enables AJAX developers and designers to deliver richer, cross-platform, interactive web experiences. It will allow applications to go beyond what can be done with pure HTML today, and
Ben Heck modified his xbox 360 wireless controller to be one handed. The right thumbstick has been actually moved to the back of the controller along with new buttons added for the XYAB buttons. Took him three revisions to complete with the final version
even includes rumble!
Tyler Whitney has written an
article on programming LEGO Mindstorm using the My namespace robots for Coding 4 Fun. What is the My namespace? It is a new feature in Visual Basic 2005 that helps put commonly used functionality at your fingertips. Tyler has provided a very nice, quick
I noticed on
Scott Hanselman's blog about
Ashish Derhgawen building a camera panner using a floppy drive. There are two YouTube videos that show the panner in action and I have to admit, it is pretty cool. Ashish's entire blog has a ton of neat hardware entries such as motion detection and…
Who says business software can't be fun?
Wooseok Seo created a port of Tetris in Excel of all things.
Frank La Vigne found this peice of gold which dates back from March 2004.
By leveraging Visual Studio Tools for Office System, he added Tetris in Excel. He shows the basics of tetris,…