Windows Home Server now has their SDK available over at MSDN. The Home Server is build on WIndows
and IIS so you get a bunch of API access for free.
Setup: Reference the HomeServerExt.dll in a class library
Settings interfaces (VB, C#, C++) Deploy
If you have the Xbox 360 Guitar Hero controller, you can use XInput to actually mount it as a controller exactly like an Xbox 360 USB controller.
Frets on Fire already has it working with a quick control map.
Here is the
download link from Microsoft (32bit) or the
64 bit edition here.
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…