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…
Brian Cross who works over at the Windows Mobile Division has
created a robot named WiMo (Windows
Mobile). WiMo a robot that is powered by Windows Mobile SDK and can be controlled through bluetooth. It was written in c# with a small amount of native code for DirectShow so everything is pretty…
Looking for some wireless serial devices? The guys over at Trossen's Robotics have found five
Serial bluetooth Adapters tha can communicate via your serial port. If you combine those with some motors, you have a very simple robot. Throw on an axe and you have a
If you can't figure out how to get your Wiimote to talk to your computer, try a
Phidget 3-Axis Accelerometer. I love the inexpensive phidgets to help aid in getting hardware solutions solved quick and easy. Now you design devices that can tell where they are and what their orientation is. You…
The US military has
decided to start using the Xbox 360 controllers to help train their soliders. The Future Combat System (FCS) is part of a program to help modernize the Army. From the picture, you can see a solider use the controller to help navigate around.
I wonder if he can pop Gears of…
Ever get tired of sorting your music by Artist but only to resort it by album? Arian
created an example that sorts your music with the help of
Windows Desktop Search (WDS). The application works much like the three-attribue criteria that iTunes uses. His example code also shows a nice…
Can't beat Ninja Gaiden for 360? Try the NES version on the 360! Bryan Livingston and Adam Helps ported
Johnathan Turner's SharpNES emulator to run off the XNA Framework. It is over at
Google Code as XNA SharpNES and can be
To grab the source code, one needs Subversion (SVN). …
This is what happens when you have geeks, an industrial robot and a WiiRemote just laying around.
You get a sword-wielding, tennis-playing, WiiMote-controlled robot. From the article, it looks like they used VB.net with a generic joystick driver and used an
interface with a joystick with c# on…