out about a game that was done at Microsoft's Puzzle day involving everyone's favorite book, Harry Potter and his wand. All wand jokes aside,
Nathan Pooley, appears to have created the wand and shows how to build a Harry Potter Point of View (PoV) wand. It detects if you did…
Nope, it stands for structured actually. But if you are a bit afraid of SQL, MSDev.com has
20 how-to videos about SQL Server 2008 Express! This series of short how-to-videos will touch on SQL Server Express 2008 features such as: how to backup a SQL Express database,
how to backup a…
Over at Trossen Robotics Forums, I became aware of a sweet USB turret with the ability to track multiple targets. They built it using Phidgets (they are on our
holiday gift guide) and a few other parts.
In addition to just servos, I found out via
Trossen Robotics you can use a servo…
You guys want to try out the newest and greatest Visual Studio Express? The Visual Studio team just released VS 2010 Beta 2 for everyone to try out. It should be out in March, 2010 for the full version as well.
for some XNA help? Shawn Hargreaves's blog has a bunch of answers questions like anisotropic filtering, mipmapping, and texture filtering.
If you're not sure what mipmapping is, it is precalculating a copy of an image that is smaller than the original. This way you control the rendering…
Ever think of a book you needed but didn't have access to a computer to add it? Well, if you have a Windows Mobile
phone, you're in luck.
Will Danford created an
application for your Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone that hooks into Amazon's Webservices so you can shop. Since this version…
Joel Ivory Johnson created a rather functional program for his Zune HD.
Joel created a bubble level based on the accelerometer in the Zune HD to get the tilt of the device. From that data and
everyone's favorite theorem, he created a bubble level!
Joel also explains the math needed…
Robozzle is a Silverlight game that helps teach players the art of programming logic through a series of fun and challenging community-created puzzles. What's more, the game is "community sourced" meaning not only can
you contribute new levels - but actually help expand the game…
Brian Peek, of wiimote fame, gave a talk to the Facebook .NET Programmers Group and had it recorded. The talk is about creating a clone of Space Invaders called Alien Attack in XNA Game Studio 3.0. If you want
even greater detail, this is the
first chapter in the Coding4Fun book.…
Tamir Gal has a Secure Shell (SSH) library for .Net. What is SSH you ask?
SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a
secure channel between two networked devices
SharpSSH allows you to read/write data and transfer files over SSH channels using an API similar…