Chris Myers over at
isopod design created a home defending system by using a Roomba. He salvaged a red Roomba off Craig's List and gutted out the vacuum. Using
Make Magazine's bluetooh tutorial and a bluesmurf bluetooth module from
Sparkfun, Chris managed to get the Roomba…
Mads Kristensen, of BlogEngine.Net fame, has a post on
getting the language and country from a browser in ASP.Net. Why is this important? Well, some sites have something called
localization/internationalization and mapping IP addresses to countries isn't always the best option.
Pavel Bansky has created a demo using an
LCD output and the .Net Micro framework. His demo project is based around the EDK Plus development platform. Pavel used a few additional bits but this is awesome!
Demo project and library can be even downloaded!…
Radiohead did something pretty interesting. They released their new music video, which was done all in LIDAR. Their video is, for all intents and purposes, is just pure data!
They have all the data for you to play with over at
Scott Guthrie has a great post about question marks and LINQ. Well, actually, it is about the c# null coalescing operator, ??.
So what does the ?? operator do? It checks a value and if null, put in something different.
string foo = arg;
if( foo == null)
ASCII art has been around for ages but
Matt has created a way to create to
convert images into ASCII text for web pages. Matt explains how he does the color conversions and how he gets data from the image to text. One major thing he stresses is you must use a monotype font. What…
Reza Naima over at UC Berkeley is in the process of creating a health monitor system that connects to a PocketPC device via Bluetooth to display its results. The system currently monitors seven
different items from the person it is monitoring.
ECG - heart rythms EMG - mussle tension…
Brian Peek has done something rather awesome, he built an
easy-to-use managed API for the wiimote.
He provides the full source along with a sample application on how to use the API.
Well, what does the API actually support? The classic controller, the state of the IR and acceleration,…
Graphic novels (or as they used to say, 'comic books') have been hot collector items for years. There are those of us who still get choked up when we think of the stacks of Fantastic Four, Superman, Spiderman, Silver Surfer, and other classic titles of
our youth that got thrown in the trash…
Lifehacker alerted me that Live can now
do 3D maps! Right now San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, and Seattle are in 3D.
What is even cooler is you can use some
Here is the "hello world" program from the post.…