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…
Travis Feirtag shows how to
use an accelerometer and .Net 2.0 in 2D and 3D. To do the rendering, Travis uses GDI+ for the 2D example and Direct X for the 3D example. For an accelerometer, Travis uses the
Analog Devices XL202 Evaluation Board with an RS232 interface.
Now what can…
Jimmy Schementi posted about his talk at RubyConf 2009 and talked about embedding IronRuby in another program. His goals were:
2D rendering surface with simple primitive shapes Simple animation support – callbacks for each frame and each object on the canvas
User-loadable “macros” for…
If you've used PHP, you may have had the pleasure of using
MySQL, an open-source SQL engine. Jeffery McManus has pointed out a
few helper points for problems he has had with the .Net framework and MySQL. The two main points are Dates and unsigned integers and he explains why…
A chap named
Hap had a foe, but unlike Carl Spackler , he took a far more
technical and cruelty free approach to his varmints (and less TNT). He built a deterrent system that used a motion detector wireless transmitter and a timer delay and would spray water on the offending…
Jimmy Schementi shows you how to add scripting to your your application by leveraging the DLR and Ruby!
Just by adding in a few lines of code and referencing a few dlls, one can easily add real time scripting to their application. The examples on the right are simple, but think about what…
Explore some of the free
resources that are available to beginning developers
If you are looking to learn the basics, join us as we browse through the MSDN Beginner Developer Learning Center, create mashups, gadgets, and games with Microsoft Popfly, and work on your first programming project,…
We've been asked a few times to
create a screen scraper, however, the
ASP.Net Library site has created a way of screen scraping. They parse the HTML and find the tables in it and directly convert those to Data Sets for your program to consume.
Their demo uses pre-done HTML, however they…
This is really cool, Sacha Barber has put a neat way to browse Amazon.com by using WPF's ability to
He has a detailed write up of the application over at Code Project.
Sacha even has a video of the interface in action.
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…