A lot. 4.7 million lines of code for the HD player to work on an xbox 360 to be exact. I was glancing the news over at
Kotaku and they linked to the
xbox team's blog. I have to admit, I'm rather shocked at that number but some what jealous.
There was a lot of stuff…
Jeff Hans and Yann Lecon last year made a
muli-touch screen application. A year later the guys over at Tinker.it created a
touch screen too. With some plexiglass, 36 LED, and some other parts, they managed to recreate the the touch screen. They explain the principles behind it…
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…
off a quick easy way to get “good enough” GPS coordinates from your Windows Mobile phone. Did I say “Good enough”? I did and am referring to Assisted GPS triangulation. It won't give you a
precise location lock, however, it will be near you.
By using the Radio…
Uditha has created some handy XNA 3.0 examples over on
their blog. From creating an
MP3 player, a
simple media application and even
using speech in XNA!
One of Uditha's neat sample code bits is a
3D windows form in XNA. The source project for this is hosted on Codeplex.
Scott Hanselman hacks up some more hardware, this time the
CueCat to get more info about the books he is reading onto his blog.
Scott decodes the barcode information, changes the UPC into ISBN, then call Amazon's Web Service via REST and finally wraps everything up into a Live Writer…
Coding4Fun is a pretty popular site on MSDN. But even we were surprised at how quickly people responded to it. One clever prankster wrote in that he had taken the randomly opening CD tray idea and wrote a Windows service to fake out one of his co-workers.
Another programmer wrote…
Mike Ormond and
Mike Taulty each have an entry on DeepZoom and creating MultiScaleTileSources for Silverlight 2.
Mike Ormond's example is a Mandelbrot set which is pretty cool.
Wikipedia has an amazing write-up about what exactly a Mandelbrot set is, but it is a perfect example for…
The developers on the XNA Gaming Studio team have just released a new version. A few of the new features
are Vista support, Bitmap-based fonts, XACT 3D audio support, customizable thumbnails for the XNA Game launcher and a bunch more.
You can grab the
new version of XNA Gaming Studio…
RobotTurk is a system that was developed with the Istanbul Municipality and Microsoft that helps provide live video to disaster struck regions. Using unmanned aerial helicopters equipped with an eBox computer running Microsoft Robotic Studio, one can get
a live stream along with exact…