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 .Net…
The developers over at Mono group have created Moonlight. What is moonlight? It is an implementation
of Silverlight, which is a cross-platform plug-in that allows .Net programming and a host of other things.
Miguel de Icaza posted some YouTube videos showing off desklets which are powered by…
Dave Weller and the XNA team have posted the
XNA presentations from Gamefest 2007. A few of the presentations are:
The costs of managed code
I recommend this even if you're not interested in XNA. It will show you how to speed up code and what actually makes some code slow for no apparent…
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 they had to use such as…
Ever see a website with some amazing effects but no clue how they got them? Chances are they used a framework like jQuery. Glimmer is a WPF-based Windows application that allows you to easily create interactive elements on your web pages by harnessing
the power of the jQuery library. Without…
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 Interface Layer,…
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…
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 plug-in. …
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 and roughtly tell…