Arian Kulp created a way to
keep on top of what you checked out from the library and will tell you when it is due. It also allows you to search for books from the comfort of your home or starbucks.
His code makes the assumption your library uses the Horizon Information Portal as that is what his…
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…
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…
Matthias Wandel, an engineer over at Research in Motion, came up with a clever way to test Blackberries under multiple angles and orientations by using LEGO.
The device will rotate on an axis by the battery in a circle along with rotate the pager.
Is there a single thing LEGO can't…
Any good software has updates and Visual Studio isn't any different. Microsoft just released a
Community Technology Preview of VSE Orcas.
Orcas is the code name for the next version of Visual Studio and contains loads of new features.
What is new in Orcas? Well, LINQ, Windows…
HARSH_JOSHI has a post over on the MSDN forums on
how to create transparent menus and title bars for your applications. The article itself is written in VB.Net and is based off C++, c# and VB implementations.
Adding this code into your project is relatively straight forward…
Jan Dolinay shows over at Code Project
how to detect if a removable drive was removed. It also has the ability to detect if drives are inserted as well.
Why would such a task be important? If your application has its data being saved to a flash drive or iPod.
From Neatorama, here is a
MS Research technology called PodTech. It uses a camera from above to watch your desk. This differs from a multi-touch screen system that runs of total internal reflection that
Jeff Han built. To run the PodTech system, you simply touch your index finger…
WiigoBot is a
Lego NXT robot that has the unique ability to dominate WiiSport's Bowling. It throws the perfect game every time. BattleBricks even has a
YouTube video of the game.
Here I am still using the rubber bumpers to get my perfect game.
Windows Home Server now has their SDK available over at MSDN. The Home Server is build on WIndows
and IIS so you get a bunch of API access for free.
Setup: Reference the HomeServerExt.dll in a class library
Settings interfaces (VB, C#, C++)…