Kevin Roach build a
light grid system that
uses FMod and Visual Basic 6 for his software to power the
MIT disco boards. His software isn't open for source viewing but you can view his
videos over at his site along with download it.
For those who't aren't aware about FMod, FMod is…
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++)…
If you have the Xbox 360 Guitar Hero controller, you can use XInput to actually mount it as a controller exactly like an Xbox 360 USB controller.
Frets on Fire already has it working with a quick control map.
Here is the
download link from Microsoft (32bit) or the
64 bit edition…
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…
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.
Silverlight 1.0 has been released! For
run-times, tools, and SDK links, go here and
for some quick starts, go here, more importantly, the
Silverlight 1.0 quickstart examples.
In addition to just Silverlight,
Microsoft has the Expression Blend tool to help create content also. …
Over at Angry Coder, the talk about the "Using" block. This is something coders should use if possible since it helps do object cleanup for items like GDI+ (Graphics) and connections (streams,
files, ...). It helps define when the object leaves scope and helps close…