WebMatrix was recently released and helps make creating websites super easy. WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Developer Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact
(an embedded database). It streamlines…
Clint Pearson created a flat database project over at CodePlex. Initially I wasn't sold on this but then after a few pokes at the source code, I realized it is actually fairly powerful. Clint implemented a table
solution for FlatDB which makes it far more powerful than a typical single…
The .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) team has a great example of using low cost, embedded computing to improve their biking experience.
All the source code can be found at
http://netmfbikecomputer.codeplex.com/ and just a reminder, the NETMF is 100% open source as well!
Konkol for Maker Faire 2008 created a LED photo booth using c# and some BetaBrite Prism signs.
Using the BetaBrite API written by Jeff Atwood (and ported by me), DirectShow lib and some additional code, Andy created a full blown a scaleable photo booth.
Andy had to make some…
I found this while doing
This week on Channel 9. CamSpace is a webcam tracking system that looks utterly amazing. I wish I knew more other than the video but their blog / site is a tad sparse on information.
Hanselman has created a rather amusing application called Baby Smash. He has it open source over at
CodePlex and it is written in c# and WPF.
He created the application for his 2yr old along with to learn WPF. Not only did he just create application, he is constantly updating it and…
Seth Sanders created a low cost multi-touch system called MT mini. It uses
TouchLib which is a C++ library (Anyone want to see if they can't get it working with .Net?) I'm not sure but I think a few of the demos were from the TouchLib system, the keyboard is
To get it…
I came across this on CodePlex today, an
XNA Animation library creatively called XNAnimation. It provides classes to do skinned models, skeletons, animation clips, keyframing and much more. It works on both Windows and the Xbox 360 too!
a massive Invader Zim fan, I was shocked to see that a community member, Paul Oliver, made a game called N.A.M.E.
Paul has a few hints he posted such as:
No render targets. In a quick hacky attempt to get the game rendering horizontally instead of vertically we did a render of the whole…
BugAttack is a game developed by two Austrian students from the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg Austria. Michael Hurnaus and Daniel Hartl developed the game to learn about new Microsoft technologies such as c#, WPF, XNA, and DirectX. They decided
on WPF due to the ability to create…