The 60 gamer points for 1000 death match games and 1000 dark ops games for xbox live really need to be won. Should
I play 40 hours of gaming or spend 10 hours to build a robot to do it for me. I didn't do this,
Diego Knyte did and he called it the xBot. Since all one needed was the start…
This article shows how to build a .NET application using an accelerometer to measure the performance of a vehicle. An accelerometer is an instrument that is used for measuring acceleration. By using basic physics equations,
we can derive a vehicle's current speed, distance traveled,…
Paulo Blikstein over at MIT created a computer that runs on water. Yes, I said water. The stuff that covers 70% of the earth. Paulo created a boolean logic gate that does both an XOR and AND functionality. From there he created a four bit adder.
But can it play Doom?
Nikhil Kothari shows how to
author a sidebar gadget in vista in c# utilizing
Script#. His example shows how to use a gadget with Script# to search MSDN.
Since Script# is c# only, you can use Carlos Aguilar Mares Code translator to get VB to C Sharp over…
You early adopters of Vista may need some help with getting XNA Game Studio Express to run. Dave Weller has created a
how-to on getting the two to make sweet love.
Please note that XNA Game Studio Express is not offically supported on Vista and if something goes wrong, no one can support you.
Brian Peek, one of the Coding 4 Fun authors,
posted a video of the King from Chuck E. Cheese. If you haven't been to Chuck E. Cheese, he is one of their animatronic characters that sings and dances and generally scares children.
Now what it really cool is how the person controlled the King. It…
Scott Hanselman has
created a way to show video on his Optimus Mini Three. Each key is a 24-bit 96 by 96 pixel LCD and connects through USB to your computer. Optimus has
APIs and code examples.
Scott shows a tease code sample on how he did the video on the key.
Speaking of a video, here is…
Brian Cross who works over at the Windows Mobile Division has
created a robot named WiMo (Windows
Mobile). WiMo a robot that is powered by Windows Mobile SDK and can be controlled through bluetooth. It was written in c# with a small amount of native code for DirectShow so everything is pretty…
Looking for some wireless serial devices? The guys over at Trossen's Robotics have found five
Serial bluetooth Adapters tha can communicate via your serial port. If you combine those with some motors, you have a very simple robot. Throw on an axe and you have a
If you can't figure out how to get your Wiimote to talk to your computer, try a
Phidget 3-Axis Accelerometer. I love the inexpensive phidgets to help aid in getting hardware solutions solved quick and easy. Now you design devices that can tell where they are and what their orientation is. You…