Some Assembly Required is the article series by Scott Hanselman on the Coding4Fun Developer Center aimed at people adding a bit of code to hardware to make it all worthwhile.

Current Article list:

  • It's Hot in here

    In the second installment of "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman explains how to use Visual 2005 Express Edition and the .NET Framework 2.0 to retrieve weather information not only from a Web Service, but also from a local "Phidget" analog thermometer. He'll discuss interfaces, dynamic assembly loading, as well as some simple graphing and painting with WinForms.   

  • What's Playing? Interfacing Your Media with an External LCD Panel using Visual Studio 2005 Express

    To kick off his new "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman explains how to use Visual C# 2005 Express Edition and the .NET Framework 2.0 to control an LCD Panel and interface it with Windows Media Player or iTunes to show "What's Playing?"