Yes, I will post the floating video on my blog later this week, as you might expect, video recording in surf, even mild surf is difficult to do, so I will do the video in a pool.
As to the box itself, I purchased it at Home Depot and it was a "Husky" set, that contained two boxes, one inside of the other. Unfortunately, I believe that these were a special run as I have tried to buy a few more and couldn't find them online or off, at the Husky site or elsewhere. Sorry, they are awesome for this kind of thing.
I will post when I get the "floating" video completed and on Channel 9.
@mukesh:You are able to use a BLE device with Win 8.1. The example code is shown for the TI Sensor Tag with default programming. The secret is in your notes to tester when you submit your app. Make sure to explain your BLE scenario in the notes to testers. Handle errors when device is not paired or otherwise unresponsive.
Otherwise I would suggest that you purchase the TI sensor tag and use this example. I know 25 bucks US is a lot of money, but the TI sensor is definitely worth it.
Nice post. Just a quick note: Netduino Plus 1 and Plus 2 are supported by VS 2013 Pro, Ultimate. Not sure about Gadgeteer, which you used (and I really like it), but suggest your readers check to see if it is supported. If not, nothing wrong with VS 2012. :)
Nimble Fingers, the C++/CX is an extension of the C++/11 ISO/IEC 14882:2011(E) specification. Visual Studio 2013 does compile nearly "pure" C++/11 if you set your compilation settings correctly, it doesn't out of the box.
I appreciate your desire for "pure" but the 11 years of no advancement meant that there was a bleed off of people who cared about C++. With the release of 11 and another hopefully in 2014 this will change.
But I think that if you want to compile code that works on gcc then Visual Studio is the better choice.