Getting started with Cinder for Windows Store Apps
Rick Barraza will present a high level overview of the state of creative coding on Windows Store apps and then walk through setting up and working with the Cinder library in Visual Studio for creating amazing computational art.
MissionControl - A Flexible API for Remote Device Control
In a race to optimize everything, developers often go to extremes to build software that performs routine tasks. MissionControl is a system that allows users to program a control center that stores interfaces with attached hardware sensors, allowing the users to control any other devices that can be activated via the underlying protocol. For demo purposes, the MissionControl build at this point is compatible with the Phidgets IR hybrid sensor.
Philips Hue Lighting Controller
Philips recently introduced their Hue Connected Bulbs: an easy-to-use set of LED light bulbs and Wi-Fi connected bridge which allows you to dynamically change the color of your home lighting using an application. What's particularly cool is that the bridge has a web API which you can access to set the colors of each bulb with your own app. Lets learn how to create a Windows Phone application using their API model!
Dynamic Lockscreen Changer
With the release of Windows Phone 8, a few new developer API endpoints were made available that allow third-party applications to change the device lockscreen image. In this article, I am establishing the infrastructure and building a mobile application that provides the ability to choose from a number of dynamic image sets, from which images can be selected and then cycled as lockscreen wallpapers.
Panoramic Camera Head
The Pano Head is a rotating platform for a camera that mounts on a tripod and is controlled from your Windows Phone 8 device over Bluetooth. You can use it to take a series of pictures that you can stitch up with Photosynth.