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  • Blog Post: WiiEarthVR – A Fully Immersive 3D Experience with Virtual Earth 3D

    In this article, Brian Peek will demonstrate how to use a Nintendo Wii Remote (Wiimote), a Wii Fit Balance Board, and Vuzix VR920 glasses as input devices for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D, providing a fully immersive, 3D experience. Brian Peek ASPSOFT, Inc. Difficulty: Intermediate Time Required: 2 -3...
  • Blog Post: Where am I? What am I doing?

    Do have a GPS receiver laying around? Do you travel? Do you blog? If you answered yes to these questions, you might be interested in this Windows Live Writer plugin. People who travel and like to blog about it can just click a button to insert their current coordinates along with a Virtual Earth Map...
  • Blog Post: SweetSpot - The Beginnings of a Glucose Meter Downloader

    In this installment of "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman, a Type 1 Diabetic, uses .NET to download blood sugar numbers from a Glucose Meter. Along the way he lays down the rough scaffolding for a plugin system so other meters could be added easily. The application exports to XML or CSV...
  • Blog Post: Hardware Boneyard - Using the CueCat with .NET

    In this installment of "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman borrows Travis Illig's CueCat BarCode scanner and creates a plugin for Windows Live Writer than lets him blog more easily about books he's reading. We decode the bar code info, change UPCs into ISBNs, call Amazon's Web Service via...
  • Blog Post: Don't touch me! - Interfacing with a Fingerprint Reader

    In this installment of the "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman creates a Family Fingerprint Manager using .NET 2.0 that interfaces with the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader and the GrFinger SDK from Griaule. Scott Hanselman Scott's Blog Difficulty: Intermediate Time Required: 1-3 hours Cost...
  • Blog Post: Part 2: Controlling a Microbric Viper Robot with an IR Serial Port using .NET and PowerShell

    In this Part Two of "Some Assembly Required", Scott Hanselman extends his original Microbric Viper Robot/Iguanaworks IR solution to script-enable control of the robot with Lee Holme's "PowerShell LOGO." Background Scott Hanselman Scott's Blog Difficulty: Advanced Time Required: 3-6 hours Cost: $100-...
  • Blog Post: Controlling a Microbric Viper Robot with a custom IR Serial Port using .NET

    Summary: In this installment of "Some Assembly Required", Scott Hanselman teams up with the makers of the Microbric Viper Robot and the guys at Iguanaworks to create a custom IR serial port board to control the Viper Robot using .NET! Introduction The Microbric Viper is a robot construction kit based...
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