Game Theory

A blog by Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist, Dan Waters

December, 2007

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    Robotics and .NET Fundamentals Series

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    Hi there. I just posted quite a lot of video content for students and enthusiasts looking to learn Robotics Studio , a free tool from Microsoft that makes robotics fun and easy (even if you don't have a robot). You can view supporting material here ....
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    Robotics and .NET Fundamentals Series - Part 1

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    This is the inaugural post of my five-part series on beginner robotics in .NET! You can download the source and other resources from here . Enjoy! Share this post :
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    Robotics and .NET Fundamentals Series - Part 2

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    ( link to part 1 ) In this video, we'll learn how to connect to the iRobot Create over a serial connection (if I can find one on my laptop, that is). We'll use Visual C# Express ( download ) to send bytes over the wire to the robot to make it sing a song...
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    Robotics and .NET Fundamentals - Part 3

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    In this installment, we'll build on what we learned in Part 2 by adding Bluetooth connectivity and introducing scripting. This will allow the robot to move in a square on a wireless whim! Enjoy.   Share this post :
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    Robotics and .NET Fundamentals - Part 5 of 5

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    In this final installment of the series, we will build on Part 4 's VPL project, but we will add a greater degree of autonomy to the robot by making it somewhat smart. When it encounters a wall, it will back up and turn around without any input from us...
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    Robotics and .NET Fundamentals - Part 4

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    In stark contrast to Part 3 , in this segment we'll be using Microsoft Robotics Studio ( download ) and VPL (included with MSRS).  We find that we can accomplish far more with far less (in fact, we don't actually write code in this one, but we get...
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    Digital Literacy Curriculum Version 2

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    Microsoft has released a new version of its Digital Literacy curriculum . " The Digital Literacy Curriculum consists of five courses: Computer Basics The Internet and the World Wide Web Productivity Programs Computer Security and Privacy Digital...
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    Zambia Workshop | WorldAgInfo Days 1 & 2

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    As people in the field, we constantly struggle with a variety of big questions - how do we reach a broad group of people, how do we send a consistent message, and so forth. So my manager, Philip DesAutels, posted a really cool article about a workshop...
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    Upcoming Video Series on Robotics and MSRS

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    Watch this blog for a five-part video series on (very basic) robotics for students (or enthusiasts of any kind, really). The series uses the iRobot Create as the robot of choice, but for the lessons using MSRS and VPL you can actually simulate the Create...
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    Using Live Effects in Expression Blend

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    I found a really helpful article on the Silverlight forums answering a question I've been wondering about. As some of you may know, you can author cool controls in Expression Design that use Live Effects. You may spend much of your time developing Silverlight...
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    Live Search and Image Processing

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    New innovations in search are being made every day - so many, in fact, that I seem to miss out on most of the news about the great new features. One such feature that missed my radar is the facial recognition filters. If you go to Live Search Images and...
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    XNA Game Studio 2.0 Released!

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    Woot! The moment you've all been waiting for is upon us. XNA GSE 2.0 has been released with some killer new features. Paraphrasing the official announcement from the XNA team: Networking Support over Xbox 360 and Windows using LIVE. Support for all Visual...
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    Imagine Cup 2008 Team Blogger

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    A student from a New Jersey Imagine Cup team is blogging about his experiences in this very important global competition. If you are interested in seeing what life is like competing in the Imagine Cup, check it out here !
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    Trying out Social Networking plugin for Windows Live Writer

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    Frank Arrigo suggested this little plugin by Rahul Soni that allows you to add little social networking widgets to the bottom of your blog posts. I chose only four, but there are a bunch that Rahul provides. Many thanks to Rahul and Frank! Now, to see...
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    Kuala Lumpur - GK3 Conference

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    Philip DesAutels is attending the GK3 conference this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, entitled "Emerging People, Emerging Markets, Emerging Technologies." He has already whipped up a great series of blog posts detailing his experiences in Malaysia...
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    PDC 2008 Announced

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    I'm probably not the first to enlighten anybody about the PDC 2008 announcement . After PDC2007 being cancelled, I'm sure everyone is hoping for something big this year. Can students go to PDC? I know I wanted to when I was a developer in college. I'll...
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    Build Social Networking Sites Quickly With Windows Live Quick Apps

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    Have you seen Windows Live Quick Apps ? These are downloadable, fully featured applications that you can use to build social networking sites for a variety of out-of-the-box applications. There are four applications, all of which you can download from...
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