You’ve probably heard about the .NET Gadgeteer kit (link to Microsoft Gadgeteer site – and link to Microsoft Research Gadgeteer site) which gives the ability to rapidly develop cool/interesting hardware/software solutions without needing to know much about hardware – building a simple digital camera that takes photos and stores the images on a USB stick is less than five minutes work (both hardware and software), there’s a set of interesting (and growing) hardware devices that can be added to the base board that could make for some really interesting projects.

Here’s a link to a blog that shows a .NET Gadgeteer based robot – cool! (scroll down the blog page for more .NET Gadgeteer goodness).

- Mike