Microsoft Surface Computing

I’m typically not one to link to other sites in my blog, but if you haven’t watched the Microsoft Surface Computing video at on10.net, please go watch it now.  Absolutely incredible.  I want a coffee table like this. Update: The official Microsoft Surface website. Update 2: Popular Mechanics video  Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it!

XNA Timing Bug

While working on my game for Maker Faire (which you’ll be able to download in about a month), I came across a timing bug on the Xbox 360 using XNA.  For an application that requires very accurate timing (millisecond precision), one can use the StopWatch object in .NET 2.0.  This was working quite well in my PC build, but on the Xbox 360 build, I would notice that time would drift with no explanation.  After digging around for a couple days and writing a simple sample to prove the point, I determined that the time value returned by the StopWatch object … Continue reading XNA Timing Bug

Wiimote Applications

I’ve received a couple emails in the past week of people using my Managed Wiimote Library to do some spiffy things. Brent Rossen’s project allows one to interact with a virtual patient and is described as: This project was primarily created to allow the Wiimote to be used as a novel interface for a virtual environment. The goals were to create a Wiimote server, allow interaction with a virtual environment, and provide haptic as well as audio feedback. Six degrees of viewing freedom and stereo vision are provided via a Head Mounted Display and optical tracking system. Sound is provided … Continue reading Wiimote Applications

Maker Faire 2007

I will be attending this year’s Maker Faire with the Coding4Fun gang.  We will have a variety of spiffy projects to play around with, including two I have done:  several “Wiimote-controlled” cars using my Managed Wiimote Library and Microsoft Robotics Studio, and a game written with my Ganksoft Entertainment cronies using Microsoft’s XNA Game Studio Express.  So if you’re in the San Mateo area, stop by May 19th and 20th and have a gander.  At only $15 for admission, there’s plenty to see and do… More details at (also linked above): http://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/pages/MakerFaire2007.aspx http://www.makerfaire.com/ Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg … Continue reading Maker Faire 2007