Head Banger

Back in May, I posted about my involvement in Maker Faire 2007.  For one of my projects, myself and several friends, collectively known as Ganksoft Entertainment, created a game from scratch using the Microsoft XNA Framework and Game Studio Express called Head Banger.  It’s a rhythm-based music game in the vein of Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) and Guitar Hero.  If you are a fan of either game, or the genre in general, you’ll likely enjoy what we’ve created.  I have posted the game up to our website in both Windows and Xbox 360 flavors.  Sometime soon I will be writing an article that will appear on Coding4Fun on … Continue reading Head Banger

Microsoft Robotics Studio and Lego Mindstorms NXT

I have published my latest article on MSDN’s Coding4Fun titled “Microsoft Robotics Studio and Lego Mindstorms NXT“.  This article will demonstrate how to use Microsoft Robotics Studio v1.5 to drive a robot built using Lego Mindstorms NXTwith an Xbox 360 Controller in C#, VB.NET and MSRS’ included Visual Programming Language. Comments welcome! Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it!

Even More .NET-based Wiimote Applications

I've received a few more emails from folks using my Managed Wiimote Library to do some cool things with the Nintendo Wiimote in Windows.  Here are a few more: PowerPoint + Wiimote = Wii Key by Chad Hower A Wii Flock of Boids by Robert Burke Vibration Recorder by Brian Uphoff Amazingly fantastic stuff.  I've created a list of projects using the library here. If anyone out there is using my library for a project, please let me know and send me a link so I can add you to the list! Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! … Continue reading Even More .NET-based Wiimote Applications


Woo hoo!  I was notified earlier today that I’ve been awarded the 2007 Microsoft MVP Award for Visual Developer – Visual C#! A gigantic thank you goes out to John Papa for nominating me for the award, and to the entire Microsoft MVP team for selecting me. Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it!