Scott Hanselman

Coding4Fun Hardware Webcast

May 1, '06 Comments [4] Posted in Coding4Fun
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SmallwebcastUPDATE: The time is Friday at 10AM PST. Blog Readers note, this is a 100 level cast, not a 300 level cast, so set your expectations accordingly.

I'm giving a webcast based on the Coding4Fun Some Assembly Required articles this Friday 10AM PST. You can register for this Live Webcast now.

I'll be talking about how to use the System.IO.Ports namespace in the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 as an interface with most devices such as global positioning system (GPS) receivers and LCD screens. Stop by as we discuss the challenges of writing applications that interface with USB devices, the power of Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), and the joys of HTTP.

Should be a nice way to spend lunch. Of course the demos will likely be less impressive since you won't be able to see the hardware, but maybe I'll try to make up for it with photos.

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Tuesday, 02 May 2006 11:16:22 UTC
Would be nice to know, how long this will gonna take. at the details there is just an start time.
and this is level 100? seems to be too easy for me then. is there another good article about the ports? would be nice to make some stuff with my usb cradels.
Tuesday, 02 May 2006 13:30:31 UTC
Any chance we can do a rewrite of the USBWireless Security dongle program you did with Brian? I think it would be interesting to see how much the code-base could be cut down using a pure 2.0 implimentation.

Also. I was one of the poor bastards to get the newer vid_13b7 version of the receiver. I can't seem to keep the FOB recognized. Any thoughts?
Tuesday, 02 May 2006 15:46:19 UTC
Christoph - it'll be level 100 and it'll be one hour long.

Jeremy - Details and line number here: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/NewUSBWirelessSecurityLockSoftwareDoesntWorkWithNewHardware.aspx
Scott Hanselman
Monday, 08 May 2006 15:36:59 UTC
Jeremy - I also had your problem. Changing the vid_13b7 fixed the receiver problem, but the fob would only be Present for a Second or two at a time. Fixed it by commenting out line 77 ( duplicate == true ) in the OnDataReceived function of the KeyFobReceiver Class.
John R Plant
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