Scott Hanselman

Phidgets Library for .NET released

September 27, '05 Comments [3] Posted in Coding4Fun
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PhidgetsdotnetI'm all about the Phidgets. I used them under .NET 2.0 Beta 2 for a Coding4Fun Article a few month back. I used COM Interop to talk to the phidgets library, but I just noticed that a .NET Phidgets Library was released yesterday at the University of Calgary. They've included lovely documentation and even plan to remove the COM dependancy and work directly via P/Invoke.

If you've ever considered working with Phidgets for a personal project, this is an even better time.

Got any ideas on a new project - and consequently a new Coding4Fun article - I could do using this new library?

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2005 21:59:23 UTC
Idea #1 - Keyboard controlled fan desk fan... Instead of "Help", F1 now means "set fan to speed 1"

Idea #2 - Pan & tilt webcam. Cooler yet, to control the camera on a different computer. Think video conferencing, IM, or home/baby security.

Idea #3 - Or... solve the Rubik's Cube, ala http://jpbrown.i8.com/cubesolver.html :)
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 23:18:06 UTC
An animated holiday scene using Sculpey and Phidgets. Holloween is coming up.
Wednesday, 28 September 2005 13:42:02 UTC
My kids are always leaving the garage door open. You should create a phidget creation that can turn on a light when the door is open and shut it off when it is closed. :)
Steve
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