Hanselminutes on 9 - Inside Ward Cunningham's Hardware Basement
This weekend I stopped by Ward Cunningham's house (you know, the guy who invented the Wiki. Yes, that Ward Cunningham) to hang out, and discovered Ward's treasure trove of electronics, software, soldering guns and web accessible sensor arrays that run 24/7/365.
Ever wish you had a real cool uncle that didn't take you fishing, but instead showed you how to create your own multi-processor computer with $2 chips off the shelf? Let's step into Uncle Ward's basement.
Check Ward at out at Channel 9. You can also download MP3s, iPod, Zune and other formats there.
You might also enjoy the complete "Hanselminutes on 9" Video Series, a completely non-scripted video show that happens spontaneously throughout the year. Here's some of my favorites:
- ASP.NET MVC 3 and NEW ASP.NET Futures with Phil Haack and Morgan the Intern
- Trip Montage - If this is Tuesday, this must be Cairo
- Guided Tour inside the Windows Azure Cloud with Patrick Yantz
- Follow up, 6 months later, with Chris Sells on Managing People and Your Time
- Inside Secret Microsoft Meeting Rooms - What Laptop do Alpha Geeks Use
Ward has all sorts of cool stuff going on in his lab. Look for him on an upcoming episode of Rob Conery's and my new podcast, This Developer's Life.
- Learn about Ward's "Cybords" - lots of photos and interesting projects and downloadable parts
- How the DomeCam works - using servo motors to sweep a 360 degree view
- Details on the Arduino based "SensorServer" - with source on GitHub
- Analyzing the power grid in Ward's house
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.
Thanks for This Dev's Life too by the way, I went through them this week and the last one really helped me to think about my situation (vastly underqualified for my job, surrounded by geniuses and feeling like Costanza)!
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