The (as-yet) Untitled Show: Episode 0–Pilot

Pete Brown and I are starting something new…a live show featuring all kinds of geekiness in hardware and software. Basically stuff we like, and enjoy. We kicked off our first live show today, discussing topics from new synthesizer apps, Nerf guns, the LEAP motion, and a microcontroller that can be programmed using JavaScript. Gadgets, developer tools, and anything with blinky lights is also fair game for future episodes.

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Great Sites and Blogs for Learning about .NET Gadgeteer

As anyone following my blog or twitter feed could probably tell, in between HTML5 Web Camps and Game Camps, I’ve been doing a fair amount of work (and play) with .NET Gadgeteer. It’s a great platform for learning about electronics and microcontrollers, and since the code is in C# and based on the .NET Micro Framework, it’s familiar territory, at least on the software side.

As I’ve been moving from complete newb to a bit more experienced, I’ve had the pleasure of presenting some talks on .NET Gadgeteer with fellow Mid-Atlantic Microsoftie Pete Brown, including at CMAP Code Camp last month (Pete has a post up on his blog with a series of videos of our talk, recorded by Lewis Berman, from Loyola University, where the code camp was held).

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Are you a Gadgeteer?

In a recent post, I mentioned that last week I received a very cool package, the GHI FEZ Spider .NET Gadgeteer Starter Kit. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to take the kit with me to Roanoke, but I did record an unboxing video last week.

The Unboxing

(note to self…need to get a macro lens for my video camera…sorry for the focus issues)

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