Arduino Netduino: Spark.IO Windows 8 App

Thanks to Jerry Nixon for his assistance in turning an otherwise awful app into one that shines, as well morphing it into a Model View thing.  You will need to flash this code into your Spark.io device (for those readers not familiar with the Spark, check it out, super cheap for the WiFi capabilities). If…

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Pebble watch and Windows 8: Building an app that connects the two

Turns out in a conversation with one of the Pebble Watch Engineers, they didn’t know that the interface with Windows 8 is similar to the interface they use with the iPhone.  So over the next few weeks I am going to explore the possibility of working with the Pebble Watch. Why the Pebble Watch? It…

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List of 5 seemingly Secret MetroRT/DirectX information in VS11 and 1 secret in VS 2010

Is it me, or does it seem like the DirectX 11 tutorials are somewhat lacking?  Of course it is me.  My aluminum foil hat slipped down over my eyes.  Now that the Windows 8 Customer Review and VS 11 Beta versions get more in sync, there is more material, but generally it is in a…

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Slightly different: C-language programming in Visual Studio 2010

Up to now, I have been focused on programming using the VS Express for Windows Phone.  But for something completely different, I thought that I would include a bit on the C-Language capabilities of Visual Studio. I made a brief video on how to use C in Visual Studio.  It’s easy and FUN! (For some)…

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