Want to control your drone from Surface? Now the code is available on CodePlex!

Eric posted about the work Nicolas Calvi, one of our MVPs, had done to control his AR Drone from the Surface device. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/surface/archive/2011/01/27/controlling-the-ar-drone-with-surface.aspx.[Video: Flying AR DRONE with Microsoft Surface – Winwise] Nicolas shared with us that he posted the code in codeplex so that anyone can have fun!http://winwiseardrone.codeplex.com/ Great Job Nicolas!

Microsoft Surface at TEDx Redmond

This past weekend, I had the privilege of demoing Microsoft Surface to 600+ primary school kids at TEDx Redmond. I use the term demo a bit loosely, because for anyone who has worked with Surface and kids, you’ll know that they just kind of take over themselves. The photograph on the right is what you…


The Settlers of Catan trades up for objects

The last time we looked at The Settlers of Catan on Microsoft Surface was when the game was unveiled at Origins in June. Now it’s on the way to GenCon Indy this week, and the digital version of the game is looking even better. Vectorform has implemented physical dice and visors to magically hide cards….


Vectorform Game Studio and The Settlers of Catan

This week, Origins Game Fair attendees will get the first glimpse at Settlers of Catan on Surface. The game has been developed on Surface by the Microsoft Surface strategic partner, Vectorform and brought to the show by Mayfair Games. Ever since Surface was first released, I’ve heard people say, “I’d love to see Settlers of…


Papermaze on Microsoft Surface

Recently, Vectorform visited our offices to show me a new title they’ve been working on for Surface. It’s a fun maze game that is perfect for hospitality venues where casual-gaming might be found.   Help your paper friend navigate his way home in PaperMaze, a new maze-solving title for the Microsoft Surface.  You lead the small…


Swedish Medical Center Baby Photo Contest

Swedish is celebrating their 100th anniversary in a cute way (video). They’ve delivered 200,000 babies, more than any other hospital in Washington state. Now they’re delivering a great experience for the community to celebrate their 100th birthday. If you or your child were born at Swedish, you can visit Swedish100.org and upload your baby photos…


PAX Day 1

Friday at PAX was busy. Things started for me getting off a red-eye flight from Redmond landing at 9:30am in Boston. I headed right over to Microsoft NERD for Major Nelson’s morning Tweet-up. I realized Microsoft Surface was there too late to get some new games loaded up, but I don’t think the crowd minded….


Surface and Carnegie Mellon at PAX with D&D

For the uninitiated to the Penny Arcade Expo, I can best describe it as a gaming conference by the fans, for the fans. This conference is normally held in Seattle to sell out and capacity crowds. This year Gabe and Tycho gave the fans (which includes themselves) even more by expanding to Boston with PAX…


The Surface team gets visitors, with toys! (the D&D kind)

There was a lot of excitement last month over in Surface-land. We had visitors from Carnegie Mellon University bringing over their Dungeons & Dragons application. The Microsoft Surface team works tirelessly to bring great features to this innovative platform, and we love to see what our customers and partners create. This isn’t a product from…


The Surface Monster Returns! Nom Nom Nom

Those of you that have been following Surface probably remember the Surface Monster demo we showed at PDC this fall. Luis and Paul tricked out this model to work on Surface and convey images from Surface onto the.. well, it’s a little complicated to describe, but amazing to see. Surface Monster got a lot of people talking…