Tuesday, January 4

R2D2 MindStorms NXT with Windows Phone 7 - The Empire Strikes Again

Windows Phone 7
Mr. Alexandros Sigaras Wrote an application running on its Windows Phone 7,  an HTC Trophy, to control a R2D2 MindStorms NXT Robot. The project uses MindSqualls, which is a .Net library for remote controlling a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot via a bluetooth connection. It is written in C#.
Note that MindSqualls comes with HiTechnic sensors classes implementation.
The project can be downloaded HERE
The MindSqualls library can be downloaded HERE 
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Windows 7 Multi-touch
Another example of Windows 7 development, is a multi-touch interface also allowing to control a MindStorms NXT robot using Visual Studio 2010  and WPF 4.0. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the code-name of the presentation (user-interfaces) sub system in Windows programming model and is used to create user interfaces. To build WPF application, you must install .NET 3.5 SDK and Visual Studio 2008 or 2010.
The project can be downloaded HERE
More information about WPF 4 HERE

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