10 December 2007 - Posts

  • Mon

    Winter Snaps competition!

    Hot on the tail of the Robot Supplement is another collaboration with Future Publishing! Together we are running the Winter Snaps competition - with some VERY cool prizes . All you have to do to enter is upload a picture that - for you - captures the spirit of the festive winter season and then get your friends and family to vote for it! You can upload up to five pictures but you can vote only once. While preparing your pictures for entry why not make use of Microsoft's Windows Live Photo Gallery...
  • Mon

    Robot Supplement!!

    One of my other endeavours during November has reached daylight. During the summer Ian Robson, of Future Publishing, and I cooked up the idea of a Robotics supplement for PC Plus. The accessibility of robotics to normal people has improved greatly over the last few years and with Microsoft Robotics Studio, building and programming your own robot just got a whole lot simpler. Together Ian and I designed, commissioned and wrote the content for this supplement which will be available from WH Smith and...
  • Mon

    Robot football - update

    As mentioned at the beginning of November I was developing a robot football match exhibit using two teams of two Lego NXT robots and a vision system based on Microsoft Robotics Studio. Things were pretty time pressured in November, with a deadline of my first exhibit being the 26th November. I was out of the country filming at Tech Ed Developers 2007 in Barcelona for the first part of Nov, and I hadn't resolved a camera solution for the robots by then either! My original intent was to use wireless...
  • Mon

    Make movies this Christmas

    Capture the fun and happiness this festive season on your video camera and use Windows MovieMaker to produce a professional quality film to share with friends and family. If you have Windows XP or Windows Vista on your PC you have Windows MovieMaker available to you. Windows MovieMaker allows you to import and edit video direct from your camcorder. Add transitions, narration and background music to make your movie special. Look at this You Tube Tutorial to see what is possible and visit the forums...
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