Coding4Fun Cannon – Project Overview

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Vi è piaciuto il cannone spara t-shirt usato durante la keynote del MIX?
Siiiiiiiiiiiii???? A me un sacco!!!

E ne volete uno???
Allora seguite questa serie di post!!!:

I think the best way I can describe this project is by telling the story of how I got into this. While playing a bit of xbox 360 at 7:52 p.m., I see a legendary email come in:

Clint,

Scott Guthrie would really like to have a cannon on stage at MIX this year that would allow him to fire t-shirts into the audience.  […]  We thought it might be something that you could build based on the fun stuff you’ve done in the past. […] Do you think you could build something like that?  Do you have the time to work on this for MIX?

So the Coding4Fun team had two weeks to build two robots able to drive, aim, and shoot t-shirts during a MIX10 Keynote demo of unreleased software? Piece of cake.

The following info will explain the who, what, why, and how of the project in order to help you understand the project’s layout.

Clint Rutkas – Microsoft
Coding4Fun Ninja
Channel 9
Better than everyone

Source Code: Download

Difficulty: Software Medium – Hardware Advanced
Time Required: 2 weeks
Software Needed: Visual C# 2010 Express, Visual Studio Phone Developer Express
Hardware: Servo City Pan-Tilt, Robot Marketplace battlebot kit, Phidget 0/0/4 Relay board, Phidget Advance Servo controller, t-shirt cannons, nuts and bolts, polycarbonate, and a lot of coffee / soda.

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In this multipart article series, we’ll cover:

  1. Project overview
  2. Developing the phone application
  3. Developing the server software
  4. Building the robot
  5. Creating the phone user experience
  6. Improving performance

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Fonte: Coding4Fun Cannon – Project Overview