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Everyone Loves Babies! Webcams and Motion Detection
Scott Hanselman shows you how he combined an Internet-ready webcam with motion detection algorithms, creating a ClickOnce app that his family can install to monitor the new baby (!).   

Do You Like Me? Check This Box! Blogging with the Logitech io2 Digital Pen
See how to integrate the Logitech io2 digital pen with a blogging app. Scott demonstrates a solution that uses MSBUILD to access a .NET 1.1-compliant API with the .NET 2.0-compliant Visual Studio 2005 Express.   

Look at Me! Windows Image Acquisition
Scott Hanselman shows you how to hook up a webcam to .NET! See how to use the Windows Image Acquisition APIs to build a .NET app that uses a webcam to take and save pictures.   

Is That You? Writing Better Software for Cool USB Hardware
In this fourth installment of the "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman and Bryan Batchelder find a piece of hardware so compelling - and with included software so bad - that they write their own version using the .NET Framework 2.0.   

Where the Heck Am I? Connecting .NET 2.0 to a GPS
In this third installment of the "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman connects to the GPS that comes with Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005. He upgrades EdJez's .NET 1.1 application to .NET 2.0 and explores the process and 2.0 benefits and learns more than he wanted about the NMEA GPS data specification. He'll discuss System.IO.Ports, generics collection classes, and revels in the WinForms designer.   

It's Hot in Here: Getting the Weather
In the second installment of "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman explains how to use Visual 2005 Express Edition and the .NET Framework 2.0 to retrieve weather information not only from a Web Service, but also from a local "Phidget" analog thermometer. He'll discuss interfaces, dynamic assembly loading, as well as some simple graphing and painting with WinForms.   

What's Playing? Interfacing Your Media with an External LCD Panel using Visual Studio 2005 Express
To kick off his new "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman explains how to use Visual C# 2005 Express Edition and the .NET Framework 2.0 to control an LCD Panel and interface it with Windows Media Player or iTunes to show "What's Playing?"   

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