Title: Internet of Things – Netduino, Kinect Lab
Learn how to leverage your existing .Net skills and connect to the physical world. The lab will use image processing from the Microsoft Kinect sensor talking over the network to netduino microcontrollers which move servos.
We will use gestures to move a machine with pan/tilt servos.Dan uses the same technology covered in the lab with a Microsoft Kinect to measure angles from a human pointing to move servos aiming a hose to a target in his pool. For Halloween, Dan used the technology to control 3 monsters with a Microsoft Kinect and he threw in a mobile web app! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1cJL4WBQMI Chris Walker, the creator of the Netduino featured Dan's projects while talking about the netduino community in a video to kick off his book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3lPiWg4UHI Dan's article on home automation with Netduino and Kinect won second place for the best C# article for January 2012 on the CodeProject: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/314774/Home-Automation-with-Netduino-and-Kinect The lab will use C# code for the Netduino microcontroller and show you how easy it is to read an angle from human joint with the Kinect and move servos to mirror the movement in a machine.See Dan's projects on Microsoft Channel 9 Coding4fun: * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Home-Automation-Kinect-Netduino-and-a-Squirt-Gun-oh-my * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Home-Automation-with-some-help-from-jQuery-Mobile-MVC-and-Netduino * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/A-Kinect--Netduino-controlled-squirt-gun * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/Halloween-Insanity-with-help-from-the-Kinect-and-Netduino
Speaker: Dan Thyer
Dan graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Dan attended NC State on full scholarship program with General Motors. After working with GM, Dan served as application development director for the largest Microsoft Business Solutions Partner in the Carolinas. During this time, Dan's team won two Microsoft Pinnacle awards. For the past 10 years, as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of, Logical Advantage (www.logicaladvantage.com), a software consulting business, Dan has successfully architected and delivered web-based and mobile applications for many Fortune 500 companies. Dan focuses his energies on emerging technologies, and ensuring that all projects are architected to meet the client's current and future needs. Dan collaborates with his Chief Solutions Officer and other architects to create technical standards, including coding standards, tools, and platforms. He holds a leadership role in the local Microsoft Enterprise Developer's Guild and has been on the steering committee for over a dozen years.When Dan is not being CTO, he is building cool stuff and writing articles about it. Last year, Dan's articles and videos accumulated around a quarter of a million views.Dan won second place for the best C# article for the month of January 2012 for his CodeProject article: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/314774/Home-Automation-with-Netduino-and-KinectDan also wrote Using jQuery Mobile with MVC and Netduino for Home Automation which was one of the top articles on jQuery Mobile: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/344471/Using-jQuery-Mobile-with-MVC-and-Netduino-for-HomeLast year Microsoft Channel9 Coding4Fun featured Dan's projects 4 times.Dan presented 5 technical talks in user groups and conferences in 2012 including CodeStock where his talk was voted the number one presentation that attendees wanted to see.
Food Sponsor: TEKsystems
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