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FTDI VCP Component now has FTDI DLL
After 2 months travelling in Europe through 7 countries, I'm slowly getting back online.
I have just completed creating a new lab for the Windows Embedded Compact 7 on developing real time applications. I do plan to post an article on this subject by the end of next week.
A technical description of KitchenPal, 2nd prize winner in the Microsoft hobbyist competition embeddedSPARK 2011
The Imagine Cup award ceremony is the most exciting event, where the winning teams from each category of competition are announced. This year, the award ceremony was held at the Lincoln Center not far from Time Square. There were interesting guests delivered speech and help handing out the awards, including New York city mayor, Michael Bloomberg, Eva Longoria, a famous celebrity and Halo master chief.
First round of the competition took place on July 9th follow by round-2 on July 10th. On July 11th, the Imagine Cup team organized a number of activities for the student.
The 2011 Imagine Cup Worldwide final competition for the Embedded Development category started on Day-2. 20 teams from 20 different countries were invited to compete in New York.
Imagine Cup is a year long competition. For the 2011 Worldwide final, the competition started in 2010, with more than 350,000 registrants from 183 countries/regions. The 2011 Worldwide final was held in New York, from July 7 to 14, with 124 teams from 70 different countries competed. Visit the following Imagine Cup URL for more detailed information:
Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer delivered speech and cut ribbon during the opening ceremony
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs delivered a speech at the opening ceremony and gave a life-long homework to all finalists, use technology to develop solution that help the environment and save our planet. Dr. Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also the Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
Dennis Crowley, Foursquare founder and CEO, shared his success story and talk about how he kept on trying for years and did not ...
The 2011 embeddedSPARK final was held in Redmond on June 22nd.
The Grand prize was captured by Sebastian Londoño from Columbia with his ArS8ver project. Sebastian is a researcher at the Universidaad ICESI in Cali. The ARS8VER project aims to reduce the number of deaths and injured people when natural disasters occur, through intelligent technologies that optimize the search time for victims and manage to get a broader picture of the disaster, which is usually not accessible due to debris and suspended particles in the air. The ARS8VER project’s second purpose is to promote biodiversity observation research. Through augmented reality and real-time interfaces can interact with the environment allowing users to pinpoint areas of difficult access to investigate or observe the fauna and flora. Finally, ARS8VER is focused on solving the problem of surveillance of buildings or places.
The Second prize w ...