Hi all, I really pleased to write the first post on embedded101! The Digital Blackboard is the solution for all housework problems: you have a common place in the family where you can write all notes and shopping list. Digital Blackboard is a system where Information can be edited from everywhere through: The embedded Digital Blackboard The web Digital Blackboard site The Windows Phone 7 application Digital Blackboard You won’t have any more problems with synchronization with your family, everyone will be updated on the progress of the shopping list and to do list. Digital Blackboard will also add useful and easy-to-use widgets for the whole family, also for your grandmother. THE HARDWARE The embedded Digital Blackboard wants to be a substitute for a traditional blackboard, so it’s composed only by a touch screen, like an All-In-One PC, as shown in the last picture. I have found a 17’’ touch screen monitor on eBay at a cheap price (around 100$): I think that this is not the definitive display because it ...
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I am now developing a WEC 7 device driver for Kinect. If any of you guys have any inside info on the data streams for the motor, camera and audio devices, I’d love to hear about it. It will be a great help.
Just posted an article about implementing asynchronous I/O request support in Windows Embedded Compact 7 device drivers. I guess it will take a couple of days to approve it so be patient .
Before we move on to working with Phidgets let us get one more driver installed. We will be making use of the Wi-Fi driver and using Remote Desktop application. Installation process is exactly similar to the Webcam driver installation I wrote about in the last blog.
Windows CE Wi-Fi Driver
You can download the driver from the link above. In the next blog we will work with Phidgets.
Thanks for reading.
A brief overview of context in a device driver.
The book is nearly done.
New version coming for CEDRiverWiz. New substution engine.
Sorry couldn't post on earlier, been busy with some work anyways, one of the most discussed issues regarding Windows CE 6.0 has got to be the webcam interface so, lets have a look at what is what. There are two popular methods for doing this:
1: As described in Mike Hall's article on MSDN Mike Hall's article and
2: The open source webcam project from Codeplex written by Mr. Douglas Boling
In my project I worked with the webcam project developed by Mr.Douglas Bloing simply because its a lot easier to implement, however the only short coming in this method is that it only worked with Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000. I did try working with another model but, I did not have any luck with it.
So lets have a look at how to build a subproject to get the webcam working with windows CE 6.0.
Two components are needed to build this subproject:
1: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 USB Camera Driver
2:Windows CE 6.0 Webcam Project by Mr. D.Boling
This time around I thought of putting a lot of pictures in, instead of w ...
I won’t go into all the complicated maneuvers going on within Microsoft, but what is of interest to us is the fact that what used to be Windows Mobile 6.5 is now Windows Embedded Handheld. With Windows Phone 7 now being the smart phone platform WM has been shifted to the embedded group and is now available for mere mortals like embedded developers to create handheld devices providing a full array of connectivity capabilities. The main benefactors of this development are makers of mobile enterprise devices for presale/van sale personnel, field technicians, warehouse personnel, you got the idea. However what makes them suitable is the fact that WEH devices can be managed by the enterprise IT staff using tools like System Center Configuration Manager, Exchange Active Synch, or third party solutions, with security enforced through password enforcement, remote wipe and data encryption technologies.
What is new?
I now have a rough time line for the book. It should be available around the end of June at the latest beginning of July. The device driver wizard that I mentioned in my article about the new filter drivers model that Windows Embedded Compact 7 supports will accompany the book. This will be a freeware version, while I plan to market the full blown version shortly after that.