LED throwies…or: How to add color to your neighborhood

“LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together. Throw it up high and in quantity to impress your friends and city officials.”

Beside the list of the needed parts you can even watch a video of the throwies, beautifying some-ones neighborhood:

Source: http://www.instructables.com/ex/i/7DBB34EAEDFF1028A1FC001143E7E506/

Adventureworks.Cinema – a .NET Framework sample

What would you do to demonstrate a new technology? Yes! You’re right! Create a comprehensive example. And that’s exactly what 9 studentpartners did. They created “Adventureworks.Cinema” – a sample with 5 client applications and one server application, demonstrating almost all facets of the .NET Framework 2.0.

As you can see we have:

  • a Windows Client Application for the cinema operator (Windows Forms)
  • an Office Client to assist the operator by creating flyers (VSTO),…
  • a Mobile Client for the customer (Compact Framework 2.0)
  • a Web Client for the customer (ASP.NET 2.0)
  • and a RSS feed

and all this communicates with the backend server.

And to give you an idea how all this is designed inside – the layered architecture of all components:

For further information and the complete sourcecode of Adventureworks.Cinema please take a look at the links below.

Source 1: http://www.microsoft.com/germany/msdn/library/vs2005/samples/default.mspx
Source 2: http://www.microsoft.com/germany/presseservice/detail.mspx?id=531559
Source 3: http://www.dotnet-magazin.de/itr/online_artikel/psecom,id,791,nodeid,31.html