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How Microsoft Built Its Windows Phone 7 T-Shirt Cannon

Today we salute you Microsoft, for spending $10,000 to build a t-shirt firing cannon for the MIX 2010 conference. They will give you the shirt of their back at 180 feet per second.

The whole deal was controlled with a Windows Phone 7 application, and the men of genius behind the project have detailed just how they made it happen.

In a nutshell, they coded an app to control an industrial t-shirt cannon on a pan-tilt servo unit rolling on a battlebot kit. Although, it doesn’t just stream video, it uses an onboard web server and IIS Smooth Streaming technology through Silverlight. Check out the video above to see how it works.

(Coding4Fun via TechAutos)

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