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Just made my first project post - Cobra Photo Frame with Clock, Weather and News


This is my first project of any significance for the FEZ Cobra with 4" display. Comments welcome.



Great job Eric.


Thanks … it took a while to figure out how to use HttpWebRequest, but I was persistent and I’m pretty happy with results.

One more thing I made heavy use of the emulator while writing it and that made things go very quickly. (Quicker code/debug cycles.)



Very nice one !!! :clap:


Sweet! Looks very nice!


Very cool!

Have you used the HTTP request on full .NET before? If so, is it very different in NETMF?


Very nice.

I did something very similar, only mine just does weather and the time. Guess I’ll have to update it to parse CNN’s RSS feed or something.


mhectorgato - No I used WebClient before, but not HttpWebRequest. I created a class very similiar to the full framework WebClient for this project. (Called WebClient of course)

Chris - The Arms race is on! ;D If you add CNN parsing, I’m going to add … I dunno something great!

Thanks everybody it was a lot of fun to do.

---- Just noticed … King’s (wow!) get an actual photo avatar. Cool - Chris If that is a recent picture, you have a very bright future ahead of you! ----



Yeah, that’s the most recent I have. I have been trying to find a picture of me flying a plane or something, but somehow none of those ever turn out so well.

As for an RSS parser, that should be very trivial to implement. I have done RSS parsing before (with PHP) it’s pretty easy stuff.

I might even just make a class to do it in NETMF.

I assumed you were using RSS parsing to get the news, no?


Actually Google isn’t using RSS for this.

Not much different than parsing RSS though.



It’s just XML, it’s just that they are using their own format. Not sure why they would do that, but to each his own, I guess.


looking very nice! 8)
I guess my cobra will have a new program on it soon :smiley:


Wow, that’s very slick! Good job EricM.

PS: Thanks for sharing your code, I’m sure I’d learn a lot from it.