The Windows Live Gadget Gallery just approved my submission and the gadget is now available for download. Click the image below to go to the page to download it.
EDIT (10-10-2011): Microsoft has retired their Windows Gadget gallery. You can get the most recent version of the gadget here: Download Xbox 360 Avatar gadget. Right-click and choose Save As… If you are using Internet Explorer, it may try to save the file with a .zip extension. If this is the case, make sure you save the file with a .gadget extension. Simply change “.zip” to “.gadget” in the Save File dialog window that pops up.
Depending on feedback, I will make updates to the gadget as necessary.
Some upgrades I’m considering:
* Making the avatar 3D and animated (this one my be impossible if there is no API to provide the functionality).
* Displaying your friend’s online status (this one should be achievable)