Showing posts with label Netdunio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Netdunio. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

.Net Micro Framework v4.2 RTW's (Think "VB.Net + lots of community development effort results" version)

.NET Micro Framework - Version 4.2 RTM Today!! (Updated)

"We are glad to announce today the RTM of the .NET Micro Framework version 4.2. You can download the SDK and PK as well as the all sources from our Codeplex project, client_v4_2 branch, at change number 13620. (We will be distributing 4.2 solely through the Codeplex site this time and not on

Version 4.2 of the .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit provides the following new features:

  • Remote Firmware Update: The .NET Micro Framework SDK and PK now support updating your device firmware remotely.
  • Complete Cryptographic Object Model over PCKS #11: Most types and algorithms used in the desktop framework are now supported. PKCS #11 allows extensibility at the firmware level for adding new cryptographic tokens.
  • 1-Wire, PWM and A/D object model: Support for PWM and A/D operations is now provided as a standard interface. 1-Wire is provided through a community development effort
  • SNTP and FTP (client and server): Support for SNTP and FTP is provided as a community development effort.
  • StringBuilder and Regex types: Support for StringBuilder and Regex is provided as a community development effort.
  • Transcendental functions for doubles in System.Math
  • VB.NET: The SDK now support VB.NET.
  • Support for Cortex M3 devices with STM32 processor family samples:


Kudo's to the team for getting this out the door. I dig how much community development effort was included in this release...


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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Some marketing, you've just got to love...



I don't usually do posts like this, highlighting a storefront, but I saw this and loved it (could it be that my current reading of an awesome zombie book, Married with Zombies, is impacting my judgment a bit?... lol ;)

Monday, June 27, 2011

.Net Micro Framework Codeplex'apluza (i.e. a .Net MF Codeplex Project Round-up)

.NET Micro Framework - NETMF 4.2 – Other CodePlex NETMF Projects

"In this latest release of the .NET Micro Framework we have tried to acknowledge some of the great contributions from the community and we will continue to do that. In addition, there are great contributions happening at our partner’s sites. There is one set of contributions that I want to point out that may go unnoticed. There are a number of people working on extensions to the platform that they have elected to put out as separate CodePlex projects and there is some cool and interesting stuff here. I probably missed some projects but below is what you get by searching for ‘.NET Micro Framework’ on the CodePlex site and filtering the non-NETMF hits. It is quite and impressive and eclectic set of stuff. When you have time, run the query yourself and you will be the titles and descriptions as well.


You guys may know that I do a good bit of Netduino/.Net MF posts on the Coding4Fun blog. So when I saw this, my eyes lit up... Talk about a "rich target environment" for future post material... :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

New to Netduino? Electronics? Don't know the difference between a diode, capacitor, resister and a NAND gate? Check out "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electronics 101"

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electronics 101

The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Electronics 101 teaches readers the fundamentals of electronics in an engaging, hands-on way. Appropriate for students and aspiring hobbyists alike, this book is loaded with more than a dozen projects that start simple and progressively get more involved as the reader moves through the book. Topics include: fundamentals of electronics: electrons, voltage, current, power, conductors, insulators, semiconductors, etc.; designing, building, and modifying circuit boards; sensors and controllers; and transmitters and receivers.


Jean, the book's co-author, sent me a note (reproduced with her permission);

"...My husband Sean and I use the Netduino as the heart of the projects at the end of our book (once we take readers from electrons to NAND gates).

Sean went with Netduino instead of Arduino when planning the books projects because of the robustness and approachability of .NET. We like that it can power little gizmos, but it also can do some serious heavy lifting when partnered with the coding environment that .NET provides.

...We’re hoping to help bring users of all types to a place where they feel confident jumping in and getting their feet wet—inventing and creating instead of just consuming the technology that they love."

On the Coding4Fun Blog I recently posted, A Gentle Introduction to Netduino.  While that post does a good job, there's only so much it can cover. I mean just how far can a 18 page PDF go toward teaching you the basics of electronics? Verses the 352 pages in the above guide. And since the book's title pretty much describes me.... :P