Servo motor tester in NETMF (.NET Micro Framework) with Netduino

I rencently bought new servo motor as I needed some to pilot new switches in my Lego train. The problem is I didn’t found the same as the previous one. Another problem is that I needed to replace one which didn’t worked properly. And here came the main issue: find the boundaries of those servo…


Manage my wine cellar with QR codes and Microsoft Azure

I have quite “few” bottles of wine. I really do like wine a lot. Yes, I’m French As for any resource you use a lot with lots of new items in and out almost every day, you start to have mistakes in your inventory. That’s what happen naturally to any inventory. And you need to…


Connect Arduino, Spark.IO, Netduino (NETMF .Net Microframework), to Microsoft Azure Mobile Services, create IoT (Part 3)

In the 2 previous articles, we’ve created a local network of objects which communicate sensor information to a more smarter object which will post the information somewhere in the Cloud. Idea is to create a full Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. Those sensors are temperature, humidity (air and soil), wind direction as well as rain….


Connect your Arduino, Spark.IO, Netduino (NETMF .Net Microframework), Galileo to Microsoft Azure (Part 2) to create an Internet of Things (IoT)

In the previous article, I’ve explained that I’ll build an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to pilot automatically with sensors and a Microsoft Azure backend my Sprinkler system at home. I’ve also explained a bit the full architecture. In this post, I will explain how I have connected existing objects and make them communicating with…


Connect your Arduino, Spark.IO, Netduino (.Net Microframework), Galileo to Microsoft Azure (Part 1)

Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding. Cost of processors and cost of electronic components is falling, electrical consumption is also getting lower and lower for more and more power. It’s now more than ever becoming to be super easy to create our own objects with some intelligence. Add to this technologies like Bluetooth Low Energy…


.NET Microframework on RaspberryPi (Part 2)

I realize I haven’t posted on my blog the direct link to the porting of .NET Microframework (NETMF) to the RaspberryPi. See previous article. So code is available here: This is not a full port of NETMF natively on RaspberryPi. It’s a port of specific NETMF classes on Mono running on Linux. It can…


Building an Internet of Things garden with Arduino/Netduino/Azure

For those who follow this blog, it’s been a while I haven’t posted anything. Reason of time missing and also because I worked on a new project so documentation of the project was not the priority. But now it’s time to start the documentation and sharing. I gave recently a conference in Kiev to explain…


.NET Microframework on RaspberryPi (Part 1)

I’m a bit fan of .NET Microframework (NETMF). NETMF is an open source technology originally developed by Microsoft based on .NET. It directly run on metal, without any OS. All sources and portability kit are freely available On Codeplex: And as a fan of Embedded devices I had to buy this inexpensive RaspberryPi….


Ultrasound sensor and .NET Microframework (NETMF)

I recently bought a cheap ultrasound sensor because I want to build a robot. Yes, after the sprinkler management system and the automation of my Lego city, it’s time to play with a robot . This sensor can measure the distance from 2 cm to approximately 50 cm. Cost is about 5$. There are 4…


Adding Bluetooth support to a NETMF board (.NET Microframework)

I recently bought a very cheap Bluetooth adaptor for my Netduino. I wanted to test how easy/hard it is to support Bluetooth. I see lots of advantages with Bluetooth for a near field communication like piloting easily a robot with a Phone without the need of other network or Infrared. Also Bluetooth is a secured…