A New Book Experience!!

There is a new book that is not completely out yet but I am really excited about it.  The book is ‘Getting Started with the Internet of Things’ by Cuno Pfister. ( http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920013037 ) There are a number of reasons that I really like this book – listed below in no particular order: The Subject…

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Need Help Getting Started with NETMF?

Updated with new location. and new content description and translation ‘challenge’ Are you a .NET programmer who needs some background in embedded interfaces?  Not sure how to debounce a button or why you might want to do that?  Maybe you even need some help with C#?  Maybe you are not sure where to start with…

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Pyxis 2.0 – an Operating Environment for NETMF

Note: Updated to include a link to the new CodePlex project below. I had an interesting chat with Thomas Holtq Technorati Tags: .NET Micro Framework,NETMF,TinyCLR,Pyxis,Skewworks,NETMF OS uist of Skewworks (http://skewworks.com/) this morning.  Thomas is a .NET programmer who works in financial software during the day and builds interesting extensions to embedded devices in the evenings…

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FTP Support – Contribution

Friedel Megen van Technorati Tags: .NET Micro Framework,NETMF,MCU,FTP,Embedded Programming from the Microsoft Innovation Center in Aachen, Germany has contributed FTP support to the .NET Micro Framework.  The feature has been integrated with the CodePlex project and is available there.  The implementation follows the standard implementation.  The support for client and server are through the FtpWebRequest…

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Breathalyzer on a new board

As you may know, when a new board is announced, I try to find a good project for it.  I have to tell you that this goal is keeping me pretty busy.  This one I had to finish at the request of the Channel 9 team for PDC – that is a breathalyzer on the…

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Connecting Embedded Devices to Windows Phone 7

Technorati Tags: .NET Micro Framework,NETMF,.NET,web Services,Windows Phone 7,Silverlight For our recent trip to Maker Faire, the team built a number of demos.  One included controlling a remote device and exposing data collected from a set of sensors on Windows Phone 7.  There was a main controller device that communicated with distant sensors through a mesh…

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Making the Robot Arm Move Again – on .NET Gadgeteer

Technorati Tags: .NET Micro Framework,.NET Gadgeteer,Robotics 6 weeks ago, I posted a blog about controlling a robot arm with the new Netduino board (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/netmfteam/archive/2010/08/30/making-the-robot-arm-move-again.aspx).  I used an available Arduino joystick shield and three of the 4 PWNs available on the Netduino.  The arm actually has 6 servos (or servo pairs) so I thought I’d add…

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New Board and Holiday Contest

I make a habit of trying out a new board by building something with it before I blog about it but I have a reason for deviating from that pattern.  I just got my FEZ Panda board and I do have a project in mind for it.  The FEZ Panda has a nice little case…

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.NET Gadgeteer at Maker Faire in NY

If you are not familiar with Maker Faire, I am not sure that I can fully describe it (although I like ‘Science meets Circus’).  We spoke with the founder of the faire and he said the question that he is most commonly asked is ‘what is it?’.  The common theme seems to be people with…

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