Bicycle Computer #7 – Working with the Emulator when you have new Peripherals

This is the seventh in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  To jump to the initial article, click here. The project source code is posted on Codeplex.com and can be downloaded from http://netmfbikecomputer.codeplex.com/.  Remember,…

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Bicycle Computer #6 – More Complex Sensor Integration

This is the sixth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  If you would like to start from the beginning, the first article can be found here.  This particular article is a little long…

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Bicycle Computer #5 – UI continued – Custom Controls

This is the fifth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio. To jump to the initial article, click here.  I am still working on getting this project posted out to CodePlex or somehow made…

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Bicycle Computer #4 – UI continued – Fonts and Touch

This is the fourth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  To jump to the initial article, click here.  I am still working on getting this project posted out to CodePlex or somehow made…

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Bicycle Computer #3 – Sensors and Sensor Integration

This is the third in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  The first of the series can be found here.  Just as a reminder, if you would like to dive into more detail on…

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Bicycle Computer #2 – Getting the Project Started

This is the second in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio. You can get to the first article of this series by following this link. In this second article, we will start to lay…

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Bicycle Computer #1 – Introduction

Embedded development has historically been a distinct skillset from development for the desktop, servers, and web. While the same programming models and tools can be used in desktop, server, web, and even cloud applications, embedded software development required developers with specialized skills often using different languages and tools. With embedded applications increasingly moving to standard…

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Community Development site goes live!!

Today we are launching our community development site.  This is the site specifically focused on supporting the collaborative development of the .NET Micro Framework.  This is in addition to our continued presence at Microsoft.com and MSDN.  As announced when we originally launched the open source version (4.0) we intend to continue development on a core…

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.NET MF and TRON

Happy New Year to everyone!!!  While we were on our Holiday Break, there were things happening in Japan.  In December at the TronShow, Dr. Ken Sakamura introduced a port of the .NET Micro Framework onto the TRON kernel.  Dr Sakamura is, as you know,  most famous as the originator, chief architect, and principle driving force…

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Update on the ‘open source’ transition

Lots to report here.  First, the pre-release of version 4.0 has gone out to our hardware partners last week.  They get a little jump on it so that they can have harwdare to support the broader beta.  If you would like more information on that program – please ‘Ask Colin’.  The open Beta will be…

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