Device Solutions v3.0 Firmware Available Now

Device Solutions is the first to release RTM firmware bits for V3.0! Only hours after the official launch announcement at ESC Boston Device Solutions announced the release of the RTM firmware for the TAHOE hardware platform (including a release supporting Ethernet) In addition to the new firmware Device Solutions announced they will make a Board…

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3…2…1… Launch!

.NET Micro Framework V3.0 launched today at the Embedded Systems Conference In Boston! (Woohooo! – Can I sleep now?) (Sadly, I wasn’t able to attend the event as planned due to an illness.) If you are in the area check us out at the Microsoft booth if not here are some highlights: In the SDK:…

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All aboard! Next stop – ESC Boston/PDC LA!

Maker Faire is packed up and finished. Several boxes and palettes went home while the rest were sent off to the west coast for PDC and the rest went to Boston for the Embedded Systems Conference. We’ve got only a little bit of time left to polish off demos and presentations before heading off for…

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How do you make the wind blow indoors?

So if you want to have a demo that uses an anemometer to measure wind speeds – how do you make it work indoors where there is no wind? This is a problem that John Leier (Technical Product Manager for the .NET Micro Framework) and Jim Mateer (Program Manager for the .NET MF) took on…

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Everybody run, the marketing guy’s got a soldering gun!

Here at Maker Faire the excitement is all around making stuff. So we set up a section of the booth to create some simple, blinky lights samples. The attendees loved to watch someone putting things together and it provided a great opportunity to talk about the .NET Micro Framework and the Dare to Dream Different…

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One day into Maker Faire and we have existential dilemmas

Well one day at Maker Faire is passed, and it was a long day, we arrived for setup around 8am he event opened at 10am and ran through until 10pm! It was a long day but the attendees are a whole lot of fun loving creative people that keep things entertaining! Towards the end of…

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Am I in whosville?

So, there I was getting things ready at the Microsoft booth for Maker Faire, which has a reputation for some rather unique and quirky stuff. But I wasn’t expecting to be transported to a Dr. Seuss story when this instrument rolled on by….

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How many trips to the electronics store does it take to make a Jack O’ lantern?

How many trips to the electronic store does it take to make a Jack O’ Lantern? Well it turns out a lot more than we thought! John Leier (Technical Product Manager for the .NET MF) and I took on the task of making up some Jack O’ Lantern for the Microsoft booth at Maker Faire…

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Contest tools and SDKs

The Dare to Dream Different contest is connected to the launch of version 3.0 of the .NET Micro Framework. V3.0 is scheduled to be released later this month.  Currently a release candidate of the V3.0 SDK (with emulator) is available for download from the Microsoft Connect site. The reason this is important is that v3.0…

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