.NET Gadgeteer

Build all manner of electronic gadgets quickly and easily with .NET Gadgeteer

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    Why not while(true)?

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    Many programs have a basic structure of: while ( true ) { // Program goes here } This approach is logical if your program is responsible for monitoring user input, device I/O, threads, etc. However, it's not an optimal approach for most Gadgeteer...
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    How to Build a Flipbook Maker: Part 3

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    Happy New Year! The Gadgeteer team is back from the holidays and we'll conclude the Flipbook Maker series this week. In Part 1 and Part 2 we assembled the hardware and built the basic software architecture. This post covers using WPF to create a menuing...
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    Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer Book

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    Many people have been asking where to start with .NET Gadgeteer and so we thought this a great opportunity to remind people about the ‘Getting started with .NET Gadgeteer’ book by Simon Monk which was released a few months ago and is available...
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    Taking Gadgeteer to school

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    There is a great volunteer program where Microsoft engineers are paired with teachers in the local high schools to increase the availability of engineering curriculum for the students.  Basically the teacher provides the teaching skills and the Microsoft...
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    Beta Driver for GHI Electronics Bluetooth Module

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    Eduardo Velloso has implemented a beta driver for the Bluetooth module . The driver makes the Bluetooth module discoverable from Windows Devices & Printers and other Bluetooth devices. The source code can be found at https://gadgeteerbluetooth.codeplex...
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    How to use Gadgeteer Interfaces directly from your application

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    One of the benefits of the .NET Gadgeteer design is that it provides ready-to-use hardware modules. Module designers can build libraries in such a way that they take care of the lower-level communication protocols and electrical signals that need to take...
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    Tweet Printer (By Rob Miles)

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    Every minute the printer downloads the twitter feed for a given user. If the most recent tweet has changed, it prints the new tweet. (By Rob Miles) “I really like the idea of being able to build simple internet appliances. The Gadgeteer platform...
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    3D-Print a Custom Gadget: Open-Source 3D Models of .NET Gadgeteer Hardware

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    Today we are contributing a large number of 3D models of .NET Gadgeteer-compatible hardware modules to the Gadgeteer Codeplex project . The files make it easy to design custom enclosures for Gadgeteer devices – we call these shells . You can...
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    .NET Gadgeteer Core 2.42.700 released

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    We are really happy to announce that .NET Gadgeteer Core 2.42.700 was released today! https://gadgeteer.codeplex.com/releases/view/105366 This contains a few new features: Visual Studio 2012 support This release supports Visual Studio 2012...
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    Northumbria .NET Gadgeteer Workshop

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    Another two day .NET Gadgeteer workshop took place on the 12th and 13th February, this time at Northumbria University. Attendees included a diverse mix of 3rd year students from 3D, Design for Industry (DFI) and Media Design courses. The result...
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    Building a .NET Gadgeteer Module

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    Ever wondered how the pro’s physically manage to make a module? Well ok, you can get a fancy pick and place machine or send off for someone to assemble your module, but you can do it by hand. It is not as hard as expected. As part of a .NET Gadgeteer...
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    MIT Media Lab & Upper Austria University of Applies Sciences in Hagenberg Gadgeteer Workshop

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    Author – Michael Haller From May 14th to 17th, a workshop on Tangible User Interfaces was conducted at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Austria. Taught by Daniel Leithinger, a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab, topics...
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    New Gadgeteer Book - Learn to program with Visual Basic & .NET Gadgeteer

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    .NET Gadgeteer can be used to develop core programming skills that are needed when studying Computer Science at school. It also is an ideal platform for working on creative and collaborative projects. For learning to program with .NET Gadgeteer we...
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    UK Schools pilot new Gadgeteer kit for education

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    In October 2013, a new .NET Gadgeteer kit (REF) was launched specifically for education. It includes a low memory board and key modules that can be used in schools. The combination of modules and mainboard chosen keeps the cost down whilst allowing for...
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    Upcoming Events: Seattle Mini Maker Faire and MADExpo

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    There are two chances to play with Gadgeteer hands-on in the next month, one on each coast of the US.  This weekend, June 2-3, Gadgeteer will be at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire .  This is a hometown event for the Redmond-based portion of the...
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    3 AM Code Blog demonstrates Object Tracking using IR Compound Eye

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    Rik Leigh has a new blog titled 3 AM Code that implements several interesting scenarios. In a post titled .Net Gadgeteer object tracking using an IR compound eye he explains how to hook up the Dagu ir compound eye and pan and tilt kit to a gadgeteer mainboard...
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    Smallpeice Trust uses .Net Gadgeteer for outreach project

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    The annual ‘Supercomputing in Engineering ‘ course organised by The Smallpeice Trust and delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Engineering and the Environment (FEE) and Microsoft opened up the eyes of twenty 16 and 17...
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    Now Available: New Hardware from Mountaineer Group and Love Electronics

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    Several new highly-anticipated Gadgeteer-compatible products are now available for purchase. The Mountaineer Group has released two mainboards.  The Ethernet Mainboard has 8 Gadgeteer sockets plus onboard Ethernet and USB connectors.  The USB...
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    What are people doing with .NET Gadgeteer?

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    As you might imagine, we keep a pretty close eye on what people are doing with the .NET Gadgeteer technology.  It is really great to see the continued support from module and mainboard makers who continue to grow the ecosystem that the users can...
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    Gadgetab – the Gadgeteer Tablet

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    We’ve recently come across a really creative Gadgeteer project by an active member of the gadgeteer community Ian Lee and think it’s an excellent example of what can be achieved with the hardware. Not only does it make use of new modules from...
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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the blog home of .NET Gadgeteer. We're just getting started, but check back soon for news, project ideas, and announcements. In the meantime, you can learn more at: * The .NET Gadgeteer community site: http:/netmf.com/gadgeteer " target...
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    Pulse

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    Pulse is a great example demonstrating the use of .NET Gadgeteer for prototyping: “Pulse seeks to visualise information in the simplest and most elegant way possible. By using mathematical processing, a wireless internet connection and six...
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    .NET Gadgeteer featured in CSTA Voice publication

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    “Building with .NET Gadgeteer in the United Kingdom” The CSTA Voice is a bi-monthly publication for members of the Computer Science Teachers Association in the USA. It provides analysis and commentary on issues relating to K12 computer...
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    .NET Gadgeteer @ that conference summer camp for geeks

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    Pete Brown hosted an an open discussion about OSH(W) (Open Source Hardware) during “that conference” August 13-15 2012 at Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI ,on why it's as important as open source software, and how the two help each other...
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    More UK students get inventive with .NET Gadgeteer

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    A second UK pilots involved 8 secondary schools using .NET Gadgeteer for around 12 weeks, mostly in extra-curricular groups with some using .NET Gadgeteer in the lower high school curriculum. Teachers were recruited to run the clubs and provided with...
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