.NET Gadgeteer

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How to Build a Flipbook Maker: Part 1

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    Build your own stop-motion animation tool using .NET Gadgeteer! The Flipbook Maker combines Gadgeteer's intuitive hardware and software construction with a useful enclosure to create a project that will appeal to your inner cartoonist. The end result...
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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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    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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    Coming Soon: .NETMF 4.2 Support + Visual Basic

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    Gadgeteer support for .NET Micro Framework 4.2 is on the way, which means you'll soon be able to run Gadgeteer on .NETMF 4.2-compatible mainboards like GHI's Fez Cerberus . This update also enables Gadgeteer apps to be written using Visual Basic (Visual...
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    Light Sensors control .NET Gadgeteer Robot

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    Eduardo Velloso built the prototype for this .NET Gadgeteer robot that is controlled by two light sensor modules and a motor controller . The modules are available from GHI Electronics . The design uses two motors that separately drive the wheels and...
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    Assembly of the Light Sensor Robot

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    The idea of this project is to build a simple robot that demonstrates control of motors using sensors. It is a light seeking robot that moves towards the brightest side. When the brightness on each side is the same, the robot moves forward. It can be...
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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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    .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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    How to Build a Flipbook Maker: Part 2

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    In Part 1 , we assembled the hardware and created the event handlers for the Flipbook Maker. Now let's flesh out the software foundation and create a state machine to manage the Flipbook Maker's behavior. Storing Images First, the Flipbook Maker...
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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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    Twelve New Modules From GHI

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    GHI announced 12 new modules today which open up a lot of new projects for .NET Gadgeteers. VideoOut :  VGA and RCA video output OBD II :   Interface with car computers HD44780 Display :  16x2 and 20x4 character displays MaxO :  chainable...
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    Even more 3D models for .NET Gadgeteer

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    Those of you who like to build, print, cut or laser cases for your .NET Gadgeteer creations will be glad to hear that Microsoft Research has released even more 3D models. These models are saved as STEP files and are available from Codeplex under the source...
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    Free Webcast - Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer

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    Thursday, November 8, 2012 1PM PT, San Francisco 9pm - London | 4pm - New York | Fri, Nov 9th at 8am - Sydney | Fri, Nov 9th at 6am - Tokyo | Fri, Nov 9th at 5am - Beijing | Fri, Nov 9th at 2:30am - Mumbai Presented by: Simon Monk Duration: Approximately...
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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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    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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    New Gadgeteer book by Simon Taylor

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    I just received my copies of ‘Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer: Electronics Projects for Hobbyists and Inventors’ by Simon Taylor. Simon is the founder of Systech Designs LTD , a consulting company that specializes in embedded and M2M communications...
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    Looking for API reference docs for the core Gadgeteer libraries?

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    Look no further. The Gadgeteer core library documentation is posted on the Gadgeteer community site at http://www.netmf.com/gadgeteer/docs/gadgeteercore/index.html. This covers the namespaces: Gadgeteer - including the Color , Mainboard , Picture...
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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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    .NET Gadgeteer for stratospheric instrument platforms

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    The Ingenia is a publication from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the 50th issue is running an article on the ASTRA project which uses .NET Gadgeteer! [ PDF ] (Image: ASTRA homepage, University of Southampton,  http://www.southampton.ac.uk/...
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    .NET Gadgeteer to reduce Utility Bills

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    With Utilities bills rising Peter Robinson of Tiny Gadgets blog has come up with a unique and safe way of monitoring your gas meter using a Gadgeteer kit to periodically read a gas meter, and send the data to a server for further use. This project...
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