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Musings, ramblings and thoughts on embedded systems and other random stuff that pops into my head.

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    Tahoe-II is shipping!

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    Device Solutions just announced that Tahoe-II is shipping! The Tahoe II is the next generation of the popular Tahoe dev platform for the Meridian module and .NET Micro Framework. Features include: Meridian CPU (ARM920 @ 100MHz, 4Mbytes Flash...
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    FusionWare.SPOT V3.0 now available

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    The V3.0 release of the FusionWare.SPOT libraries is now available! This version supports VS2008 and the .NET Micro Framework SDK V3.0 RTM. Check it out at codeplex now!
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    Device Solutions v3.0 Firmware Available Now

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    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...
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    3...2...1... Launch!

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    .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...
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    All aboard! Next stop - ESC Boston/PDC LA!

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    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...
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    How do you make the wind blow indoors?

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    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...
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    Whoohoo! Microsoft gets "Editors Choice" award at Maker Faire

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    Congratulations to the teams from the .NET Micro Framework and Microsoft Robotics Studio!
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    Everybody run, the marketing guy's got a soldering gun!

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    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...
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    One day into Maker Faire and we have existential dilemmas

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    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...
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    Am I in whosville?

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    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?

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    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...
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    Contest tools and SDKs

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    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...
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    Dare To Dream Different Challenge

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    Today the .NET  Micro Framework team announced a developer contest for the .NET Micro Framework. Check it out to learn how you could win part of the prizes worth around $100,000!! Dare To Dream Different Challenge
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    .NET Micro Framework V3.0 RC0 Now Available!

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    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! .NET Micro Framework team posts Release Candidate 0 of the SDK on connect site . Yes, ladies and gentlemen, and anyone else reading this that doesn't fit one of those categories. (Is there anybody reading this? If I write...
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    Interfacing LCD with 3 wires from .NET Micro Framework

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    The ever clever Pavel Bansky has created a new sample of using Alpha numeric LCD displays with the .NET Micro Framework using only 3 GPIO pins in the process! Check it out! Interfacing LCD with 3 wires from .NET Micro Framework | Pavel Bansky
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    What do donuts and the .NET Micro framework have to do with one another?

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    Q: What do donuts and the .Net Micro Framework have to do with one another? A: Find out at Maker Faire (Austin, TX Oct 18 & 19, Travis County Expo Center) I'll let that tease you for a while!  [Given all the grim news coming across my TV these...
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    Device Solutions release Beta 3.0 Firmware

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    Device Solutions has release .NET MF V3.0 Beta firmware for the Tahoe platform. This adds more hardware choices for those working with the V3.0 SDK Beta to try your code on real hardware. So go ahead and download the new firmware, make some cool applications...
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    Differences in .NET Micro Framework versions

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      Well, it didn't take very long for Jan Kučera to update his site to include info on the new features of the .NET MF V3.0. Way to go Jan! Thanks for the info and your enthusiasm for the .NET MF!
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    .Net Micro Framework Team Blog : v3.0 SDK beta now available!

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    The .NET micro Framework SDK V3.0 Beta is now available! .Net Micro Framework Team Blog : v3.0 SDK beta now available! The team has been hard at work to get this Beta ready so download it, test it out and most importantly submit feedback through the connect...
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    Major update for .NET Micro Framework site

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    Jan Kučera has updated his web site about Microsoft .NET Micro Framework www.microframework.eu . Along with a new look and new content he is announcing distributor relationships with .NET MF hardware vendor Device Solutions . This is great news for European...
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    Why do I need Dispose()

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    In working with C# myself and with customers I've discovered an area of confusion and hidden bugs. Resource management, the RAII pattern and Dispose() are typical trouble spots for those of us who deal with C# and C/C++. I've just completed an article...
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    REALLY small low cost hardware platform for .NET Micro Framework

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    GHI Electronics just announced the USBizi system. It's VERY small and only $99 in QTY-1. Nice work and congratulations to the team at GHI! I can't wait to see what people will do with this! GHI Electronics, LLC. | USBizi Development System
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    If I'm living in a managed world, why do I need Dispose()?

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    It's inevitable that at some point a C/C++ programmer migrating to .NET and C# will run into the need to use Dispose() or IDisposable and ponder the reason for their existence. After all - the idea of a managed environment like .NET and a language like C# is that you don't have to worry about memory management problems any more right? While that is, generally speaking true, there are more things an application has to keep track of then just memory. This is what Dispose is really for but the reasons are not clearly understood by most C/C++ developers, particularly those used to controlling things very closely in embedded devices. Furthermore, the correct implementation of Dispose() is often a source of considerable confusion. This article is intended to help clarify that and make life easier for developers to create code that does the right thing with regard to resource management. ...
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    Interop shminterop! What's all this talk of Interop?

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    NOTE: The technology discussed in this BLOG post is of an early BETA form and may change significantly by the time the product is actually released! You have been warned. Question: With the .NET Micro Framework providing a bootable runtime for .NET...
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    Da cat is outta da bag!

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    This morning at Tech*Ed in Orlando Jonathan Kagle, revealed some of the new features of the .NET MF V3.0 ( .Net Micro Framework Team Blog : Opening the .NET MF 3.0 kimono ) At the show he provided some demonstrations of the current internal builds of...
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Embedded Musings

Musings, ramblings and thoughts on embedded systems and other random stuff that pops into my head.

Embedded Musings

Musings, ramblings and thoughts on embedded systems and other random stuff that pops into my head.