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Start building electronics projects with Netduino, the popular open source hardware platform thats captured the imagination of makers and hobbyists worldwide. This easy-to-follow book provides the step-by-step guidance you need to experiment with Netduino and the .NET Micro Framework.
Through a set of simple projects, youll learn how to create electronic gadgets—including networked devices that communicate over TCP/IP. Along the way, hobbyists will pick up the basics of .NET programming, and programmers will discover how to work with electronics and microcontrollers. Follow the projects in sequence and learn techniques for building your own Netduino-based devices.
- Get an overview of the Netduino microcontroller family
- Install the free Visual Studio Express, .NET Micro Framework, and Netduino SDK
- Write code that lets you turn Netduinos LED on and off
- Learn how to increase Netduinos capabilities with various expansion shields
- Measure digital and analog inputs with MakerShield
- Make a light appear dimmer or brighter with Pulse Width Modulation
- Use electrical pulses to play a song and control the position of a servo motor
- Create an app to control your Netduino over the Web
Learn how to build electronics projects with Netduino, the popular platform that's capturing the imagination of makers and hobbyists worldwide. This easy-to-follow, hands-on book provides everything you need to start experimenting with Netduino and the open source .NET Micro Framework. Before long, youll be blinking an LED and interacting with sensors.
Through the set of simple projects in this guide, you learn how to create networked objects that communicate over TCP/IP. Along the way, hobbyists will pick up the basics of .NET programming, and programmers will learn how to work with electronics and microcontrollers. Discover what all the excitement is about—and get the tools, techniques, and knowledge to build Netduino-based electronic devices of your own.
About the Author
Chris Walker is the inventor of the Netduino, host of the Netduino user community, and an expert on .NET Micro Framework.
Table of Contents
Preface; What You Need to Know; How to Use This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; This Book Was Made Possible By; Chapter 1: Introducing Netduino; 1.1 Meet the Netduino Family; 1.2 What You Need; Chapter 2: Setting up the Free Tools; 2.1 Step 1: Install Visual Studio Express; 2.2 Step 2: Install the .NET Micro Framework SDK; 2.3 Step 3: Install the Netduino SDK; 2.4 Conclusion; Chapter 3: First Projects; 3.1 Start Visual Studio; 3.2 Blinking the Onboard LED; 3.3 Running the Blinky App; 3.4 Pushing the Onboard Button; 3.5 Conclusion; Chapter 4: Expansion Shields and Electronic Components; 4.1 A Gallery of Shields; 4.2 Breadboards and Components; 4.3 Conclusion; Chapter 5: Digital and Analog IO with the MakerShield; 5.1 Pushing the MakerShield's Button; 5.2 Analog Inputs; 5.3 Conclusion; Chapter 6: Breadboards and LEDs; 6.1 Changing Intensity; 6.2 Setting Up the Breadboard; 6.3 Hooking Up the Components; 6.4 Writing the Dimmer Code; 6.5 Conclusion; Chapter 7: Sound and Motion; 7.1 Making Music; 7.2 Motors and Servos; 7.3 Conclusion; Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet; 8.1 Coding the Server; 8.2 Conclusion; Upgrading Firmware; Minor Updates; Major Upgrades; Developing Netduino Apps with Mono; Prepare the Netduino; Set Up Your Developer Tools; Install Mono; Install Wine; Download Supporting Binaries; Compile an App;