Driving Devices with the .NET Micro Framework [Device] Toolbox
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Today's Hardware Friday post is one that I help those of you with shiny new .Net Micro Framework devices...
This project is a sub-framework for the .NET Micro Framework that gives support for several electrical components in the form of drivers NETMF-devices.
How to download the source code
All source code is available on Codeplex. To download the latest release, follow these two simple steps:
1. Browse through the latest build using this direct link: http://netmftoolbox.codeplex.com/SourceControl/BrowseLatest
2. Click on the big download-button
If you need support
The developers and maintainer of this library are all active at http://forums.netduino.com/
If you encounter any problems with Netduino hardware, it's best to post a thread on those forums.
Also, there's the Discussions tab.
Note about Visual Basic support
Although the framework code is completely written in C#, all samples are available for both C# and Visual Basic. This requires .NET Micro Framework 4.2 or higher.
Here's an example if one of the classes/devices in action;
I [Stefan Thoolen] just updated the .NETMF Toolbox with some additional samples for both Visual C# and VB.NET. One of them is this awesome game which demonstrates custom character support for the HD44780 text LCDs:
So what kind of devices are supported?
And it's not just all about hardware devices. Check out these classes
And the source for all of this is available too!