"The Internet of Things" the FEZ way
- Posted: Aug 22, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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A few posts ago I'd said I was going to do more FEZ posts? Well, I'm a man of my word...
To make up for lost time, today's post isn't just one FEX project, but a bunch, all together in an easy to use and consume free PDF.
While the internet is becoming an essential part of our daily life, it is also becoming an important part of the devices (things) we depend on. If devices can communicate then they can probably preform better. This concept is called “The internet of things”. See wikipedia for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things and don't forget to watch this video as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfEbMV295Kk
But how do we connect to the internet? We would need hardware with Ethernet or WiFi interface. We also need the low level software that carries out the low level communication over the internet. Neither of these is usually simple to accomplish, but thanks to .NET Micro Framework from Microsoft and the devices and libraries from GHI Electronics, connecting devices to the internet is a simple task.
This book expects you to have basic knowledge of C# and visual studio. Not to worry, if you don't, there is another beginner guide to get you through it all.
This page is a compilation of key resources and tutorials http://www.tinyclr.com/support
Let's take a peek at a project...
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