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Windows 8 and the .NET Micro Framework

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In this episode, Pete Brown (Windows Developer Evangelist and XAML and Gadget Guy) shows us how to write Windows Store apps that use the .NET Micro Framework and advanced socket networking to talk to devices like robots.


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  • Don't panic!

  • Great Job Pete

  • 5 stars !

  • Hey Pete!

    Nice video! You even got my name correct Cool

  • Thanks for sharing your NETMF projects with us, Pete!

    Also, awesome laptop stickers. Smiley


  • Is your source code for this robot available for download? Smiley

    Well done by the way!

    Updated: Actually, wouldn't you mind also providing links or reference to the wife modul (rather wifi ha ha) you use and the drivers from Stefan?

    Thank you Smiley

  • Pete BrownPsychlist19​72 Pete Brown (I have more than one machine that goes "ping!")

    I'll put together a blog post on this robot, and make the source code and full links available then.

    The WiFi module is available from sparkfun as is the robot chassis (with wheels and motors). The main board is the Cerbuino Bee from ghi electronics. The motor driver is their Gadgeteer motor driver module.

  • Pete BrownPsychlist19​72 Pete Brown (I have more than one machine that goes "ping!")

    Thanks Everyone!

  • Pete BrownPsychlist19​72 Pete Brown (I have more than one machine that goes "ping!")

    Actually, Gus from GHI put together a quick post with the links to all the parts. Here you go:


  • Steve FrenchSteve French

    How about a parts list? That was really cool.

  • Milo skovMilo skov

    Pete, It would be possible for you to post the code for the WinRT and .Net micro framework over a github repository or something similar just to get started quick?.

    This stuff and how you put it is very exciting and I would like to get started on this please.

  • Pete BrownPsychlist19​72 Pete Brown (I have more than one machine that goes "ping!")

    I'm about to board a plane home, but pop me an email pete dot brown at Microsoft and I'll send you the bits when I get home (fastest way for me to get you a copy).


  • @Psychlist1972: What a coordination Smiley ha ha Thank you Smiley

  • Really enjoyed the post Pete. Thanks again. Can't wait for my new H/W to arrive to give it a go myself. Oh, and for any more vids/blogs on the subject. Seems like Gadgeteer have made NETMF a lot more straightforward to get started in.

  • Pete BrownPsychlist19​72 Pete Brown (I have more than one machine that goes "ping!")

    Thanks everyone Smiley

    Here's the blog post with all the parts and the source code for both sides of the project:



  • Thanks for the blog post!

  • sarabjeetsarabjeet

    Thanks for all the information,it was very helpful and i really like that you are providing information on .net training ,being enrolled in .net freshers training with projects live training http://www.wiziq.com/course/57-fresher-training-projects i was looking for such .net fresher training to assist me and your information helped me a lot.Really like that you are providing such information . Thanks.

  • AlexAlex

    Hello Pete! Thank you very much for your code sharings and detailed explanations. I am going to start play with robotics and use your project as a base. But for some reason i cannot buy a Cerbuino bee cuz i live in Russian Federation and it sems like guys from GHI Electronics doesn't ship the item to my region. Can i use any of another board instead? Is it possible to use your code samples with arduino, netduino, or can you advice any other mainboard to buy on ebay.com? Thanks ..

  • Pete BrownPsychlist19​72 Pete Brown (I have more than one machine that goes "ping!")

    @Alex it should be possible to adapt this to Netduino Go, but you'll have to find some other WiFi solutions.

    I suggest posting to http://netduino.com forums and asking for advice there. Just tell them you want to do this project, but using the Netduino Go, and you can't use stuff that can't be shipped to the Russian Federation. Ask for advice on what to substitute and where to get it from.

    Also check http://seeedstudio.com and see if they'll ship to you. They carry the GHI modules (but not the mainboards, for some reason) there as well. Using that, you could use an Xbee module and a motor control module with the Netduino Go and the Gadgeteer adapter for Netduino Go. The code may differ a little, but most of it will be the same.


  • AlexAlex

    Thank you very much for your comments.. it's really helpfull. I have already wrote to guys from GHI Electronics and they ship all stuff to Russian Federation without problem. Now i am waiting all parts to start the project..

  • Great video, thanks for sharing!

    Nice port you chose there.. Van Halen rocks! Smiley


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