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...

.NET Micro Framework Toolbox

Project Description
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.

What's in the project?
In this project is support for multiple devices by adding several drivers in the form of classes. See the documentation for more details about them.

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;

Netduino HD44780 Snake

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?

Supported devices


And it's not just all about hardware devices. Check out these classes


And the source for all of this is available too!

The Discussion

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