.NET Gadgeteer 101
Today G. Andrew Duthie shares a great video where in just over 7 minutes he walks us through getting our first app written and deployed to a .NET Gadgeteer device.
A few of the other times we've highlighted his cool work;
- Unboxing and some Visual Studio fun with the GHI FEZ Spider Gadgeteer Starter kit
- Going MAD with Kinect. The MADExpo Kinect-enabled Session Finder
- Pete Brown, .NET Gadgeteer
One of the things I love most about developing for the .NET platform is the wide variety of devices and form factors that I can write for using a single language, namely C#. With Microsoft's recent announcements about the reach of Universal Apps, that's more true than ever. But it's not just true for Windows devices, you can also develop for devices and IoT using C#. And you don't need to wait for the Windows 10 port for Raspberry Pi 2, either.
The .NET Micro Framework (aka NETMF) has been around for years, and represents a subset of the .NET environment that's targeted at small microcontroller boards, and can leverage the .NET Gadgeteer specification created by Microsoft Research, and implemented by companies like GHI Electronics, to make plug and play small devices a reality.
Since Microsoft has recently begun new investments in the NETMF platform, I thought it would be a good time to do some more demo videos for Gadgeteer. I've just posted my most recent video, entitled Gadgeteer Deployment 101, which demonstrates how easy it is to deploy and debug an application for a .NET Gadgeteer-based microcontroller board:
Also make sure you subscribe to his channel, Devhammer Demos channel where you see some of the other cool hardware projects he's done.