Getting Started with the Internet of Things

The first book to cover the Netduino Plus, Cuno Pfister’s Getting Started with the Internet of Things, shows you how to create cloud-enabled projects using the Ethernet-equipped Netduino Plus:

The Internet of Things is the new generation of devices that serve as the Internet’s interface to the physical world. Today’s tiny microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators are powerful, inexpensive, and simple enough to code that anyone with basic programming skills can create a variety of fun, useful, and even profitable systems — such as devices that detect and extinguish fires or automatically water plants when the soil becomes too dry. This hands-on introductory guide will quickly show you how it’s done.

You’ll learn how to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board, and then connect these devices to the Internet using Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. Getting Started with the Internet of Things briefly introduces the tools and then walks you though several techniques for using them, using a series of C# examples.

Even though this book is still in progress, you can read it now through our Rough Cuts edition, which lets you read the manuscript as it’s being written, either online or via PDF. Available at Safari Books Online.

Getting Started with the Internet of Things: Rough Cuts Version

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Netduino Plus

The Netduino Plus is an open source electronics platform using the .NET Micro Framework. The board features a 32-bit microcontroller, a rich development environment, as well as Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Micro SD card support.