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We just received a new shipment of Netduino micro-controllers in the Maker Shed. What’s a Netduino? Glad you asked! Netduino is an open source electronics platform using the .NET Micro Framework. The board features a 32-bit microcontroller and a rich development environment, making it a perfect solution for engineers and hobbyists alike. If you are picking up a Netduino, be sure to check out our exclusive MakerShield. It’s a perfect match for the Netduino, and any other ‘duino flavored micro!

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  1. Rich Barker says:

    What is the appeal of the Netduino? It’s always looked interesting but I’ve never understood what the advantages of using it are.

    1. Timothy Gray says:

      Instead of writing in C you can write in any of the .NET languages.

    2. There is a huge community of .NET software programmers out there, and the Netduino lets them easily jump over to hardware.

    3. Anonymous says:

      Hi Rich,

      Thanks for your interest in Netduino!

      For software engineers, the Netduino is a powerful electronics platform which has the same kinds of power features (like threading, event-based programming, and line-by-line debugging) offered for desktop or phone apps.

      For tinkerers, it’s a fast workhorse microcontroller board with a growing community of fellow tinkerers ready to lend a hand.

      Netduino is also open source, both hardware and software. You can remix the design files into your own custom creation, compile in support for your favorite bit-bang device, etc. Since Netduino’s C# programming language is object oriented, you can make sophisticated projects as easily as simple ones. And finally, Netduino is electrically compatible with most Arduino shields; when you buy add-on expansion shields, you get great new features…and support maker-manufacturers.

      Chris
      Secret Labs LLC

  2. Gregg says:

    Plus it might even be easier to program then the other guy. Plus there are plans to make it the next platform to go online via the Pachube stuff.