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Cuno Pfister’s Getting Started with the Internet of Things is now available in the Maker SHED. This new book from MAKE and O’Reilly (and illustrated by MAKE’s own Marc de Vinck) shows you how to create cloud-enabled sensor networking projects with the Netduino Plus:

What is the Internet of Things? It’s countless embedded computers, sensors, and actuators all connected online. If you have basic programming skills, you can use these powerful little devices to create a variety of useful systems—such as devices that react to real-world events and take action. This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects.

Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination.

Although Netduino programming is usually done with Visual Studio, I’ve tested all of Cuno’s examples on a Mac using Mono, an open source implementation of .NET. You can find notes from Chris Walker (creator of Netduino) and me about this in the Mono forum at the Netduino site.

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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