In the Maker Shed: Netduino Mini


Software, meet hardware. The Netduino Mini from the Maker Shed 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.


  • 1.2″ x 0.6″ – tiny “DIP microchip” form factor with edge pins (Pb-free)
  • Designed for breadboard use, production industrial/commercial applications, and robots/UAVs/etc.
  • Same microcontroller as a standard Netduino – but smaller and with a bit more RAM available
  • BASIC Stamp 2 pin-compatible – can be used with most BASIC Stamp 2 boards and kits.
  • Can be programmed via RS232 like BASIC Stamp 2 or via 3.3V USB-TTL cable like Arduino Nano
  • Can be powered via 9V battery, DC power leads, some USB-TTL cables, etc.
  • Industrial temperature rated (-40 C to 85 C); RoHS compliant; Pb-free

Looking for a ‘standard’ size board? The Netduino is back in stock too!

6 thoughts on “In the Maker Shed: Netduino Mini

  1. Omega says:

    I make a lot of boards in this form factor myself, and would love to know where those edge pins come from.

    1. Chris Walker (Secret Labs) says:

      Hi Omega,

      The manufacturer is Interplex NAS and the part number is AA08AA-0560-0DCD. We use machines to attach and cut them–but one can attach and cut them by hand as well.

      Also, the open source design files and source code are available at

      Secret Labs LLC

      1. Omega says:

        Thanks for the P/N!

        Does anybody carry these parts in prototype quantities that you’re aware of, or would Maker Shed consider doing so?

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