In the Maker Shed: Netduino Plus


Netduino Plus

Are you familiar with .NET programming and want to get into microcontrollers? Have a look at the Netduino Plus available in the Maker Shed. The Netduino is an open source microcontroller similar to an Arduino, except it is programmed using the common Visual C# .NET language developed by Microsoft. This makes it perfect for people that are already familiar with .NET environment and don’t want the hassle of learning another variation of code. The board features a 32-bit microcontroller and a rich development environment, making it a perfect solution for engineers and hobbyists alike. The Netduino Plus also features an on board MicroSD slot and RJ-45 jack for Ethernet connectivity.


  • Atmel 32-bit microcontroller
  • 48Mhz, ARM7
  • 14 Digital I/O Pins
  • 6 Analog Inputs
  • Arduino shield compatible
  • 100mbps Ethernet
  • MicroSD socket (up to 2GB)

Need some project ideas? Bring the Internet to life using the Netduino Plus and the book Getting Started with The Internet of Things. You’ll learn more about the Netduino Plus, how to use it to build a webserver, and how to control the physical world from the Cloud.

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