I got my new toy some minutes ago. A Netduino!
Netduino is an open source electronics platform using the .NET Micro Framework. The idea is taken from the Arduino platform but the difference is, that the Netduino is being programmed in .NET and it has a much more powerful 32-bit microcontroller onboard. It is an AT91SAM7X512 with the following specs:
- Atmel 32-bit microcontroller
- Speed: 48MHz, ARM7
- Code Storage: 128 KB
- RAM: 60 KB
Hopefully I could develop with the Mono project for it but at first I will do my work in a Microsoft based environment. Sounds contradictory? Yes, it is... but I want to give it a try... ;)
I am a little bit it ill at the moment but it will be a funny weekend when playing with this nice piece of hardware.
Tags: arduino, embedded, dotnet, device, fun, opensource, programming, automation, arm, minimal, robotics,