Start building electronics projects with Netduino, the popular open source hardware platform that’s captured the imagination of makers and hobbyists worldwide. This easy-to-follow book provides the step-by-step guidance you need to experiment with Netduino and the .NET Micro Framework.
Through a set of simple projects, you’ll learn how to create electronic gadgets—including networked devices that communicate over TCP/IP. Along the way, hobbyists will pick up the basics of .NET programming, and programmers will discover how to work with electronics and microcontrollers. Follow the projects in sequence and learn techniques for building your own Netduino-based devices.
Get an overview of the Netduino microcontroller family
Install the free Visual Studio Express, .NET Micro Framework, and Netduino SDK
Write code that lets you turn Netduino’s LED on and off
Learn how to increase Netduino’s capabilities with various expansion shields
Measure digital and analog inputs with MakerShield
Make a light appear dimmer or brighter with Pulse Width Modulation
Use electrical pulses to play a song and control the position of a servo motor
Create an app to control your Netduino over the Web
Chapter 1 Introducing Netduino
Meet the Netduino Family
What You Need
Chapter 2 Setting up the Free Tools
Step 1: Install Visual Studio Express
Step 2: Install the .NET Micro Framework SDK
Step 3: Install the Netduino SDK
Chapter 3 First Projects
Start Visual Studio
Blinking the Onboard LED
Running the Blinky App
Pushing the Onboard Button
Chapter 4 Expansion Shields and Electronic Components
A Gallery of Shields
Breadboards and Components
Chapter 5 Digital and Analog IO with the MakerShield
Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Netduino:
Unlike the negative reviews below, this book works fine. Make sure to have the Netduino Plus 2 updated to the latest Firmware. Otherwise this book is good as well as accurate. I was able to build all projects using VS 2013 and the Micro Framework SDK no problem.
In the future, I challenge the negative reviewer to give specific problems with the hardware.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend