Discover the capabilities of Microsoft's new electronics prototyping platform with hands-on projects Your step-by-step guide to using Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer
All principles taught apply to boards from any manufacturer
Shows you how to combine C#, .NET Micro Framework, and Gadgeteer into actual working embedded projects
Teaches techniques and skills you can use to design your own Gadgeteer hardware
Explores how to use basic hardware and software blocks with fun projects, like 2D video games
All hardware used in projects is readily available, and the development software for Gadgeteer is free
Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer: Electronics Projects for Hobbyists and Inventors brings the power and versatility of .NET Gadgeteer open source hardware and software platforms to users of all abilities. Simon Taylor, a leading pioneer in the embedded device hardware space, offers progressive instruction to guide you through fun and practical projects--devices sensors, lights, switches, displays, motor controllers, and more--that clearly demonstrate key principles in the assembly and programming of the main processor board and gadget modules. Other resources include coverage of Visual Studio Express (free edition); how to connect devices to the development environment; techniques for writing, deploying, and debugging applications; and an overview for developing main board and module hardware and firmware.
Practical, step-by-step coverage!
Introduction to Gadgeteer; Software Development Environment; Gadgeteer Main Boards; Gadgeteer Modules; Debugging and Deploying Applications; Serial Communications Projects; I2C, SPI and GPIO Projects; Card and File Projects; Ethernet and Web Device Projects; Graphics Projects; Video Game Projects; Designing Gadgeteer Main Boards; Designing Gadgeteer Modules
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Page Count (est.): 244
Pub Date: 11/21/2012