Since in the next few days I pasearé by Spain with several new gadgets (as well as Kinect, Lego, etc) I take the time to clarify some important concepts. And the first drawer:
What is ? .Net micro Framework ?
.Net micro Framework (NETMF) is a .NET platform Open Source have adapted to Microsoft to work with Small Devices (if I write small devices I hurt your eyes!). NETMF is based on .NET Framework, this means Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012, C# or Visual Basic. Net, etc. To run code .NET on devices with 64K of RAM is also something that me, makes me happy as a dog with 2 tails. The official website has an About much more complete here,
In short, with NETMF can develop in C# for small devices. Now, to make this possible some hardware vendors have been commissioned carry NETMF in these small devices. Here comes into play the second part of the post
.NET Gadgeteer is a creation of the people of GHI electronics that has several hardware components to work with NETMF and also a specific plugin for Visual Studio 2010. The hardware model created consists of a mainboard that you can attach various sensors and then work with them. Sensors there are of all types: cameras, temperature, humidity sensors; In addition there are drivers for servomotors, touch screens, buttons, etc. All controlled with a very nice DSL in VS2010.
The following image shows the DSL to connect the components that are available in the toolbar.
From here everything is imagination and with all the power of C# in our fingers.
To close a video which explains quickly.Net Gadgeteer, and in the coming days a few more interesting examples that I am creating with this platform.
By the way, some imagine that control of an airbag system is programmed with the .net Framework?
Saludos @ La Finca