Netduino is an open source electronics platform using the .NET Micro Framework. Featuring a 32-bit microcontroller and a rich development environment, it is suitable for engineers and hobbyists alike.
The Netduino Plus 2 has Ethernet cooked in already! There is a full TCP/IP stack with examples ready to go, and a microSD card slot for storing files
Netduino Plus 2 has four times the speed (168MHz), six times the code space (384KB), and twice the available RAM (100KB+) of Netduino Plus 1.
- four serial ports
- six PWM channels
- 12-bit ADC
- power headers that turn on and off via code, so you can power on shields when you want to
- pins can drive up to 25mA of current to light LEDs
- Arduino "R3" compatibile to support future shields (in addition to existing shields, thanks to Netduino Plus 2's 5V digital I/O tolerance)
- OneWire and Time Server directly inside the NETMF firmware
- space in flash for future features
This board is built to last, to get even more feature-rich over time.
You might notice that they swapped out the 6-pin ICSP header for a 10-pin MiniJTAG header. The goal is to enable developers to compile their own firmware using GCC--and debug both native and managed code at the same time. If you need the ICSP header for a shield, simply sandwich a MakerShield in the middle: it'll route the ICSP pins for you.
Code! Debug! Repeat!
.NET Micro Framework combines the ease of high-level coding and the raw features of microcontrollers. Enjoy event-based programming, multi-threading, line-by-line debugging, breakpoints and more.
To get a glimpse of how its done, check out the basic 'getting started' guide You can even now use the Netduino on Linux & Mac computer using open source Mono instead of .NET
And its very expandable just like the Arduino!
3rd-party accessories offer pre-built functionality like GPS location, servo control and battery power. Netduino is also pin-compatible with Arduino shields. 3rd-party drivers are required for some Arduino shields.
Design files included.
Netduino is an open source electronics platform. All design files and source code are included. Learn from the designs. Remix, and enjoy the freedom of open source.
Comes with a free microUSB cable and 4 rubber bumpers For tutorials, files, project ideas and more check out netduino.com