Netduino development board - It is great!

7. November 2010 13:48 | Peter F. Jørgensen
Just in case you haven't already seen it, there is a number of new .NET MicroFramework 4.1 devices in town, 3 to be exact, - the "Netduino". The company Secret Labs have made these nice boards of which 2 are Arduino hardware compatible (it can use many of the same "Ar... [More]

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How to control Servo Motors with .NET MicroFramework

31. December 2009 16:00 | Peter F. Jørgensen
This post illustrates how you can control Servo Motors from .NET MicroFramework using only simple output pins and C# code. I have this idea of making a walking robot, so in order to test the basic servo control from .NET MicroFramework, I have used 2 servo motors and built a leg. E... [More]

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How to control a Stepper Motor with .NET MicroFramework

31. December 2009 15:45 | Peter F. Jørgensen
This post illustrates how you can control a unipolar stepper motor from .NET MicroFramework using very simple hardware. The motor which I have scavenged from an old 5 1/4" floppy disk drive (do you remember those?) is controlled by a dedicated Stepper Motor control class written in C#. ... [More]

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HACS - House Access Control System with fun doorbell

19. May 2009 21:15 | Peter F. Jørgensen
This is the video presentation I submitted for round 2 of the Microsoft "Dare To Dream Different" competition. The main functions of the system are: Guard dog barks when guests arrive at the door. Activated by movement detected by a PIR sensor. Doorbell playing differ... [More]

Adding a hardware button keypad to the AMI board

7. April 2009 22:50 | Peter F. Jørgensen
One of the things you notice when you receive the AMI board, is that there are no hardware buttons on the board. This article shows you how to connect hardware buttons so you can get started testing all the sample WPF applications that use the navigation buttons and of course ... [More]

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Maxstream XBee RF module documentation

29. January 2009 21:49 | Peter F. Jørgensen
I have digged out the specifications for the Maxstream XBee RF modules, which I received as part of the "Dare To Dream Different" competition package. Please note that there is also a Zigbee variant of these modules. The ones I received are 802.15.4 versions. I'm not curre... [More]