Turn your flashes of creativity into first-rate gadgets
Covers Gadgeteer for Micro Framework 4.1 and 4.2
Realize your inner innovator and rapidly build breathtaking electronic devices with Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer. By working through easy-to-follow, practical projects, you’ll discover how to design, assemble, and prototype your own gadgets—all without ever lifting a soldering iron. Learn how to choose components, write Gadgeteer applications, connect your creations to the Web, and troubleshoot. Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer: Electronics Projects for Hobbyists and Inventors contains complete instructions for building your projects using money-saving mainboards and modules.
Set up the development environment and tools on your PC
Understand Gadgeteer mainboards, modules, and sockets
Learn how the Micro Framework and Gadgeteer libraries work
Download and debug your applications from your PC
Learn the principles of writing structured applications for embedded projects
Interface with SPI, I2C, and serial-based modules
Work with Gadgeteer interfaces for serial and storage devices, graphics, networking, and web-connected devices
Design touch-sensitive graphic display gadgets
Create web servers and web devices
Table of contents
Introduction Part I: Getting to Know .NET Gadgeteer Ch 1. Introduction to Gadgeteer Ch 2. Software Development Environment Ch 3. Gadgeteer Main Boards Ch 4. Gadgeteer Modules Ch 5. Debugging and Deploying Applications Part II: Projects Ch 6. Serial Communications Projects Ch 7. I2C, SPI and GPIO Projects Ch 8. SD Card and File Projects. Ch 9. Ethernet and Web Device Projects Ch 10. Graphics Projects Ch 11. Video Game Projects Part III: Build Your Own .NET Gadgeteer Hardware Ch 12. Designing Gadgeteer Main Boards Ch 13. Designing Gadgeteer Modules
Simon Taylor has been working with embedded device hardware and software for over 30 years. In 1994 he founded the design consultancy Sytech Designs Ltd., which he still runs today. Sytech Designs is one of the first companies that is designing and manufacturing Gadgeteer main boards and modules. Simon has been involved with .NET Micro Framework since the early days and is a member of the Micro Framework Core Team and a Micro Framework partner. His company Sytech Designs specializes in embedded designs, machine-to- machine (M2M) communications, and transport systems.