The .NET Micro Framework (MF), which had its genesis with the Microsoft SPOT watch, is a subset of the full .NET Framework, and is targeted to small embedded systems with limited resources. Software development for MF devices is done with with Visual Studio using C# or Visual Basic. Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is an open-source high level toolkit for building of small electronic devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio. Gadgeteer is targeted for rapid prototyping by software developers with minimal electronic and soldering experience. There are currently 100+ Gadgeteer modules (interfaces, displays, sensors etc) available on the market. This talk is an introduction to the Micro Framework and Gadgeteer toolkit, and is targeted to persons interested in commercial or personal/hobby use. A live demonstration is included, which shows the easy of development with Gadgeteer.
Speaker: Mike Rauch