The Dallas .NET Micro User Group focuses on the .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) from Microsoft. The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Improving Enterprises and our meetings are free to attend. Please RSVP according to the monthly meeting announcement to assure plenty of food and drinks for everyone.


What is NETMF?

.NET Micro Framework (NETMF) is an open source platform that expands the power and versatility of .NET to the world of small embedded applications. Desktop programmers can harness their existing .NET knowledge base to bring complex embedded concepts to market on time (and under budget).  Embedded Developers can tap into the massive productivity gains that have been seen on the Desktop.


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Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:51:18 AM
It has been recently discovered that the RelayX1 Module (part number RLYX1-GM-464) does not provide enough clearance around the high voltage lines. It should not be used with 240V. It is safe to use with lower voltages, under 50V for example. We have redesigned the module to meet the required standards for the module to handle 240V.

However, at this time we are asking that everyone who has purchased the RelayX1 Module either directly through GHI Electronics or through an authorized distributor to contact us at the following email address, recall@ghielectronics.com. For the recall you have the option of receiving the replacement module or a store credit. If you are located in the USA your store credit is $10 USD and if you are located outside of the USA your store credit is $15 USD.

When emailing us please include your name, shipping address, order number and if you ordered through a distributor, please indicate which distributor you used. In the email please indicate if you would like to receive the replacement module or the store credit.

Please do not ship the module back to us. We ask that you dispose of the module as part of this recall.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Please direct all questions regarding this notice to recall@ghielectronics.com or this forum thread. Thank you for your continued support.

Monday, December 22, 2014 3:30:12 AM
The time is here, we are announcing the winners of the free RETRO Game Console. Please see below to see the names of the winners. Please add February 2nd, 2015 to your calendar, this is the date that we will begin collecting game submissions! For any other questions regarding the contest please visit http://www.outrageouscircuits.com/contest . The RETRO game consoles will start shipping this week.

We would like to congratulate all of those who received the free RETRO Game Console and wish them luck in the contest.

  • Reid Simonsen
  • Philip Polstra
  • Ishita Bose
  • James Kidd
  • Monte Chan
  • Minas Kalarakis
  • Euan Tebbutt
  • Randal Riedinger
  • Jose Romero Preciado
  • Christopher Favreau
  • John Safrit
  • Sebastian Schuster
  • Mike Retro Cooper
  • Tom Pomphrey
  • Ryszard Milewicz
  • Andrew Miller
  • Andre Wassen
  • Francois Guérette
  • Giovanni Di Dio Bruno
  • Matthew Shoemaker
  • Yadira Krakauer
  • Rajnish Baldha
  • Jan Van Dijk
  • Alex Danvy
  • Marco Bodoira
  • Lucas Vasconcelos
  • Marcel Molenaar
  • Alexander Heavner
  • Danie Ophem
  • Rogerio Penchel
  • Robert Jacobs
  • Roger Busser
  • Dimitar Minchev
  • Ryan Dawson
  • Paul Pankratz
  • Ondrej Hnyk
  • Giedrius Zizys
  • Pascal Spörri
  • Zhe Hu
  • Jose Quinones
  • Luis Lavandeira
  • Niels Jakob Buch
  • Crhis Taylor
  • Eduardo Rosario
  • Ian Lee
  • G. Andrew Duthie
  • Rajesh Chittiappa
  • Valentin Ivanov
  • Brett Pound
  • Bob Puckett
  • Mustafa Şen

Monday, December 15, 2014 10:22:13 AM
A question that I am frequently asked is where NETMF is used commercially. This would be an easy question to answer if we charged for the platform, because then we would know who our customers are. But as an Open Source project, we only hear anecdotally...(read more)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 5:45:56 AM
For years, we have tried several of the available serial JPEG cameras and we were very unsatisfied with the performance, the horribly translated documentation and the non-existent manufacturer support. Well, thanks to the creative engineers at GHI Electronics and to the community support, we will finally have a USA made, well supported and well documented serial time-lapse camera with much more to offer. Allow me to introduce you to ALCAM.

When we decided to create ALCAM we did not stop at just making a camera that captures images through UART. We also added SPI and I2C to the supported interfaces, we added an SD card to allow the capturing of images directly to the SD card and then added video Time-Lapse and Stop-Motion recording as well. ALCAM supports resolutions that range from 160x120 to HD 1080 format.

As if that wasn't enough, we also added a stand-alone mode where the camera can be used without any serial commands (without a micro). In this mode, a pin is used to trigger image and video capturing. This pin can be connected to a simple button or it can be connected to a sensor, like a motion detector.

ALCAM was designed to work with ANY micro or development system with access to the serial bus. This includes but is not limited to Arduino, mbed and NETMF. If you can use UART, SPI or I2C then you can use ALCAM!

We have spent months on researching image sensors and lenses but we are not done. While we continue our search for the best suited image sensor and lense, we decided to host a campaign on Kickstarter. We decided to host this campaign to involve our community and the world in helping us make ALCAM a reality. Currently ALCAM is being offered as an OEM board, however, with a successful Kickstarter campaign, ALCAM will also be available as a System-on-Chip. Please back us and let us know how you think we can make this camera even better.

Last but not least, we would like to give a special thanks to the "GHI insiders" for the valuable feedback they provided to us.

Kickstarter campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1359959821/alcam-oem

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 2:29:13 AM
We come to you today with two amazingly awesome announcements. The first one is related to the NETMF SDK and discontinued modules. In light of the previous news post about locking the SDK for the entire year combined with the feedback we received from the community, we will be putting most, if not all, discontinued modules back into the NETMF SDK. This should make it much simpler for everyone as we guarantee that these will be in the NETMF SDK for entire 2015 year release!

Speaking of the discontinued modules, we cleaned up our warehouse and will be adding all stocked discontinued modules on the website, as a last time buy and at a ridiculously low price! Make sure you grab what you need before they are all gone.

The second amazingly awesome announcement is about the sale that is happening this weekend. We are giving you 20% off everything in the catalog, however we have also hand picked a few products that will be sold at an amazingly awesome discount. So here it is, your chance to get all of your holiday gifts stocked and ready, without breaking the bank.

For our dear GHI product hoarders, here are the must haves of the season:

$1 Holey Board
$4 Smart LED
$4 USB Camera
$5 Character Display
$14 Video Out
$19 Cerb40
$24 Cerbuino Bee
$34 Cerbuino Net
$39 Cellular Radio
$39 Cobra Eco
$49 PulseOximeter
$69 Raptor
$69 Cerberus Tinker Kit
$69 ALFAT Evaluation Kit
$139 Spider Kit
$$$ A long list of discontinued modules! And 20% off everything else.

...oh wait, did I mention that you get free worldwide shipping with orders of $250 or more? Enjoy!

Keep these links handy, the sale will start this Friday morning (eastern time) and will end Monday afternoon.

The sale: https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/sale
20% coupon: GOBBLEGOBBLE

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