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.
.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.
The meeting for this month has been canceled. There will be no meeting for November as the next day is Thanksgiving and no meeting for December as it falls on Christmas Day. January 22, 2014 will be our next meeting.
.NET Gadgeteer can be used to develop core programming skills that are needed when studying Computer Science at school. It also is an ideal platform for working on creative and collaborative projects.
For learning to program with .NET Gadgeteer we have developed our own book, which utilises the Fez Cerberus Tinker Kit made by GHI Electronics.
This book has lots of exercises to develop programming skills as well as the excitement of making real things with Gadgeteer! Included are instructions for 10 projects including a burglar alarm, traffic lights, stop watch, binary counter, reaction game and morse code generator. The materials have been written for students from 14-19 learning to program in Visual Basic from scratch, but could be used with a younger age group with teacher support.
Download Learning to Program in Visual Basic and.NET Gadgeteer
Go to Answers to the exercises
You can download this book for free using the links above. We have some printed copies available please use the 'Book Request' form here (login required) to request a copy, no guarantee! (Please include Name & Shipping address)