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Netduino (Plus) 2 custom board not showing up in PC

I have made an netduino 2 board and the problem is, it doesn't appear in PC when connected through USB. But when it starts up with boot0 button pressed, it does show up in PC as STM in DFU Mode, ...
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Can I get faster than 33 ksamples/second for A/D on my Netduino Plus 2?

I have a Netduino Plus 2. It looks like if I write a loop doing nothing but sampling one A/D pin 100,000 times, then reporting to the PC via debug statement, I get one report every three seconds or so....
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Reading a Light Dimmer from a Netduino

I know there are lots of questions and instructions on how to use a netduino (a variation of the arduino) as a dimmer. But all I would like to do is read the output of a light dimmer with my netduino. ...
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Debug Netduino without .NET Micro Framework

I have a Netduino, but I am programming it using the GNU ARM toolchain in Eclipse and VisualGDB so the .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) firmware has been removed. Is there a way I can set it up for ...
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How can I interface to a capacitive sensor and measure its value with my Netduino?

I've just bought a rain detector, not realizing it is a capacitive sensor (I had assumed it was going to be resistive, as most are). However, being capacitive means it can be sealed so no electrodes ...
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MCP23017 not causing interrupts using a normally open switch on power up

I'm working on a project where I am using two 4x4 button pads. I would need to use two MCP23017 for input interrupts to support the 32 buttons. I am using a Netduino and I'm coming across an issue ...
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Arduino/Netduino: connecting a second power supply's ground to GND pin

I'm planning to play around with an addressable LED strip and a Netduino, and having read some tutorials I've learned that I will need an external power supply to provide enough current to the LEDs. ...
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6 LEDs in parallel with a single resistor to simplify soldering

I'm trying to wire up 6 RGB LEDs in parallel, all controlled from a single source (well, three sources, one for each colour). The LEDs came supplied with resistors to limit the current of 270 Ohm for ...
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Program a PIC16F877A using VB.NET

I have bought a PIC16F877A microcontroller and its board before and since then, I haven't used it much because I don't really have enough time and patience to learn C. I was thinking to buy a ...
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PWM only works after touched with oscillicope probe

I am using two PWM outputs from a Netduino 2 to control two servos. One of the PWM pins works perfectly fine but the other doesn't work until I have touched it with an oscope probe. The probe doesn't ...
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Sensor & power wire length & connection inquiry

I'm an experienced SW engineer, but a noob when it comes to .NETMF & hardware. I've started working on my first project (garage controller that will monitor & control the open state of the ...
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netduino SPI stops clock after write on WriteRead()

I am having an issue where the SPI bus on my netduino stops the SCK clock generator after the write has completed on a WriteRead() method. Because of this, the device (a Microchips 25LC320 EEPROM ...
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How can I detect when an LED changes color from red to green and quickly send a message to a PC to capture an image from a camera?

I am working with a 3rd party IR curtain system, and the only way to tell in real-time that something has pierced the curtain is an LED at the top of the sensor pole that changes from green to red ...
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Netduino Interrupts Affected By PWM - Diagnosis of Issue

I've got a funny problem with interrupts and PWM signals that's causing false interrupts to trigger. What exactly is happening is that I'm using a hardware debounced quadrature rotary encoder. The ...
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netduino plus 2 compatible gps/gsm module

I have a netduino plus 2 board and I am trying to send gps location with gprs to my server.I am a java programmer by profession,but recently I got interested in IoT and m2m communications.I would like ...
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Netduino Plus 2 use built-in usb for communication

I want to use a Netduino Plus 2 for a commercial product. The thing is that this product is required to be able to communicate with a PC over USB and I want to know if there is a way for me the use ...
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How to make a circuit to run DFRobot with a Netduino

So I ordered a DF Robot kit and got some help to put it together. I want to control the wheels with my netduino. What I want to do is simple. Press the netduino's button, and start the 4 wheels in ...
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Netduino/Arduino to Variable Resistor

I'm a developer and I want to have a bit of fun with electronics. I don't know much about it so I have a bit of a question. I'm pretty sure this can apply to Netduino, Arduino or any other one. I ...
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Wireless, battery operated web cam for mobile robot

I'm working on a Netduino based mobile robot that's controlled by software on a PC or phone (WP7). One goal of the project is to be able to steer the robot from another room of the house. Is there a ...
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How to connect a “touch sense” pin to a analog or digital input

I'm using a motorized fader that has a "touch sense" pin (see this data sheet), which should be able to detect when someone touches the fader. I want to use it to stop the motor and switch from ...
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Netduino + Mosfet Driver + PMDC Motor = Magic Smoke

I have an old treadmill motor: Motor Specs: Permanent Magnet DC Motor Electrical Rating: @130vdc 2.5hp 6700rpm 18amps Continuous Duty @95vdc 1.5 hp I need a speed ...
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anyways to receive data from the GPS module with GSM/GPRS [closed]

Am doing a project using the GPS. the main scenario is to display the position of the object in the maps. Scenario : am plan to use a GPS Antenna in the Arduino/Netduino board. where i will code to ...
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Digital SPDT switch

I know this is probably a stupid question but I am hobbyist and could not find a solution to this problem. I have a micro-controller that sends a PWM signal to a transistor that lets current flow ...
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Netduino or Raspberry PI for my requirements?

I do not want to start a religious war, and believe that neither of them can be better in all circumstances. So, let' consider my circumstances. My problem is that I am a software guy with no ...
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Motor not working via transistor

I have a very simple circuit as follows simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab when the motor is connected in this fashion, the netduino activates the transistor, but ...
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Microcontrollers - Beginner questions

How do you determine how many sensors a microcontroller can use? My understanding is you can't use C# directly on any microcontroller but you can use C# and communicate over the USB and look for a ...
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Driving P-MOSFET with Netduino

I've read quite a lot of threads here about P-MOSFETS and how to drive them properly from IC but still have some questions. Here's the schematic: Some useful values from MOSFET datasheet Vgs(th) -2....
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Microchip programming with network connectivity

Back in my college days (which is about 3 years ago) we used to do some microchip programming. I've always enjoyed programming those things. Now I'm thinking about buying such things to make me enjoy ...
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Is a relay one way?

I'm no electrical engineer, so maybe this is a stupid question. I want to make my own alarm system using a netduino board. I bought a couple of motion sensors for mounting into my ceiling. The ...
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Can more than one device read data from GPS?

I have an OSD(atmega88p inside), which is reading data from GPS through serial connection as I understand and I would like to connect second device (FEZ Cerb40) to read GPS data, wondering if that ...
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Is it safe to connect Arduino/Netduino to car voltage source

On Netduino homepage it is stated that Netduino can be powered by input: 7.5 - 12.0 VDC or USB. The car output voltage is 12V but the car voltage source can produce voltage spikes so I am not sure ...
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Advice on relay set-up

I'm trying to build a Christmas light show, using a netduino (arduino clone). There are plenty of tutorials on the web, however they always lends themselves to US power supplies. Could someone please ...
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How to diagnose crosstalk

I am completely new to electronics, and am trying to learn by building an electronic drum set. I've found lots of examples online of circuits to condition the output from a piezo to be read by a ...
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Should I buy a Netduino or Arduino?

I am looking at buying a NetDuino for some fun home hobby projects. Have any of you used it and how was your experience? Should i look at the Arduino or FreeDuino range instead(or something totally ...
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What are the .NET Micro Framework ready systems available?

Once I heard of Netduino I began to wonder which other systems would provide the same features: Processor and Memory Micro .NET Framework ready USB interface Cheap Portable
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Is there much fuzz hooking BlueSMiRF Silver to Netduino? [closed]

I have no experience with soldering other then watching a couple of youtube vidz, would it be much fuzz getting BlueSMiRF to work with my Netdiuno (soldering-wize)? I guess I also would need some SMD ...
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Create a circuit that can flash IR LEDs at 38.5kHz and be turned on or off by microprocessor

Several other questions are posted about methods for flashing an LED, but one additional requirement I have is the ability to turn the circuit on or off with a micro controller (Netduino, 3.3v). This ...
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What parts do I need in order to connect a light to my netduino?

I'm software engineer trying to get a little electronics project working. I have a netduino plus. I want to hook up a huge light like this and make it turn on and off. Where do I start? What would it ...
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Can I wire the two sides of a L293D Dual H-Bridge together if I only need one H-Bridge?

Background: I'm using an L293D dual H-Bridge to drive a DC motor, but only one motor, and the package contains two complete H-Bridges. This is all being soldered onto Veroboard (stripboard). Question:...
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Greenhouse Control Interface

I'm working on a control system for my school's tropical greenhouse based on the Arduino. It'll just do basic logging things, along with allowing someone to selectively water sections of the ...
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Netduino to power 12V LED Strip

I'm a programmer by nature, but I thought I'd try dabbling in programming a micro controller. I've hooked up my voltage meter, and have figured out how to switch my output ports on/off, and they're ...
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Combining netduino with Ethernet Shield

While buying hardware, the Netduino Plus was not available so I bought Netduino and Ethernet shield. These days I have been trying to create and example of web server using Netduino and Ethernet ...
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What makes a particular platform suitable or unsuitable for production use? [closed]

Let's assume that the cost of goods is an insignificant factor. If a company lacks a team to produce a custom board for a particular product, but has success with an off-the shelf development ...
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Common digital “glue” chips used with Arduino/Netduino?

I have a Netduino Plus and I am trying to put together a shopping list to one of my usual vendors for digital "glue" parts I can use with it. I am experienced in electronics but I haven't bought IC's ...
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How to switch control between 2 RGB LEDs with PWM from a Netduino

I'm building a project where I will be lighting up 2 RGB LEDs using PWM. Since the Netduino only has 4 PWM pins (of which I will only use 3 - one pin each for the R, G, and B values respectively), I ...
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Interface netduino with Iphone via audio jack

I am interested in making the netduino establish a BUS connection to the IPhone via the audio jack. Does anyone have any experience doing this? I have read a few things online...but I am somewhat lost....
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Netduino powerd by USB wall charger

I have a IPhone wall charger. Can I plug my netduino into it to power it via USB?
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Ambient operating temperatures for *duino boards

If this has already been ask I apologize as I cannot find it using the search option, please send link. For my first project I'm thinking of building a monitor, in stages, for my outdoor pond (about ...
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How to develop for .NET Micro Framework on Linux?

Is there an IDE which will allow me to develop for the .net Micro Framework on Linux? Maybe MonoDevelop?
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Can I use the Netduino USB as a serial port?

A serial port demo shows how to use GPIOs to communicate through a second USB connection. But as a Arduino developer I'm used to use the same USB for both programming and runtime communication. Can ...