Netduino Plus 2
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- 168MHz Cortex-M4 MCU. 384KB Code Storage. 100+ KB Available RAM.
- Netduino Plus 2 offers 22 GPIOs combined with SPI, I2C, 4 UARTs (1 RTS/CTS), 6 PWM channels and 6 12-bit ADC channels. Plus MicroSD storage and Ethernet IP networking.
- .NET Micro Framework combines the ease of high-level coding and the raw features of microcontrollers.
- 3rd-party accessories offer pre-built functionality like GPS location, servo control and battery power.
- Design files and source code are included. MicroUSB cable included for a limited time.
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The Netduino also has built-in Ethernet and SD Card hardware and software support so no extra shields are required. The Netduino I/O pins are 5 V tolerant so it should work with most 5 V Arduino shields. What the Netduino does not have is the ability to directly use Arduino libraries. This is because the Netduino is programmed in C# using Visual Studio 2010 while the Arduino is programmed in C/C++ programming using their own IDE. The combination of C# and VS is very powerful and allows full debugging capabilities. The Arduino IDE is fairly limited and only allows "print" style debugging. Where the Arduino programming environment out shines the Netduino is in libraries written by others. Using these much of the code you would otherwise need to write (to operate an LCD display, talk to an I2C device, etc.) is already written and debugged for you. The Netduino .NET micro framework does have 3rd party code available, just not as much.
The Netduino also suffers from a lack of support (as of this writing) by Microsoft. While they did make the .NET micro framework open source they have not kept it as up to date as the full blown .NET framework. For example, the micro framework still requires VS 2010 while the .NET framework uses VS 2013.Read more ›
The reason for my low rating is that the main (perhaps only) point of contact for technical support seemed to have vanished from the support forum. Without support, this product will be very difficult to work with. It may be possible to get questions answered from other users, but the manufacturer's support is no longer available. I hope this is a temporary situation, time will tell.
== Pros ==
* Comes with built in Ethernet jack
* Well packaged
* Comes with USB cable
* Very sturdy and well built
== Cons ==
* Mini USB has some trouble when plugged in to the board. But do not panic you just need to put a little brute force.
I have tried many boards out there but with my background in Visual Studio and Visual Basic this is perfect board to work with.
My first program was up and running within 15 minutes with a temperature probe and output to LCD screen.
I only wish this devices came with a real time clock.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is pretty good for what it is. My issues aren't with the product itself, but rather the limitations on what you can do as quickly as you can on an arduino. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Harris
Interesting device as I can use Visual Studio to program it, works well, I've done several projects with it but the unit is expensive.Published 12 months ago by CBayona
I titled this (!Net)duinoPlus2 because my first order of business was to nuke the .Net framework and setup a bare metal library for it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Donna W.
Excellent microprocessor! Extremely versatile! Very easy for anyone with minimal knowledge to use!Published 14 months ago by The Technician
This product was really below par. The parts were not loose and the packaging was cheap. It took quite a bit of fixing to be useable but eventually I managed it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Richard Hustwit
The Netduino is everything that I was looking for. It works great and is easy to use. The shipping was was fast and great also.Published 15 months ago by Ardie Wood
This may be the 1st negative review I've ever written on Amazon. I was really disappointed in the Netduino Plus 2. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Shawn and Sandra Moore