Embedded Musings

Musings, ramblings and thoughts on embedded systems and other random stuff that pops into my head.

Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 released!

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/embedded/ At long last the curtain opens on what I’ve...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 03/24/2011

.NET Micro Framework : .NET Micro Framework Version 4.0 ships, Open Source, Community Development, and more.

Woohoo! V4.0 is out with community code. This is a major step forward for the .NET Micro Framework!...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 11/16/2009

.NET Micro Framework : .NET Micro Framework 4.0 Goes to Beta!!!

The .NET Micro Framework V4.0 has gone into public beta. Congrats to the team for all the hard work...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 09/08/2009

.NET Micro Framework V4.0 Beta

The .NET V4.0 Beta is coming to a PC near you. Sign up on Microsoft Connect to get your copy when it...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 09/01/2009

Download details: .NET MF Port Kit

In case you hadn’t noticed or seen it. The .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit V3.0 is now freely...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 07/13/2009

Strange days are these…

As many readers know (Wait, is there really more than one?) by now my position on the .NET Micro...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 07/06/2009

Colin has posted a clarification of rumors

Please see Colin’s post for official word on rumors about the demise of .NET Micro Framework. (Hint:...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 05/07/2009

Building a WPF Emulator Part V

In our last episode the super hero(ok it was just me) was creating a device emulator for a KIOSK...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 05/04/2009

GHI releases updated firmware for Embedded Master

GHI has released updated firmware for the Embedded Master module. New features include: Version...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/30/2009

.NET Micro Framework Porting kit is now available in MSDN subscriptions

Yesterday the .NET MF team announced that the .NET Micro Framework will be available in the MSDN...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/30/2009

Building a WPF Emulator Part IV

Part IV? already… this is starting to get like one of those scary movies series of the late 70’s and...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/29/2009

TAHOE/Meridian firmware updates and a New .NET Micro Framework Rapid Prototyping system

Device Solutions just released new Tahoe II firmware and an updated SDK. In the documentation is a...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/28/2009

Updated interop article

I've updated the interop article to correct a few typos and reformat to fit in this blog....

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/27/2009

Using Interop in the .NET Micro Framework V3.0

The .NET Micro framework provides a rich level of support for embedded systems development from...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/27/2009

.NET Micro Framework Porting Kit SP1 released!

Last night, we released Service Pack 1 for the .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit. This release was...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/23/2009

Building a WPF Emulator Part III

OK, so I promised we’d look at the emulator engine in this post. The design idea for the emulator...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/16/2009

Building a WPF Emulator Part II

OK, this time we’ll get to some code. (and a new blog theme style that makes fitting code a lot...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 04/06/2009

Building a WPF Emulator – Part 1

So, you want to know more about building an emulator with WPF? Well, so did I. Of course the first...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 03/24/2009

Building a .NET Micro Framework Emulator with WPF (Part 0)

The .NET Micro Framework SDK comes with a customizable emulator that allows extensions to the...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 03/15/2009

New blogs on using the .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit with GCC

  Kevin Townsend has started up a new blog on using the .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit with...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 02/23/2009

Download details: .NET MF 2/2009 Doc Update

There's an update for the .NET Micro Framework Documentation available Download details: .NET MF...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 02/06/2009

Road signs warn of zombies

Yep that's what the road sign said.... Really - see for yourself ( Road signs warn of zombies )...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 01/30/2009

New article on using Interop posted

I've just posted an article on using interop in .NET Micro Framework V3.0. Abstract The .NET Micro...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 01/07/2009

Dare To Dream Different Challenge Round one winners announced

After a difficult and challenging judging session the winners of round one were announced and are...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 01/07/2009

Only 6 more days to enter the contest!

There are only 6 more days to enter the Dare To Dream Different developer challenge! Get your...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 12/09/2008

Buy .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit from Microsoft Store (really!)

You can now buy the .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit from the Microsoft Store. At this time the...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 12/09/2008

Tahoe-II is shipping!

Device Solutions just announced that Tahoe-II is shipping! The Tahoe II is the next generation of...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 11/04/2008

FusionWare.SPOT V3.0 now available

The V3.0 release of the FusionWare.SPOT libraries is now available! This version supports VS2008 and...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 11/02/2008

Device Solutions v3.0 Firmware Available Now

Device Solutions is the first to release RTM firmware bits for V3.0! Only hours after the official...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/29/2008

3...2...1... Launch!

.NET Micro Framework V3.0 launched today at the Embedded Systems Conference In Boston! (Woohooo! -...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/28/2008

All aboard! Next stop - ESC Boston/PDC LA!

Maker Faire is packed up and finished. Several boxes and palettes went home while the rest were sent...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/20/2008

How do you make the wind blow indoors?

So if you want to have a demo that uses an anemometer to measure wind speeds - how do you make it...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/19/2008

Whoohoo! Microsoft gets "Editors Choice" award at Maker Faire

Congratulations to the teams from the .NET Micro Framework and Microsoft Robotics Studio!

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/19/2008

Everybody run, the marketing guy's got a soldering gun!

Here at Maker Faire the excitement is all around making stuff. So we set up a section of the booth...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/19/2008

One day into Maker Faire and we have existential dilemmas

Well one day at Maker Faire is passed, and it was a long day, we arrived for setup around 8am he...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/19/2008

Am I in whosville?

So, there I was getting things ready at the Microsoft booth for Maker Faire, which has a reputation...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/18/2008

How many trips to the electronics store does it take to make a Jack O' lantern?

How many trips to the electronic store does it take to make a Jack O' Lantern? Well it turns out a...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/14/2008

Contest tools and SDKs

The Dare to Dream Different contest is connected to the launch of version 3.0 of the .NET Micro...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/10/2008

Dare To Dream Different Challenge

Today the .NET  Micro Framework team announced a developer contest for the .NET Micro...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/08/2008

.NET Micro Framework V3.0 RC0 Now Available!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! .NET Micro Framework team posts Release Candidate 0 of the SDK on...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/06/2008

Interfacing LCD with 3 wires from .NET Micro Framework

The ever clever Pavel Bansky has created a new sample of using Alpha numeric LCD displays with the...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 10/02/2008

Device Solutions release Beta 3.0 Firmware

Device Solutions has release .NET MF V3.0 Beta firmware for the Tahoe platform. This adds more...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 08/21/2008

Differences in .NET Micro Framework versions

  Well, it didn't take very long for Jan Kučera to update his site to include info on the new...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 07/28/2008

.Net Micro Framework Team Blog : v3.0 SDK beta now available!

The .NET micro Framework SDK V3.0 Beta is now available! .Net Micro Framework Team Blog : v3.0 SDK...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 07/28/2008

Major update for .NET Micro Framework site

Jan Kučera has updated his web site about Microsoft .NET Micro Framework www.microframework.eu....

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 07/24/2008

Why do I need Dispose()

In working with C# myself and with customers I've discovered an area of confusion and hidden bugs....

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 07/04/2008

REALLY small low cost hardware platform for .NET Micro Framework

GHI Electronics just announced the USBizi system. It's VERY small and only $99 in QTY-1. Nice work...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 06/24/2008

If I'm living in a managed world, why do I need Dispose()?

It's inevitable that at some point a C/C++ programmer migrating to .NET and C# will run into the...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 06/19/2008

Interop shminterop! What's all this talk of Interop?

NOTE: The technology discussed in this BLOG post is of an early BETA form and may change...

Author: Steve_Maillet Date: 06/06/2008

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