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Netduino - Gadgeteer

Dec 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Hello team,

I bought a netduino plus kit and want to ask if this community also supports it -- (sure the shields are not supported, but I mean the .net micro fw field)?

Because i've noticed that the preferred HW for .Net micro fw is GHI el.




Dec 10, 2011 at 1:13 PM

netduino+ has very little memory that is not enough to run gadgeteer core. Although it is not recommended and requires some hardware experience, you can get a DuinoProto board and use it as a "gadgeteer shield". You will not be able to load the gadgeteer-designer or gadgeteer-core as mentioned earlier but you will be able to write your own simple drivers for whatever modules you like.

For example, get this and maybe you need one of these modules then you can look at codex for the drivers for that specific module and then take the driver source code and use it without the gadgeteer core. You will lose all the beauty behind gadgeteer easiness but if you really want to do it then there is a way.

This is explained on the wiki


... or better, gift yourself a FEZ Hydra for xmas ;) It is under $80 but it is open source 240Mhz processor board


Gus - GHI

Dec 10, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Thanks a lot for this information.

I'll rather buy FEZ Hydra for my primary project :))

..And netduino will be used for something else ... maybe meteostation or garage-door automation.. :)


Have a nice day.


Dec 10, 2011 at 2:51 PM

..Well.. Hydra does not have socket type H?? So that means, I will not be able to connect a camera to this board, right?

I will need to have motor controller, camera, compass and acceletometer + wifi modules connected to the board.

And FEZ spider board has only arm7 72MHz...



Dec 10, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Yes correct there is no socket H and so "H" modules will not work.

Dec 12, 2011 at 4:41 AM


The NETMF project is also hosted on Codeplex at  Also, the NETMF community site at has forums which support users of any hardware that runs NETMF (including lots of Netduino questions!)

Sytech sells a serial-based Camera module for Gadgeteer:  I haven't tested it, but that might be a way to use a camera with Fez Hydra.

-- Kerry

Jun 6, 2014 at 2:16 AM
netduino plus 2 also can't supports it ??