Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Feb 25, 2013, 06:20 AM
Registered User
Deckie's Avatar

Microsoft's .NET Gadgeteer


I hadn't heard of this until an article I read on Tomshardware.

http://www.netmf.com/gadgeteer/

My god, the modules already available!!! including a $35 gyro!

Seems MS might be on the warpath!
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Feb 25, 2013, 07:30 AM
---o-O-o---
blutoh's Avatar
Hi Deckie,
These boards are impressive, but I see two issues:
  • Prices for boards range between $70 and $130 USD, on the high side. Wider adoption in the gadget workspace may bring it down to a more reasonable range
  • .Net Micro framework is not Open Source, it's proprietary, which usually leads to "vendor lockin", which can result in the vendor holding a gun to your head at some point

Just my opinion
Pete
Feb 25, 2013, 07:33 AM
Registered User
Deckie's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by blutoh View Post
Hi Deckie,
These boards are impressive, but I see two issues:
  • Prices for boards range between $70 and $130 USD, on the high side. Wider adoption in the gadget workspace may bring it down to a more reasonable range
  • .Net Micro framework is not Open Source, it's proprietary, which usually leads to "vendor lockin", which can result in the vendor holding a gun to your head at some point

Just my opinion
Pete
I agree. That's the problem with the ChipKIT boards as well, many of the libraries and the compiler are still closed-source.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Phony gadgets. 420TEE Dock Talk 11 Jan 18, 2013 12:41 PM
Discussion Al Gore's net worth exceeds that of Romney UlteriorModem Life, The Universe, and Politics 39 Jan 11, 2013 07:44 PM
Discussion What happened to uoguelph....gadgets/gadgets? Rodney DIY Electronics 5 Jun 07, 2010 02:43 AM
For Sale Microsoft Windows / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Software (want to trade) Hemoglobin Non R/C Items (FS/W) 0 Nov 13, 2008 01:51 AM
What's the gadget that sets LVC on non-programmable ESC's? Ron D Batteries and Chargers 3 Jun 12, 2008 02:18 PM