Here’s a tutorial on interfacing MAX7219 LED driver chip to Netduino platform for driving 8 digits of seven segment LED displays. The .NET Micro FramWork provides a SPI class that is used to send display data to the MAX7219 chip through a SPI serial interface.
Netduino and MAX721 interfacing for driving seven segment LED displays - [Link]
This new tutorial from Embedded Lab talks about interfacing seven segment LED displays to Netduino platform. The tutorial describes a seven segment class that can display numbers, few alphabets and characters on seven segment LED displays.
Netduino Day 3 – Multiplexed Seven-Segment LED displays - [Link]
Embedded Lab has started a new tutorial series on Netduino programming and interfacing. This is the second tutorial in the series where interfacing between an HD44780 based character LCD and Netduino Plus is discussed.
Netduino and LCD interfacing tutorial – [Link]
I am using a Netdunio-Plus board (Physically looks like Arduino but is using C# as programming language) to display current and forecast weather information. I pull the information from Weather Underground. I recently posted a similar project where an Arduino board was used to show forecast of the weather from Google Weather service. This project is fully automatic, no configuration required, and there several enhancements to the graphical display (and bug fixes).
Weather station with Netduino - [Link]
Mini RGB LED video wall using a Netduino and an Adafruit LED strips… [via]
16×10 RGB LED display built with an Adafruit LPD8806 LED strip and a Netduino mini as the controller. The display is capable of showing over 2 million colors. What’s not to like about RGB LEDs? With their bright, mesmerizing glow, often capable of displaying millions of colors, they’re a great to way to catch the attention of the viewer. Now, what if you had a 5 meter long RGB LED strip, loaded with 160 RGB LEDs to play with? Oh, the possibilities… It so happens that Adafruit, in their infinite wisdom, carries a very nice RGB LED strip, powered by a LPD8806 driver and encased in a waterproof sleeve. What about turning it into a mini video wall for instance? Think ‘Times Square’, just smaller
Mini RGB LED video wall using a Netduino - [Link]
Nyan Cat – Driving an ‘Adafruit ST7565 Negative LCD Display’ with a Netduino… Fabien writes – [via]
I have been waiting for an excuse to use a Nyan Cat in a blog post and the ‘ST7565 Negative LCD Display’ released by Adafruit being equipped with RGB LED backlights was the perfect occasion. After all, RGB LEDs can create a ‘rainbow’, right? All that’s needed is a cat to go with it and Voila!
Nyan Cat – Driving an ‘Adafruit ST7565 Negative LCD Display’ with a Netduino - [Link]
Lawn Sprinkler the Introduction Part 1. Mike writes… [via]
The new craze for Home Automation is to use technology to Go Green. One aspect of Going Green is about managing resources in a more efficient way. I have seen a number of other hobbyists build projects that manage the amount of electricity or gas that they use within their home. In this project I am going to manage the amount of water I use for watering my lawn. In part 1 of this series I am going to cover the big picture of what I am attempting to do.
DIY sprinkler system with Netduino Plus - [Link]
Driving an adafruit VC0706 TTL Serial JPEG Camera with a Netduino @ Fabien’s Bit Bucket. [via]
Earlier this month, AdaFruit released a nice little TTL camera, perfect for security and remote monitoring applications. The camera supports three resolutions (640×480, 320×240 and 160×120), has a built-in motion detection circuit and can output an NTSC signal, all in a fairly compact form factor. The communication with the camera is done over a TTL UART @ up to 115200 bauds…
As I’m working on a security-related project involving the Netduino, it was the perfect opportunity to put this camera to the test, starting with writing a C# driver. While interfacing with the camera over the TTL UART of the Netduino is straight forward, the datasheet describing the protocol and commands required to control the camera functions is painfully sketchy and sometime inaccurate. In some instances, some camera functions such as OSD (text overlay) are not supported in the firmware even though the datasheet documents them or only behave properly if called in a particular sequence, which of course, is not documented…
Driving an adafruit VC0706 TTL Serial JPEG Camera with a Netduino - [Link]
Build a Netduino-powered Game Console. Fabien writes… [via]
Over the past few months, my friend Bertrand and I have been working on a game console, the PIX-6T4, which is powered by a Netduino mini.
The console is designed as platform for learning digital electronics and C#: we’re in the process of writing a book covering all aspects of building the console, how its components work and how to write games for it with our framework. Here’s a video of the prototype of the console…
Build a Netduino-powered Game Console - [Link]
Build a ‘Klout Klock’, track your influence and time… [via]
Klout exposes a web service enabling developers to build mash-up applications around its metrics and all that is required to play is an API key which is easily obtained when registering an application. My application is the “Klout Klock” device and before getting into the details of building it, you can see it how it works in this video…
The clock is built using a Netduino Plus and an AdaFruit ST7735 TFT screen. I have described how to connect them together in a previous post here. In that post, I had indicated that managing such a TFT screen from a Netduino was sub-optimal due to the memory requirements involved. That statement is even more true with a Netduino Plus which has roughly 28KB of RAM available for an application. This means that allocating a 40KB buffer to manage the TFT display as I was doing it previously is out of the question.
Build a ‘Klout Klock’, track your influence and time - [Link]