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James Carter
#1 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:27:06 AM(UTC)
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My name is James, I'm a developer of breakout boards and other interesting components in the UK. We are on track with our new .NET Gadgeteer board (Argon R1) which should be released this summer.


Just saying hello, if anyone is involved in Gadgeteer in the UK please send me a private message!

ransomhall
#2 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:36:09 AM(UTC)
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James - 


Welcome!  Any chance you could point us to an Argon teaser page? We would love to see what you're up to.


Eric

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James Carter
#3 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:46:57 PM(UTC)
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Hi Ransom,


  I'm still finalising the design (moving to BGA package for SDRAM) however this is the board basically finished....


  Specs are-



  • LPC1788 Cortex-M3 Processor (120Mhz)

  • 32MB SDRAM (32bit bus)

  • 128MB NAND Flash (8bit bus)


  It has 14 sockets around the outside, aswell as an SWD or Mini-JTAG connector (this will not be populated by default, but can be added by users really easily) which will allow users to debug any native code they may write for the Micro Framework.


Regards,
James


(Love Electronics Ltd)


 


Architect
#4 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:58:05 PM(UTC)
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That is a nice looking board!
Gus Issa
#5 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:14:24 PM(UTC)
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This is great. We look forward to seeing your new mainboard and models. Let us know if we (GHI Electronics) can help in any way.

The community needs modules too so work on those as well :)
Here are some ideas for you http://wiki.tinyclr.com/...?title=Gadgeteer_Modules
ransomhall
#7 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:19:14 PM(UTC)
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James -


Is this board going to be open source?


Thanks,


Eric

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James Carter
#8 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:34:13 PM(UTC)
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Hi Gus,


  Thanks for the offer of support! I really appreciate it, there is a huge amount of work in creating a mainboard, especially porting the .NET Microframework to a new processor, as there is not much support yet for Cortex-M3.


  You could be of great help if you could help source the Gadgeteer sockets at reasonable prices. I see you have alternative sockets on your Hydra board, its unfair for customers to pay so much for these Samtec sockets when they are a simple 10pin connector!


   I've got a few ideas for modules already (as well as the standard power, ethernet, butttons etc). You have lots of customers on your forums bursting with ideas also that I would love to collaborate on.


Eric,


   The board will be open source, released (I expect) under Creative Commons. The source for the .NET Microframework for the LPC1788 will be open source to an extent; You will definately be able to download it and compile it yourself to add any Native support you need. I do hope to license it to other manufacturers wanting to use the NXP Cortex-M3 range of products, as there is a lot of work in creating a port. It is currently compiled under GCC as I do not have a license for the more mainstream tools from ARM as of yet (perhaps when I sell a few thousand Argons!).


 


Thanks for the feedback Architect!

Kerry H
#9 Posted : Friday, February 17, 2012 8:35:58 PM(UTC)
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The Argon board looks awesome.  James, let us know if you're ever in the Cambridge area - the Gadgeteer researchers are based there and are always happy to talk shop.

-- K

Kerry Hammil
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James Carter
#10 Posted : Sunday, February 19, 2012 9:29:57 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Kerry - I'll be sure to contact the Cambridge guys when my board is ready for release to see if they have any input.

Shrey
#6 Posted : Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:37:02 AM(UTC)
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Hi,

We are India based company, in the domain of hardware design and development. we have created new hardware based out on LPC1788. we are successful in porting uClinux to this hardware. also we are trying to port netmf to same hardware to benchmark uClinux with netmf

We have followed the technique to clone STM32stamp solution and modify, but failed to build. Any inputs/suggestions from you

appreciate your support




ColinM
#11 Posted : Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:28:37 PM(UTC)
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For NETMF porting questions, may I suggest you use the Support discussion on the netmf.com site.
Thanks
David81
#12 Posted : Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:19:27 AM(UTC)
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Hello James,


 


My name is David and am just starting out in .net gadeteer.


My background is Computer Systems Engineering, done loads of development/R&D in the past however taken a different path and work in product marketing.


Still, I have the burning development "tinkering" inside me and recently thought of a interesting personal project needing robotics.  


So now I've stumbled across Gadgeteer it suits exactly what I need.


Looking forward to checking out your products!


Cheers,


David

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