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Starter code for the extension module?
dumbledad
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:31:38 AM(UTC)
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I’m trying to find introductory material about writing code for the breakout board, i.e. the .Net Gadgeteer extender module http://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/273


There’s a blog post referenced from http://www.ghielectronic...cro-framework#gadgeteer that shows how to connect a non-Gadgeteer LED strip to a .Net Gadgeteer system http://davedurant.wordpr...dafruit-blinky-goodness/ and I've found a few code samples on tinyclr.com showing how to use the extension module to breakout to non-Gadgeteer electronics:



Are these the best starting points or are there any other tutorial type examples using the extender module?

ColinM
#2 Posted : Sunday, October 14, 2012 3:45:12 PM(UTC)
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Hi,


    I have found that I use the extender module in more and more projects and once you master it, you can start to branch out into unsupported peripherals or ones that suit your needs specifically.  With the extender, you are essentially dropping directly into NETMF so any NETMF documentation is appropriate.   One place that I can recommend as a start is the NETMF support on the GHI site.  http://www.ghielectronic...t/dotnet-micro-framework.  This page talks about a number of interfaces that you might run into when attaching something through the Extender interfaces.  The two obviously missing interfaces are I2C and SPI.   If you need to use those interfaces, look for NETMF examples which will be able to help you out. 


Good luck


Colin

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dumbledad on 10/15/2012(UTC)
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