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Jay B. Harlow
08-29-2011, 10:26 PM
Two of my passions happen to have their user groups on the same night. The local .NET User Group and the Parallax user group...

Unfortunately the local .NET User group wins out. This week I was really lucky. The president of the user group gave a second talk on the .NET Micro Framework. Attendence was light, so almost every one won something (t-shirt, cup, FEZ Panda, software).

I was one of the lucky ones who won a FEZ Panda! http://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/135

This weekend I've spent exploring it, I definately like being able to code in Visual Studio and having the C# refactoring tools available to me.

Of course one of my biggest questions is, has been. Can I deploy the .NET Micro Framework on a Propeller...

I realize that the Propeller I is possibly too constrained, however the Propeller II, now that may be a horse of a different color... Of course it may need to be a special board that has enough support hardware (read flash).

Just rambling..

Jay

erco
08-29-2011, 11:05 PM
I was one of the lucky ones who won a PEZ Panda! http://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/135

Jay

You won a PEZ Panda? Way cool, but what does that have to do with Visual Studio? :)

wjsteele
08-30-2011, 01:02 AM
Can I deploy the .NET Micro Framework on a Propeller... I realize that the Propeller I is possibly too constrained, however the Propeller II, now that may be a horse of a different color... Of course it may need to be a special board that has enough support hardware (read flash).

Jay, I was thinking about the same thing on my drive home. The Prop II has enough resources to easily run the .NET Micro Framework, as it only needs a fraction of the memory the Prop II has. The .NET Micro Framework code is all open sourced, so we should be able to very quickly put a team together to port it over to the Prop II and I'd love to help anyone out that is interested in it.

Bill

Jay B. Harlow
08-30-2011, 01:38 AM
You won a PEZ Panda? Way cool, but what does that have to do with Visual Studio? :)

Doh! that should be FEZ Panda with an F, I've corrected the original post. Although my son might get a kick out of a PEZ Panda. (the dangers of trying to finish a message when you're being called to supper).


I have a start on a driver for the uOLED-128-G1. I plan on working on a Trackball module driver next:

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Accessories/Displays/tabid/159/CategoryID/34/List/0/SortField/0/Level/a/ProductID/452/Default.aspx

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Accessories/HumanInterfaceDevices/tabid/822/CategoryID/90/List/0/SortField/0/catpageindex/2/Level/a/ProductID/667/Default.aspx

My thought was a simple quirky game of some sort, or possibly bouncing geometric shapes; of course I may then need to back port the sample to SPIN & the propeller ;-)


I will probably do drivers for all the Parallax accessories I have. Too bad I don't have samples of the Radio Shack stock... ...yet...

Jay