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Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« on: December 17, 2016, 08:42:23 AM »
Adaption of the the RFM69 library to NETMF / Gadgeteer boards, for those who like to work with C# in .Net Microframework, another option for a Gateway to bring Moteino sensor data to the Cloud.
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Re: Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 01:11:41 PM »
I'm curious - who still makes and supports gadgeteer boards these days?

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Re: Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 02:16:01 PM »
Yes, unfortunately the Gadgeteer platform is not further supported by Microsoft in porting it to the latest Versions of Visual Studio (the last is VS 2013). GHI Electronics, the biggest manufacturer of Gadgeteer boards, announced that they wont produce Gadgeteer Boards any longer. However GHI has announced that they will continue to produce  NETMF Boards and that they have started to  work on their own NETMF fork. For more information see this blog: https://paolopatierno.wordpress.com/tag/netmf/
I made a NETMF adaption  of your RFM69 driver for the in future available NETMF Boards as well as one for the not longer supported Gadgeteer Boards.  I still think, that NETMF Boards could have their place besides Arduino, mbed, Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone  and and. (not in large scale-production, but for series of perhaps 1 to 100)  The ease of programming in C# with VS Debugging for me is not comparable to programming with the Arduino IDE (but Im only a hobbyist).

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Re: Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 02:39:03 PM »
Yup I read about GHI electronics stopping their support. That is probably the last nail in the Gadgeteer's coffin.

However GHI has announced that they will continue to produce  NETMF Boards and that they have started to  work on their own NETMF fork.

NetMF fork?  ??? ... what happens when they decide to do something else. Or if Microsoft decides to pull the plug... just rhetorical questions.

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Re: Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 03:03:01 PM »
Indeed, important questions. But if you have a NETMF board you can deploy NETMF and your code (..I hope this will be true for the GHI clone as well). How long certain boards are availabe is an important question with every platform.

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Re: Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 03:11:18 AM »
Maybe I'm crazy, but I have a netduino collecting dust.  I wanted to use it as a gateway, but never got to it.  And now I see that Wilderness Labs just brought the platform back to life.

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Re: Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 04:25:48 AM »
Interesting news, please give some feedback if you got it working.

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Re: Adaption of RFM69 library to NETMF /Gadgeteer
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 09:59:18 AM »
LoL
Is NETMF still alive?
I'd spend my time doing something else than try to make a netduino work.