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From the Secret Labs (makers of the family of Netduino board), a very interesting project funded through Kickstarter: AGENT smart watch, a watch "intelligent" completely based on. NET Micro Framework!
The initial goal of $ 100,000 has been largely superseded even share reaching $ 1 million! Ten times higher than the target set! But what this product promises, whose distribution will begin at the end of 2013 for all those who have participated in the financing (the "backers")?
As anticipated, the AGENT is completely based on. NET Micro Framework (version 4.3) with all those who are the advantages for developers in managed code (eg C #), but mainly related to the development environment that is obviously Visual Studio 2012 !
Hardware : double processor, LCD and sensors
Since applications developed for the smart watch may require more power, the AGENT has a Cortex-M4 to 120 Mhz to which, however, was accompanied by a second processor (an AVR, much reduced) in such a way that the primar ...
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Since I loaded my small MQTT client. Net Framework (Desktop, Compact and Micro) on CodePlex, I have never posted a simple example of the use of time for questions.
In this post, we shall see how it is possible to realize a "simple" alarm system consists of two boards Netduino Plus both connected in the network, through the first board we are able to detect a movement through the use of a PIR (Passive InfraRed) sensor while the second is capable of receiving the notification of the detection (in this case does is to write it on the console Debug). Obviously, the second board may be trivially replaced by a smartphone through which we could be alerted in real time of the intrusion.
Regarding the broker, it is the simple RSMB (Really Small Message Broker) of IBM which can be used in a totally free for non-commercial purposes and downloaded here. You do not need to install it but, in the case of Windows, is a simple executable to be launched in order to have a broker and MQTT listening on the default port (1883) ...
After hearing about it for months, finally Windows Embedded Compact 2013 has arrived!
The successor to Windows Embedded Compact 7 promises a number of improvements that I report below:
General improvements related to the core;
Improved performance of the file system (which in my opinion was one of the weaknesses of previous versions);
Otimization of the boot which has a duration of a few seconds, possibly with a UI and a number of drivers that are already active;
Built-in support for Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth;
Obviously, the operating system supports x86 and ARM architectures and the development environment is fully integrated with Visual Studio 2012, and is guaranteed to coexist side-by-side as an environment previously installed Visual Studio 2008 (WCE7) or Visual Studio 2005 (WCE6).
In order to begin to enjoy the new features, you can download it at the following link and can be very useful to follow the two webinars by Douglas Boling on 18 and 25 June:
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