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#1 Stefan

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

Since the Netduino Go! system is fully open (open source software and open source hardware!) I found it funny to hack into it. Since I was involved in desiging the system, it wasn't difficult for me to make a few hacks.

Most of the hacks I've worked out on a single breadboard. This includes:
- Powering a Netduino Go Main board with a 7.5-12V PSU
- Uploading and downloading firmware from Netduino Go! Modules by exposing UART, ICSP and SWIM programming pins
- Running the Netduino Go Shield Base Module as stand-alone Netduino (ohh it feels like a big upgrade!)
- Develop your own modules for the Netduino Go Platform

I made this setup as cheap as possible. It lacks proper capacitors for the voltage regulators which -could- cause some accuracy issues when using analog signals, although most Netduino Go! Modules (including the shieldbase) already have their own caps to solve that.

Here's a picture with the Netduino Go! Hacker Board on a breadboard, including an FT232R Breakout and STM8 SWIM debugger:
Attached File  Go Hacker breadboarded.JPG   157.17KB   558 downloads

To the 10 pin socket to the breadboard, I used a 10-Pin Male Header to DIP-10 Adapter. You could also use the Sytech Designs Expansion and Debug Module.

I also worked this out in Fritzing, which can be used freely according to the CC BY-SA 3.0 license:
Attached File  Go Hacker.fzz.zip   44.72KB   40 downloads

This design is PCB ready, and the first version already has been fabricated:
Attached File  Netduino Go! Hacker small.JPG   74.95KB   212 downloads

Hopefully this could help the Netduino community, and if not, at least it was fun making this :D
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#2 mcinnes01

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

Cool! Cant wait for my Go to arrive!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:59 AM

Cool, I have ordered those proto-advantage thingys, now i also want the sytech debug module.. seems there are many that creates modules and things that can be used togheter with gadgeteer and netduino, does anyone compile an list over where various stuff can be ordered from ?

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#4 mtylerjr

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

Are there any sources for the Sytech Designs Expansion and Debug Module in the US? GD018 - Gadgeteer Expansion (1) £4.99 Subtotal £4.99 Shipping £35.00 Tax £7.00 ________________________________________ Total £46.99 (€57.45, US$75.46 Approx) That makes me sad! edit: Okay,I found the less expensive shipping option. :)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Are there any sources for the Sytech Designs Expansion and Debug Module in the US?

GD018 - Gadgeteer Expansion (1) £4.99
Subtotal £4.99
Shipping £35.00
Tax £7.00
________________________________________
Total £46.99
(€57.45, US$75.46 Approx)

That makes me sad!

edit: Okay,I found the less expensive shipping option. :)

You should buy those from GHI(http://www.ghielectr...log/product/273).

#6 mtylerjr

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

You should buy those from GHI(http://www.ghielectr...log/product/273).


Thank you!

My wife and son are spending all day Saturday at a birthday party... I think I'll actually have some time to play with these toys for a change!

#7 Jack Chidley

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

looks interesting. where can I get it?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

looks interesting. where can I get it?

Currently it's not available yet. I've got a couple of Netduino Go! designs made for myself already and I'm looking into a way of selling them. The only problem is I can't put much money into it since it's just a hobby for me ;)

The design is available as a download though, so for now you can just upload it to http://fab.fritzing.org/ if you want your PCB.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

I've got a couple of Netduino Go! designs made for myself already and I'm looking into a way of selling them. The only problem is I can't put much money into it since it's just a hobby for me ;)

To work on a solution I followed some advise from a friend, and created an account at Club Jameco.
If you want to see this project come alive, please vote at http://www.clubjamec..._brief/24/20507 :)
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#10 Arron Chapman

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:24 PM

A mysterious package arrived from the Netherlands today.

I was rather pleasantly surprised to find a Dutch Flag! Many thanks Stefan, it is now permanently attached to my whiteboard.

Oh, there was also a Go!Hacker, but who is interested in that, it's all about the flag! Posted Image

Thanks Stefan! Posted Image

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