Switching from Arduino to Netduino
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:46 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:31 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:36 AM
So a bunch of people are telling me that the netduino is way better than the arduino, and I've looked at the Netduino plus and it looks really great. My only issue is that I don't know how to program in the .net or whatever it codes in. I consider myself a fairly good arduino programmer and I want to know how difficult it would be to switch over. So, how is it?
I don't agree with the "bunch of people".
Netduino and Arduino are simply different things: any kind of comparison have no or limited sense. What's better: a pizza-pie or a juice? Both belong to the "food" things, but they are quite incomparable.
Netduino is nice because the C# and the .Net (micro) framework, which are very easy to use. Really can't think to a faster way to develop a simple app. But it's much like going to the shop using a truck+trailer: it's much slower than the Arduino because it has tons of operations more than the "raw" C/C++. That "tons of ops" aren't useless: if you're going to do the same thing using an Arduino, your code will get larger and slower as well.
I really suggest to take you time, and watching at this video. It's an effective way to understanding better what's the MF-world, and decide whether purchasing a Net-enabled board or not.
Hope it helps.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:08 PM
So a bunch of people are telling me that the netduino is way better than the arduino,
It's generously specced. The selling point for me was the simplicity of getting a good prototype up and running on Ethernet & SD card storage. Plug in a USB cable, write object oriented code in my favorite IDE, and hit deploy. Can't beat that.
The Netduino certainly has applications. A little overkill for flashing LEDs on and off. On the other hand it makes a really good brain for a car computer install with lots of inputs/outputs/displays and busses
Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:51 PM
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