Considering a ND Go! for next project
Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:42 PM
I need to control two of these relays based on values sent to the Go! along a TTL serial connection.
How do I find out if they can be controlled by the Go! ?
I also can't seem to find what I need to add a USB socket to read serial data...
All help very much appreciated...
I'm also considering a nice display. That may have to wait until later, but it's worth mentioning now in case the components above affect which one I'll be using.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:08 PM
What you linked is a type Y gadgeteer module, and I believe the Go only supports SUX types. The 'equivalent' Go module is the Nwazet Relay Module, which has a single relay on it.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:55 PM
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:40 PM
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:25 PM
I want to be bit clear about this
Pretty much nothing on it has been finalized, and it's no where near production quality yet.
- Go Firmware
- GoBus protocol
- ShieldBase Firmware
Since the ShieldBase module is still in beta, half of the features don't work on it yet and it's just about useless for anything except breaking out I/O pins. So, most of the Arduino boards don't work with it.
That isn't exactly true
I'm not entirely sure why you'd *expect* there to be a module for USB communication, however any of the existing module developers (such as myself or Fabien & Bertrand) can produce one at anytime. You are also welcome to do so, encouraged even.
In addition, no USB adapter currently exists to where you can transfer data in and out of a USB port (you can't use the Micro USB connector on the board for data transfer).
Unless that project is a learning kit, I wouldn't even consider it. To be perfectly honest I wouldn't buy a board from most anyone to use in a production product. At the end of the day you can build the hardware youself (assuming moderate volume) for cheaper.
... I was planning on using it for a production project.
In my opinion, the Netduino Go, as a platform, shines in 3 tasks; First, as a learning aid. Second as a (extremely) rapid prototyping platform. Finally, for the tinkerer who doesn't want to screw with the hardware and just wants a quick project that works with minimal effort.
I think you need to bear in mind as well that the Netduino Go is only just 2 months old, and that the ecosystem is just getting started. As a 3rd party module developer I have a decent idea of some of whats coming with regards to module availability, personally I have half a dozen more modules in the works.
Oh my. So many things, so little money!!
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:39 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:47 PM
My .NETMF projects: .NETMF Toolbox / Gadgeteer Light / Some PCB designs
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:26 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:17 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:54 PM
The shield base will definately drive relays. There a several relay boards that will work fine. This is one project that I wrote using a TMP36 temperature sensor and a 4 relay board. The relays provide 2 stages of heating and 2 stages of cooling. Visual Basic Temperature Control.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:20 PM
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