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Netduino with Adafruit Motor Shield

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#21 DaKarch


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:34 AM

Update on Firmware... Original firmware version 4.1.2821.0 Updated firmware version v4.2.0.0 RC4 (Basic test of ND+ onboard LED functioned correctly after firmware update) Led on adafruit motor shield does not light up.... BUT on an upside I can now plug in the shield and my PC see my ND+ More to follow (hope this helps others)

#22 DaKarch


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:16 AM

Success! After updating firmware, updating to 4.2 framework, rebuilding a few contributor's projects for the updates etc, getting out the multimeter and learning the lesson of voltage drop through the shield and the lesson of what the power blocks are registering....I can finally say that I have a standard 2 wire motor and servo working (note on servo...crash course in PWM happened there too). Thank you to those who have posted the motor shield classes!

#23 Gutworks


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

I found another great driver for this shield in another post by Arron Chapman. Check it out:

It also has support for 4 DC motors at one time, however only two can use PWM. I haven't tried a stepper motor yet, but with my new Netduino Go in possession, that will have to wait. :)

Thanks Aaron for posting. I'm not sure why I didn't see the post earlier. I don't always find that the search feature on this forum works the greatest.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:24 PM

I just purchased a Netduino 2 and so I installed:

.NET Micro Framework SDK v4.2   3

Netduino SDK v4.2.2.0 (32-bit) or
Netduino SDK v4.2.2.0 (64-bit)



I'm thinking about purchasing a Netduino 1 plus as well, and, to use this, I would need to install:

.NET Micro Framework SDK v4.1   3 Netduino SDK v4.1.0 (32-bit) or
Netduino SDK v4.1.0 (64-bit)



Is there any danger to having both the v4.2 and v4.1 SDKs installed.  For example, would these two SDKs collide around some of their basic functionality?

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 07:11 PM

Are the libraries typically delivered as source code?  Or is it sometimes the case that the libraries are delivered in the form of DLLs that we integrate into C# programs?

#26 Chris Walker

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:13 AM

Hi c2rosa,

You can use the newer SDK with the older boards. You just need to change the "target framework" in project properties to the older version.


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