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#1 Mike L

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

I am working out the details of doing a Netduino Plus lab/workshop with a local college where I live.  This workshop will require the attendees to load their laptop with Visual Studio, .Net Micro Framework and the Netduino + SDK.  They will be writing code and deploying it to the Netduino Plus.  I am assuming a number of the attendees will show up with Macbooks either with Windows loaded or some form of virtualized Windows OS.  I don't have any experience in using a MacBook and the Netduino + so I was wondering if anyone here has done so.  And if you have were there any snags you ran into?




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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

I've had pretty good success with running WIndows inside VirtualBox. After you've connected the board you need to go into VirtualBox settings, USB and add a filter for the Netduino device. This should cause the Netduino to automatically (re)connect to the VM instance when it is plugged in / rebooted.


Sometimes a deployment will fail or time out. Usually I can just right-click on the VirtualBox USB indicator in the status bar and click the Netduino device to disconnect it and do that again to reconnect it before trying to deploy again.


It's not as smooth as just using a native Windows environment but it's not bad either.

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