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#4462 via USB? yu know like on the good ol Arduino.

Posted by Yves on 04 November 2010 - 04:15 PM in Netduino 2 (and Netduino 1)

JammerX19, Snympi:

Welcome to the Netduino community!

There are three new pieces of code required to get bi-directional comm up and running over USB.

USB/serial deployment selection:
Completed (part of the new v4.1.0.5 firmware)

USB HID C# library for PC and Netduino:

UsbClient update to Atmel .NET MF C++ code:
In development (Secret Labs + Atmel + Microsoft + community)

So we're most of the way there...but one piece to go. Once v4.1.0.5 ships next week, we'll be doubling down to coordinate the necessary fixes to enable a few different PC<->Netduino communication scenarios.



This is great. Thank you for keeping us posted on this.


#3997 via USB? yu know like on the good ol Arduino.

Posted by Yves on 19 October 2010 - 05:17 PM in Netduino 2 (and Netduino 1)

Hi Yves,

We've finished the code for the device and PC side, but we have two more pieces to go:
1. Tweaks to the Atmel USB code in the .NET MF to enable PC->device HID communciation
2. Code to enable multi channel communication from device to PC (speculative)

I don't have a timeframe, but it will take quite a bit of work to pull everything together. We're working on it, but it's second priority behind the v4.1.1 updates... I know that it will be a cool feature though...


Hi Chris,

Thank you for your responsiveness and for keeping the community updated. I will keep watching this post for more information. Yes this would be a very cool and useful feature indeed!


#3678 via USB? yu know like on the good ol Arduino.

Posted by Yves on 09 October 2010 - 12:37 AM in Netduino 2 (and Netduino 1)

Hi Chris,

Do you have some kind of timeframe for the availability of the communication over USB? Just an estimate, nothing carved in stone of course ;)

By the way I am new to netduino and I am really excited about this platform.

Thank you,


Hi sweddle,

We're working on some USB communication options, but for now you'll want to use one of the 2 UARTs and a USB-to-UART cable (or use your Arduino as a USB-to-UART converter as you mentioned).

By default, the .NET Micro Framework uses the USB communication channel for deployment/debugging instead...


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