Netduino 2


Netduino 2
Netduino 2

Netduino 2

The freshly updated Netduino 2 lets you interface with switches, sensors, serial devices and more using the .NET Micro Frame.


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Product #: MKND06

The tried and true Netduino has just been updated to the Netduino 2! With three times the speed, 50% more code space, and more features than the original Netduino, the Netduino 2 has the power to make your projects better than ever!

Software, meet hardware. Netduino is an open source electronics platform using the .NET Micro Framework. The board features a 32-bit microcontroller and a rich development environment, making it a perfect solution for engineers and hobbyists alike.

Getting Started Guide Here

Input. Output:
Netduino combines 22 GPIOs with SPI, I2C, 4 UARTs (1 RTS/CTS), 6 PWM and 6 ADC channels.

Code. Debug. Repeat:
.NET Micro Framework combines the ease of high-level coding and the raw features of microcontrollers. Enjoy event-based programming, multi-threading, line-by-line debugging, breakpoints and more.

Very expandable.
: 3rd-party accessories offer pre-built functionality like GPS location, servo control and battery power.

Netduino is also pin-compatible with Arduino shields. 3rd-party drivers are required for some Arduino shields.

Design files included
: Netduino is an open source electronics platform. All design files and source code are included.
Learn from the designs. Remix. Enjoy the freedom of open source.
Processor and Memory
  • STMicro 32-bit microcontroller
  • Speed: 120MHz, Cortex-M3
  • Code Storage: 192KB
  • RAM: 60KB
Buttons and LEDs

LED Colors
  • Power LED: White
  • User LED: Blue
Button Features
  • Functions as reset button (default)
  • Can be used as GPIO input
Input and Output

  • 6 Analog Inputs (+ Digital I/O)
  • 14 Digital I/O
  • VIN, 5V, 3V3, and GND
  • Micro USB Receptacle
  • Barrel Power Receptacle
Digital I/O Features
  • All 22 digital and analog pins: GPIO
  • Digital pins 0-1: UART 1 RX, TX
  • Digital pins 2-3: UART 2 RX, TX/PWM
  • Digital pins 5-6: PWM, PWM
  • Digital pins 7-8: UART 3 RX, TX (also works as UART, 2 RTS, CTS)
  • Digital pins 9-10: PWM, PWM
  • Digital pins 11-13: PWM/MOSI, MISO, SPCK
  • Digital pin SD/SC: SDA/SCL (also works as UART 4 RX, TX)
100% Open Source Licensing
  • Hardware: Creative Commons-Attribution
  • Documentation: Creative Commons-Attribution+ShareAlike
  • Firmware: Apache 2.0 License
Packaging ("in the bag")
  • Netduino
  • Four Sticky Feet
  • Input: 7.5 - 9.0 VDC or USB powered
  • Output: 5 VDC and 3.3 VDC regulated
  • Analog Reference: optional, 2.6 -3.3 VDC
  • Max current: 25 mA per pin (microcontroller max current: est. 125 mA total)
  • Digital I/O are 3.3 V -- but 5 V tolerant
Programming Environment
  • Microsoft Visual C# Express 2010 (free) or
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Mono support for Mac/Linux is experimental and not yet complete.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB RAM

  • Up to 3 GB of available hard drive space for Visual Studio Express 2010

  • Parallels - Both USB and Serial deployment supported. Requires a copy of Windows in virtual machine.
  • VMWare Fusion or Oracle VirtualBox - Serial deployment supported. Requires a copy of Windows in a virtual machine.
  • Experimental Mono (native) support - Future native Mac OS and Linux support provided by an experimental open source project.
Product Size
  • 2.8" W x 2.1" H x 0.5" D
  • Operating temperature: 0 - 70 degrees C (32 - 158 degrees F)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Pb-free (lead-free)

Even more technical information, including the schematics, can be found here.

  • Getting Started Guide Here
  • Brian Jepson's post on makezine.com will get you started fast!
  • Netduino Getting Started (HD) by Secret Labs
  • Netduino Unboxing Video (HD) by Harford Hackerspace
  • Netduino Colorimeter Demo Video (HD) by Harford Hackerspace