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Netduino Plus 2

Categories: Trimble Thunderbolt Monitor
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Last week I purchased the updated Netduino Plus 2 from Secret Labs.  This version has a network port on it which I have been playing with. It’s given me the nudge I needed to continue with the Trimble Monitor. I have been testing out code to act as a web server and I am currently looking at the spec for NTP (RFC1305). Read more

Trimble Thunderbolt (RS232)

Categories: Projects, Trimble Thunderbolt Monitor
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If you are planning to connect your Trimble to a microcontroller as I am you will need to provide it appropriate levels as the RS-232 standard defines the voltage levels that correspond to logical one and logical zero levels for the data transmission and the control signal lines.  Read more


Categories: Projects, Trimble Thunderbolt Monitor
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I pulled out the PICAXE documentation, fired up the development environment and started to write some code.  It didn’t take too long before I worked out that the picaxe was just not up to the job of processing the serial traffic from the Thunderbolt.  It might just be my limited experience but I wasn’t prepared to spend any more time on it when I knew there were alternatives available.  I jumped onto the web and ordered a Netduino which is an open source electronics platform using the .NET Micro Framework.  Featuring a 32-bit microcontroller and a rich development environment it is perfect for me who is very comfortable with the C# programming environment.

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