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Netduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on the .NET Micro Framework. It uses a 32-bit ARM-microcontroller. The Netduino boards (except the Mini and Go) are designed to be pin-compatible with most Arduino shields.[1]


Netduino was invented by Chris Walker, founder of Secret Labs.[2]


The original Netduino is based on an Atmel AT91SAM7X processor running at 48 MHz.[citation needed]

Netduino Plus[edit]

The Netduino Plus adds an onboard Ethernet port and a microSD card reader.[1]

Netduino Mini[edit]

The Netduino mini is a smaller breadboard mountable Netduino in a DIP package.[1]

Netduino 2[edit]

The Netduino 2 is based on a STMicro STM32F2 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics. It has a clock frequency of 120 MHz, 192 kB of code space, 60 kB of RAM and 22 GPIO-pins. It also has hardware support for 6 PWM-channels, 4 UART-channels, I²C and SPI.[3]

Netduino Plus 2[edit]

The Netduino Plus 2 is similar to the Netduino 2, with a faster 168 MHz STM32F4 microcontroller and an Ethernet port and microSD slot added.[3]

Netduino Go[edit]

With Netduino Go, all the peripherals are virtualized,[clarification needed] with 8 gobus ports replacing the Arduino headers. Additional modules can be added through these ports, and each module has a small microchip which works together with the mainboard.[citation needed]

AGENT: The World's Smartest Watch[edit]

AGENT: The World's Smartest Watch[4] is a Netduino smartwatch project started on Kickstarter by Secret Labs and House of Horology.[5] The campaign was funded on June 20, 2013 to the tune of US$1,012,742 from an original goal of $100,000. The watch still have not been delivered to the backers despite an original estimated delivery date of December 2013. The backers of this Kickstarter campaign are now seeking legal action against Secret Labs, pointing out several statements that they claim to be misleading and Kickstarter rules violations, such as the prototypes being misrepresented with functionalities that they did not have and accusations of project mismanagement and poor communication.[4]

For a short time, House of Horology, co-creator of the project, was making updates on its own HoH Facebook page and a separate Agent page as well as commenting on Kickstarter as Mindy Westfried.[6] Secret Labs put a stop to these updates by threatening HoH with a lawsuit for trademark infringement.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Walker, Chris (2012). Getting Started with Netduino. pp. 1–6, 26. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Netduino Hardware". Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "AGENT: The World's Smartest Watch". 
  5. ^ "Netduino Forums - Agent". 
  6. ^ "Mindy Westfried". 
  7. ^ "HoH's Trademark Infringement". 

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