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The Netduino is an open source electronics platform that is programmed 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 with the Internet of Things is the perfect compliment to the NetDuino Plus. It will get you on your way to creating a more tangible internet by allowing microcontrollers to interface with the real world!
The NetDuino plus has 14 digital input/output pins, 6 analog inputs, Ethernet and TCP/IP connectivity. You can use this to learn .NET while controlling your devices.