Getting Started

Getting up and running with Netduino.Foundation

Hello, World!

  1. Configure your Netduino development environment.
  2. Install the latest Nuget package manager for VS 2015 (a bug in the default package manager will prevent Netduino.Foundation nuget installs).
  3. Create a new .NET MicroFramework console application.
  4. Install-Package Netduino.Foundation (Detailed Nuget instructions: Mac, Windows).
  5. Plug the longer leg (cathode) of a green LED into pin 11 and the other leg into GND:
  6. Add the following code to the program.cs file in your application, then deploy and run:
using N = SecretLabs.NETMF.Hardware.Netduino;
using System.Threading;

namespace Netduino.Foundation.Core.Samples
    public class HelloWorldProgram
        public static void Main()
            // create a new LED on pin 11
            var pwmLed = new LEDs.PwmLed(N.PWMChannels.PWM_PIN_D11, 

            // pulse the LED

            // keep the app running

That’s it, and you’re up and running using Netduino.Foundation!

Next up, check out how to work with sensors; which comprise a huge portion of the Netduino.Foundation peripheral library.

Next - Working with Sensors