Since I joined the TinyCLR community it’s been a bit of a tradition for me to say a thank you ever year around Thanksgiving/Christmas. But I already know I’m going to be beyond swamped for the next two months, so I thought I’d say thanks now and take a look back at what I was able to accomplish this year thanks to GHI and the TinyCLR community.
This year I added 5 new devices and over a dozen modules. It could easily be 2 dozen, but I honestly haven’t counted.
Thanks to GHI Insider I’ve grabbed a CP7 and eagerly await a Cobra II at discounted prices. Guess who will be renewing their membership.
Eric (RansomHall) not only sent me a wonderful GPS unit for some help writting drivers but also sent along a Cerberus mainboard that allowed me to finish up testing and documenting PicoMax.
PicoMax is a big accomplishment for this year, it’s not often Microsoft Cambridge reaches out and asks to use your tool for teaching. The only reason I made the project was to use the OLED on a Cerb40, and I released it because of the community, cheers!
Ian (IanLee) was a gigantic help getting Tinkr out. He beat the code to pieces and offered a lot of very helpful suggestions. I’d be surprised if there were less than half a dozen controls/major changes that were inspired by his feedback.
Let’s not forget Wouter and his amazing work creating a 3D engine! This thing is amazing and I promise as soon as things settle down I will be right back to playing with it and incorporating it into something cool. I’ve got many ideas in mind, just need the time.
SBASIC is nearly complete (Skewworks BASIC interpreter) thanks to interest shown by Gus.
Justin just might be creating a nice new little intro for Skewworks videos; I know you’ll all miss may standard intro of not having one
And of course the entire community has answered questions, offered feedback and inspired projects.
It’s never easy running a small business while holding down a dayjob but you guys make it worth the effort. What does 2013 have in store? Here’s a sneak at a few of the projects I have planned/in progress:
[ul]GameSlate (of course) the very first beta of the IDE will be released a week from this Saturday!!
A brand new Skewworks.com with shopping cart, private messaging, tighter PayPal integration, better notifications, etc
Our first service: creating an easy interface to update your NETMF devices in a single click where ever they are
A self orginazing cluster network for NETMF devices with a lot of built in features. Even having 1 device and a PC might make it worth running.
There just might even be some Gadgteer Modules in the near future for Skewworks ;)[/ul]