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Anything similar to VirtualWire?


#1

Hi all,

I am completely new to the world of Arduino, Netduino and the FEZ products. I’m a C# guy so obviously the Netduino and FEZ products are the most tempting for me.

During my research I have found the VirtualWire library for Arduino which simplifies communication over RF. Does anything similar exist for .NET MF (and in particular for use with FEZ Panda II)?

I need to make an RF receiver (433.92MHz AM) using this module http://www.rfsolutions.co.uk/acatalog/AM_Superhetrodyne_Receiver_Modules.html
Does it seem reasonable to use .NET MF and FEZ Panda II for this, or would you rather use a plain-old Arduino?

Best Regards
Kenneth
Denmark


#2

RF is modules are usually just a wireless serial connection. Serial ports are very easy on NETMF/FEZ so porting the library should be easy.

Plus you have some amazing community right here to help you do it.


#3

Thanks for your quick reply Gus.

It sounds great that it shouldn’t be too bad to opt for the .NET MF solution.


#4

Serial comms is very easy with NETMF.

Just watch out for the protocol the radio transmitter will send out. If it uses Manchester encoding and maybe a proprietary protocol on top of that you might need some extra help.

Any reason you must use this AM module? What is the transmitter?


#5

I am going to replace an existing receiver we already have with an Arduino-inspired solution to make it more flexible. This is why I would use the same receiver, to ensure it works properly with the transmitters we already use.