I figured I would try my hands on a duino project for some time now. Being a long time MS Developer, the choice fell on the the .Net gadgeteer simply because it looks like the easiest entry gadget duino clone for a .Net developer.
So I ordered around $160 worth of stuff (Hydra basic kit + a few sensors and a getting started book) .
As mentioned, I am a developer, VS2010 was left behind the moment VS2012 came into existence. Installing the MF was plain forward, as was installing the latest stuff from gadgeteer. The Hydra is found immediately when I plug it in to my computer, but the process of updating the firmware on it required me to short circuit two pins. Not a great experience for first time, but ok, stuff happens.
Now I am stuck in limbo. I do not know what to do - In VS2012, I have only 3 gadgeteer templates, none of which will give me an application. I tried creating a MF application and find gadgeteer libraries to reference, but I’m not sure which ones are required.
Is there an updated tutorial to Gadgeteer for those of us who do not have VS2010? I only need help up to the point where I can get the software to run on the device (and possibly debug it)