Teaching with a GHI board + TinyCLR

Hi all,

I volunteer in the UK as a STEM ambassador [[url]https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors/ambassadors[/url]], and I’ve taken an interest in trying to get the kids to look at .NET vs. the normal stuff they do in Python or (Arduino) C.

What I’d be interested in looking at is:[ul]Simple “all-in-one” hardware
Display support “out of the box” (as much as possible)
Semi-straightforward debugging[/ul]Can anyone make any suggestions/recommendations here?

What I was currently thinking was something like this:[ul] G80 Development Board
Visual Studio 2017[/ul]Is this a reasonable combination? Will tick all the boxes as per the above?

Also, and just to confirm my thoughts, has TinyCLR now “superseded” (as much as possible!) NETMF 4.4?

Thanks for your help, and sorry if this is an often-repeated thread!




Paging Gus, Gus to the white telephone…

The GHI team will be happy to hear about your endeavours, I feel sure… Welcome to the forum.

@ avj_vs - Congratulations Andrew. It’s a nice project. From my perspective, G80 development board sounds fine.

I’ll keep an eye on your posts to see if I can be of any help (code, ideas, examples, etc).

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@ avj_vs - We have been working with several teachers with similar goals. What we have been using is the BrainPad. There is a new TechTalk coming out this Friday that you will find interesting as it talks about the new BrainPad. There is also an older video (below) but you should come back and watch the one coming out this Friday.

What is the best way to contact you directly? Can use the email on your profile?


@ Gus - I didn’t knew about BrainPad. It rocks!!! I have a personal project where it fits a 100%. Where/How can I buy one?

I found it. It inside the Support menu.

https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/536 and don’t forget to come back on Friday for the new brainpad video.


Hi all,

Thanks for all of your helpful and supportive replies!

I had a chat with Gus out-of-band, and he suggested that, indeed, the BrainPad sounds like a good fit – so I am now (excitedly!) waiting for it to arrive :slight_smile:

I am sure I will have some more questions when the board makes its way to me!




@ avj_vs -
Personally, I use Brainpad with my students to introduce the notions of object programming. They love it.:slight_smile:

A demo and his code. [url]https://www.ghielectronics.com/community/codeshare/entry/1098[/url]
BrainPad : Pour aborder la programmation au lycée Pierre Emile Martin - Bourges - YouTube


Here it is https://www.ghielectronics.com/community/forum/topic?id=24434&page=1#msg226287


Thanks for sharing, Gus!