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Watch in the shape of a monkey


#1

Guys!

take a look at this…

Could not be funny to have a programmable .NET watch in the shape of a monkey? :smiley:

Bye!

Stefano.


#2

We don’t have a .NET watch. But a .NET MF device( FEZ Domino) could communicate with this EZ430 CHRONOS :wink:
http://code.tinyclr.com/project/210/ez430-chronos/


#3

James Bond style FEZ control. Very nice!


#4

FYI - Notice the Microsoft.Spot namespaces all over the place? NETMF was born for the Microsoft SPOT watch back in 2004 :smiley:


#5

I had a couple of those watches, in fact I just threw one out last week as I was cleaning out my office a bit. I got them because they were a something new way back when that I wanted to evaluate and while they had some virtues, smart phones pretty much carved their demise in stone.


#6

@ Duke - you just broke my heart. I’d like to have one to place in a frame :slight_smile:


#7

I have two of these still.

I’d like to hold onto one for the memory, but I’d be happy to ship you the other one. Just PM me with a USPS-deliverable mailing address and it’s yours.

Chris


#8

@ Chris - You’re awesome!

Welcome to the community!

I don’t see an email for you on your profile. How do I PM you?


#9

Thanks :slight_smile:

I just sent you my e-mail address via your blog contact form.

Chris


#10

[quote]We don’t have a .NET watch. But a .NET MF device( FEZ Domino) could communicate with this EZ430 CHRONOS Wink
http://code.tinyclr.com/project/210/ez430-chronos/[/quote]

Great!


#11

[quote]FYI - Notice the Microsoft.Spot namespaces all over the place? NETMF was born for the Microsoft SPOT watch back in 2004 Cheesy

This is very smart! The display is more beautiful than that of the TI!!!


#12

Do you know if there are other similar products compliant with .net micro?


#13

Not that I’ve been able to locate. I thought I’d read several years ago that some GPS devices were using NETMF (Magellan maybe?) but I’ve been unable to find where I saw that and I suspect that if it was the case that it may not be any longer or Microsoft would have it plastered all over netmf.com.


#14

As I understand it, several million devices in-field use .NET Micro Framework.

There are also many products (notably GPS receivers and clocks) which used MSN Direct. Some of these may have used .NET Micro Framework, but some of them may have used only the subcarrier FM half of SPOT. Not sure.

Here’s a list of recent articles on MSN Direct from Engadget, to give you an idea of brand partners.

The MSN Direct FM data service wound down earlier this year (cellular data connectivity became pervasive and inexpensive). .NET Micro Framework continues to pop up inside commercial products. We’ll never know most of these devices even use NETMF, which is very cool.

Chris


#15

It would be a lot cooler if they would make it known. It would also make it easier to get people to give it a try.

Chris, that’s a smart way of finding the potential devices. I hadn’t considered that search.