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Toolkits ยป FEZ Panda II

The 72Mhz FEZ Panda II runs .NET Micro Framework, allowing users to program and debug FEZ Panda using Microsoft’s free Visual C# Express. Applications are loaded over USB cable (or serial) with full featured debugging capabilities, such as stepping in code or inspecting variables.

FEZ Panda II is an enhanced version of FEZ Panda (the original) with On-board microSD socket, Real Time Clock, and an easily accessible 40-pin female header that exposes the extra IOs.

Field Data
Price (sek)450
Sizesmall to medium
Backgroundopen source platform running Microsoft .NET micro framework
Ease of useeasy to advanced
Documentationprovided by the manufacturer and other developers, professional community
Purposesphysical computing, mixing hardware and software, support advanced uses
Flexibilityhigh, different boards, variations, and extensions/shields
Input vs Outputmicrocontroller package
input ~= output
Hardware vs Softwaremore software than hardware
StrengthsC# language and .NET library, powerful, pin compatible with Arduino, affordable
WeaknessesWindows only