Netduino Go

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ONLY Netduino Go shown in the picture is shipped.

You asked for a Netduino with more speed, more flash, and more RAM.

You asked for a Netduino with more GPIOs, more serial ports, more analog inputs, and more PWMs.

Some of you aren't yet comfortable picking up a soldering iron, or you don't want to spend your time calculating resistor band colors. You want a plug-and-play Netduino.

Netduino Go delivers all that and more. It's a Netduino with more speed, flash, and RAM. And a Netduino with support for more GPIOs, serial ports, analog inputs, and PWMs. It's a plug-and-play Netduino.

Best of all, these are all the same board.

Netduino Go has four times the speed (168MHz), six times the code space (384KB), and twice the available RAM (100KB+) of Netduino Plus.

And with Netduino Go, all the peripherals are virtualized. So you simply pick what you need and plug it in. Each module has a small microchip which works together with the mainboard.

Want to use a relay? Just plug it in. Need six RGB LEDs? No problem. How about a touchscreen? One cable, plug and play.

It's like freedom, in the form of electrons.

All Netduino Go hardware is production hardware. The Netduino Go runs a production version of .NET MF 4.2 QFE1 (RTM).

The first six modules are available today (button, rgb led, potentiometer, shield base, nwazet relay, and nwazet touchscreen). Next up are Piezo Buzzer, Ethernet, and SD Card modules--coming soon. Several dozen modules will ship this year... and we welcome you to build your own as well.

Last but not least... Microsoft Research created a nifty technology for researchers to prototype electronic devices. We appreciate that they open sourced their platform, called .NET Gadgeteer. So SecretLabs created a compatibility mode for Netduino Go which lets you use most S-U-X Gadgeteer modules with Netduino Go. Bluetooth and XBee modules, Temperature+Humidity sensors, GPS modules and more are all available today.

Technical Specifications

  • product size: 68.6mm x 53.3mm (2.7" x 2.1")
  • distance between holes: 60mm x 45mm

In The Bag

  • netduino go
  • two go!cables: one 5cm, one 10cm
  • four sticky feet
  • 3 ft micro usb cable (limited time)

System Requirements

  • Windows

    • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (32 or 64 bit)
    • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
    • 1 GB RAM
    • Up to 3 GB of available hard drive space for Visual Studio Express 2010
  • Mac OS and Linux

    • Parallels: Serial deployment and partial USB support; Requires copy of Windows in virtual machine
    • VMWare Fusion or Oracle VirtualBox: Serial deployment and partial USB support; Requires copy of Windows in virtual machine
    • Experimental Mono (native) support: Future native Mac OS and Linux support provided by an experimental open source project


  • operating temperature: 0 - 70 °C (32 - 158 °F)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Pb-free (lead-free)

Processor And Memory

  • STMicro 32-bit microcontroller
  • Speed: 168MHz, Cortex-M4
  • Code Storage: 384 KB
  • RAM: 100+ KB

Microcontroller Documentation

Buttons And Leds

  • power led: white
  • socket leds: 8 blue
  • button activates bootloader (hold on boot) and can be used as GPIO input

Design Files And Source Code

design files (open source)

source code (open source)

  • .NET Micro Framework v4.2 source
  • netduino firmware and SDK v4.2.0 source: SecretLabs will make this available in the next few days. The latest .NET MF 4.2 and the libraries that we provide are sufficient to start coding with Go today.

Input And Output

  • all 8 sockets: go!bus modules
  • up to 2 sockets: Gadgeteer S-U-X


  • input: USB powered
  • output: 5 VDC and 3.3 VDC switched
  • max current: 25 mA per pin
  • microcontroller max current: 125 mA total (est.)
  • digital i/o are 3.3 V--but 5 V tolerant