GHI Electronics is proudly contributing to the open-source-hardware community and .NET Gadgeteer community. We have released the complete sources for over ten modules and are still adding more. Also, we are introducing FEZ Hydra, the first 100% open-source .NET Gadgeteer mainboard. FEZ Hydra is a powerful 240Mhz ARM9 hardware, enough to even run Linux!
What’s special about the NETMF/Gadgeteer board is that its firmware is compiled with open-source GCC compiler. Which means the community is able to modify and contribute easily. The board is also designed in EAGLE, a low-cost professional PCB design software commonly used with open-source hardware.
An economical price is one of the main goals for FEZ Hydra. It is priced at only $79.95, with a starter kit, for only $99.
FEZ Hydra is currently only offered to community contributors. If you have experience with NETMF Porting Kit, please contact GHI Electronics http://www.ghielectronics.com/contact/. Preorders starts in December 2011. All design files and source code files will be available in December 2011 as well.