GHI Electronics is proudly contributing to the open-source-hardware community and .NET Gadgeteer community. We have released the complete sources for numerous Gadgeteer modules and for FEZ Hydra, which is the first 100% open-source .NET Gadgeteer mainboard. Armed with a 240Mhz ARM9 processor, FEZ Hydra is a powerful solution that’s even capable of running 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.
At only $79.95 for the mainboard and $99.95 for the starter kit, FEZ Hydra is a compelling solution at an affordable price.
A $500 coupon for running Linux on FEZ Hydra: http://tinyclr.com/forum/21/4930
A $250 coupon + free FEZ Hydra contest: http://tinyclr.com/forum/21/4680/
FEZ Hydra product page: http://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/328
For more information about .NET Gadgeteer visit: http://www.netmf.com/gadgeteer/
Design sources and porting info: http://wiki.tinyclr.com/index.php?title=FEZ_Hydra_Developer