GHI Electronics Adds Open Source Hardware Offering to Their .NET MF Lineup

GHI Electronics Adds Open Source Hardware Offering to Their .NET MF Lineup

Gus from GHI wrote in to let us know that their latest offering, the .NET Gadgeteer-compatible FEZ Hydra, is open source hardware: it includes design files, source code, including firmware that you can compile with GCC. On top of that, they are offering a $500 store coupon to the first person to get Linux running on the Hydra:

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

FEZ Hydra announcement

4 thoughts on “GHI Electronics Adds Open Source Hardware Offering to Their .NET MF Lineup

  1. Gus Issa says:

    There is also a contest to create a peizo module. The prize is free FEZ Hydra plus a $250 coupon.
    You get free DuinoProto just for participating and you can use arduino or anything else to submit an entry.


  2. USB 3G says:

    I must say I really  like it. Your imformation is usefull. Thanks for share.

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