Shameless plug

Jan 25, 2008 at 9:45 PM
You can get priority and move your question to the top of the que if you "donate" to the project ... hint..hint.
Feb 25, 2008 at 6:32 AM
I tossed a few dead presidents your way the other day. I think I'm ready to buy my hardware from Gumstix, but I wanted to ask a few questions first...

1) Where do I get Platform Builder?
2) I'm planning on ordering the LCD pack, do I need to buy anything else to get this up and running?

Thanks in advance,
-Brien

PS: I'll toss a few more bones your way after you respond to this post.
Feb 25, 2008 at 1:29 PM
You can download a 180 day free trial version of Platform Builder 6.0 at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/aa714348.aspx.
You can do a lot of application development without the need of Platform Builder using the prebuilt image, at least to start. You probably want to purchase a copy
of P.B. some time down the road which you can get from 3rd parties like BSquare, ADS, Intrinsic and the like. Last time I checked it was just under a kilobuck.

Yes, the LCD pack has all the right components. Special Computing is also selling prefab kits with all the software loaded.

DV