Phidgets – jumping in at the deep end.

Yesterday I decided to get Phidgets working with my ICOP eBox II reference board - Since I have a working Windows CE 6 Beta BSP for the ICOP board I decided to jump in at the deep end and try to get the driver and an application working (why not, eh?).

Yesterday didn't quite go as planned, a few unexpected meetings cropped up, the good news is that I now have the Phidgets driver loading with Windows CE 6 - next step is to write some application code to see if I can get the phidgets two line display to show something...

Keep watching this space for an update...

- Mike

Comments (3)

  1. Henrik Bach says:

    What does a tinkerer do to get a ICOP reference board or any other board for playing around with Windows CE? I’ve mailed the British reseller of Icoptech products and the answer basically was "we normally sell in quantities of 100, so get lost".

  2. dan.henne says:

    To bad about the UK reseller, the guys in the States were pretty reasonable selling one unit. We faxed them our credit card info and instructions on how to ship to us (in Canada) and we got the box in 2 days. Just don’t let them use US postal service to ship to UK, no tracking info.

  3. Jon Payne says:

    I’d like to have a tinker with real hardware that can run CE as well but I am a bit concerned that all the versions of CE that Microsoft make easily available are time limited.

    I’m interested in understanding more about Windows CE but I don’t want to spend too much time learning about it if I will be locked out after 120 days.

    Is there an easy (and not too expensive) way of getting a legal copy of CE & tools for a single device?

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