I have a 8051 board (particularly 89V51RD2) board which is arduino hardware compatible.
I have developed an IDE compatible to Arduino IDE ported from Pinguino Python project.
Its still in development and not complete yet. The board is under second phase of prototyping.
I am planning to release it as an open hardware. I would like to know the following things.
How many board should i make initially to be safe and sane?
I dont have a proper IDE although i am developing it, SDCC + Text editor or some other 8051 IDE are the only options as of now.
Does it make it sensible to sell a board at this stage of sw development?
After launching the product, What if the hardware has a bug or error in it?.
How did arduino evolve given this situations, or didnt this situation arise at all!!.
I am in Germany , Where can I manufacture in case its small scale?
I know Inmojo.com where they offer such service. It would be better to know better options.
Regarding the IDE, Is it better to port the arduino( processing) or continue with pinguino?
In this question what i want to know is, what advantage do i have porting to arduino (processing) compared to
Pinguino or http://gnome.eu.org/index.php/Gnoduino
How many people do you think would be interested in buying or participating in this project?
I assume there are many 8051 lovers in this forum
A lot more questions to ask .....