The first steps couldn’t have been easier. After installing Visual Studio and the other SDK bits, I followed the instructions from the Getting Started guide and within minutes had a system that at the press of a button took a picture and displayed it on the LC display.
Because I wanted to have a picture to go with this post I connected the SD card adapter. Merely by looking through what IntelliSense displayed for it I was able to mount the file system and create a file on the card. After a quick search on their excellent online documentation I had everything I needed to write the code to take a picture and save it as a bitmap file on the SD card. You can see the result on the right (after a conversion to JPEG so it can be displayed on the web). It was that easy.
Tomorrow, I want to try out the other parts that came with the starter kit. As you can see from the picture above, there are a lot of them. I don’t yet have a concrete project in mind, but given the tons of tutorials, GHI Electronics has, I will probably have no problem finding an inspiration.