GCB CHIPINO uses a pure hardware programmer so your not stuck with CHIPINO modules only. GCB can be used to program 100's of different blank low cost microcontrollers with that same hardware programmer, some you can buy for under $1. So that is why I'm excited to show the world the Great Cow Basic CHIPINO at MakerFaire Detroit this year. Past crowds at MakerFaire have told me a simpler but powerful development platform is what they want and I believe GCB CHIPINO delivers that.
Stop by our booth if you visit and let me know you are a blog reader. I'll be setup outside the Henry Ford Museum west wall on the grassy area. After all, you have to be on grass if you are promoting a Cow right?