I'm starting developing .NET MicroFramework with Netduino. My softwares are not rebotic oriented, they are mostly related to reproducing video and related stuff. (I know that in order to reproduce video I'll need more powerful processors then Netduino but I'm using it to study now).
But one thing that keeps in my mind is: If I'm able to develop great software that aggregates value to the hardware and I manage to create a product, how can I make it commercially viable? I cant ship Netduino microcontrollers within my products due to possible licence issues and most of all: Price.
I'd need to order a company to produce and assembly boards for me, and I would then insert my software and distribute it. I guess the perfect place for this company to be in the world is China.
The problem is: How feasible is this? If I design a board, there wil be a company able to build for me for an affordable price? How much cheaper will it be than a third party Netduino board?
Thank you so much for any insight