Since it is 9S12, your code can be developed using any S12 tools (e.g. CodeWarrior, AsmIDE, GCC, ICC12, nqBASIC, etc.). For those who prefer the Arduino development environment, a community project is currently underway to port it to 9S12. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact us.
If you don't want to layout a PCB, you can always opt to build your application by hand using point-to-point wiring with one of our many Prototyping Shield designs.
A student discount of 10% is available on most hardware products to qualified students and educational institutions in Canada and the United States. Provide details of your school name, program, student ID, etc. in the Comments at checkout, and we will apply the discount, if applicable.