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> Converting A 5500 Into A Clamshell, Off the wall idea :)
post Jun 23 2005, 10:42 AM
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Ok, I love my Zaurus 5500, however, a friend of mine used to have a Psion Revo, and I adored the keyboard and of course the landscape shape. I often run my zaurus in landscape mode because I find it more pleasant to look it. However, obviously while it's in landscape mode you have to buy a pocket top keyboard or whatever to type in this mode, which I don't have.

So here's my plan, lets convert the 5500 into a clamshell! I mean maybe it is a pointless exercise, but my plan shouldn't be too complicated. My idea is to get a broken revo, dismantle, somehow power the keyboard processingy bit of the revo motherboard (dunno if thats possible), and hook that up to an IR LED. Then modify IRK to use those signals.

How possible do you think this is? Am I going insane? Are there better ways of doing this, like mini IR keyboards that are already the same width as the zaurus?
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QJimbo   Converting A 5500 Into A Clamshell   Jun 23 2005, 10:42 AM
jace48   QUOTE(QJimbo)I often run my zaurus in landscape mo...   Jun 26 2005, 10:59 PM
togomenu   OZ supports OTF "Rotate."   Oct 10 2005, 11:25 AM

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