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Ferret-Simpson
post Jun 23 2006, 01:01 PM
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if it can use palmorb then i am intrested, bluetooth would be a killer app for this thing as then i could hook it into my sysetm and see if i can make my Z pull the phone number from the phone and disploy on the watch then route the audio to my bluetooth headset smile.gif, all we need is a serial port i guess wink.gif

now where can i ind one of these in Australia?


Hmmm. . . Dismantled mine today, just to prod, and discovered something. The IRDA chip (2mmx10mmx2mm) has 8 pins on the back, and a larger pin holding it down. So looks like you could steal a serial port from the IRDA. However, you have a total of 1cmx0.5cmx0.2cm space internally to fit a bluetooth module, although you could hang it of the hole (full of translucent plastic) for the IRDA beam, which is about 2mmx12mm square.

http://www.ratesaver.com.au/products/B0007...OS___Black.html

Don't know if that link's any good?

Even just as it is, it's a cool, and useful device. (Just a shame about the 1 to 2 day battery life. Ah hell, who cares, you can charge it from a USB port!)
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Ferret-Simpson
post Jun 26 2006, 08:48 AM
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The bold type (Apart from UNDEAD!!) are names. My Poodle is named Cortana, my Abacus is named HollyWatch.

The problem with the Nokia screens is that they aren't touch-sensitive. The abacus screen is a higher res (160x160 over 128x128) and has a standard 4wire touchscreen interface.

There are only 9 chips on the Abacus motherboard, the CPU (Dragonball SuperVZ-66)


http://www5.atwiki.jp/seko/pages/240.html

Jap site of a dismantled Abacus 5005. (Lo que yo tengo ^^)

Main chips are CPU, Flash, Ram, and USB host. I'm guessing everything else is just there to get the signal electrically compatible with the other components. USB host isn't necessary for a bluetooth wristwatch (Sync to the other box over bluetooth) so you could free up some resources that way. Keep the connector and charge via USB though.

The biggest problem with this board is that it is USB/IRDA interface only. A bluetooth interface, and a little bit more Flash and Ram and this would make a good Linux box. (Even just 16mb ram would run the Kernel and something like PicoGUI great.) I'll admit it. I would love to link this to a bluetooth keyboard and a mobile, and read oesf in Lynx. There could be nothing geekier. But more to the point of this idea, bluetooth and linux would let us link whatever the heck we wanted to the serial port, touchscreen and hardware buttons. Which then of course means we can set it up as a remote control for a bluetooth based media player, (PocketPenguin) using a stereo bluetooth headset.

Could also add a vibe so that when the Penguin got a text it could be read on the watch. Same goes for answering calls: CallerID could be put on the wristwatch screen, and then the call could be accepted or rejected with a touch of the display. You could even route the buttons so that they linked to "Play/pause (Rocker in), Volume up and down (Rocker. . rock), forward and back (pageup pagedown), Main Menu (Back switch).
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Ferret-Simpson   Bluetooth Watch.   Jun 23 2006, 01:01 PM
Da_Blitz   Link works fine maybe i should add bluetooth wath...   Jun 24 2006, 02:34 AM
Ferret-Simpson   The bold type (Apart from UNDEAD!!) are na...   Jun 26 2006, 08:48 AM
Da_Blitz   I dont see why it should be made "smart...   Jun 27 2006, 01:02 AM
Ferret-Simpson   I like intelligent gear. That's why I bought t...   Jun 27 2006, 07:40 AM
Da_Blitz   Thats true, i just keep thinking that writing driv...   Jun 27 2006, 05:48 PM
Da_Blitz   I persume your thinking of somthing like ucLinux o...   Jun 29 2006, 03:00 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Heh, that's EXACTLY what I'm thinking. Bas...   Jul 4 2006, 01:16 PM
Da_Blitz   electrical design isnt so much about elecrical kno...   Jul 4 2006, 11:38 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Well, I'm just using the Abacus as my yardstic...   Jul 5 2006, 12:11 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Hmmm. So, shall I put up a proper feature list? H...   Jul 5 2006, 10:41 AM
Ferret-Simpson   http://www.mouser.com/index.cfm?handler=di...roduc...   Jul 5 2006, 10:59 AM
Da_Blitz   seeing as the chips are about the same size i dont...   Jul 5 2006, 11:23 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Chip? You mean keep the SuperVZ instead of going t...   Jul 5 2006, 01:59 PM
Da_Blitz   not if we want a camera but if we wanted it just t...   Jul 5 2006, 11:09 PM
Ferret-Simpson   If not the iMX31, then there's always the 21...   Jul 6 2006, 04:16 AM
Ferret-Simpson   http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/p...rH311...   Jul 27 2006, 10:51 AM
Da_Blitz   Why do we need a sound chip when we can use one IO...   Jul 27 2006, 06:32 PM
Ferret-Simpson   APU = Audio Processing Unit - Another name for a s...   Jul 28 2006, 02:24 AM
Da_Blitz   APU is not really correct because most dont do any...   Jul 28 2006, 03:12 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Last about 2 days between charges, but I don't...   Jul 28 2006, 06:04 AM
wsuetholz   Maybe you should add the finger print scanner? Wi...   Jul 28 2006, 02:28 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Hmmm. . . That's not actually a bad idea. The ...   Jul 28 2006, 02:31 PM
Da_Blitz   no i dont like the idea of that, it is more comple...   Jul 29 2006, 07:53 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Naturally. I don't think we're going to b...   Jul 29 2006, 08:51 AM
Da_Blitz   not really, you can even run 133Mhz ram slower if ...   Jul 30 2006, 05:03 AM
Ferret-Simpson   FIVE??????   Jul 30 2006, 09:23 AM
Da_Blitz   should have been 50Mhz, but 5 will suffice most o...   Jul 30 2006, 07:09 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Right, so we go for the iMX1S then.   Jul 31 2006, 01:28 AM
Da_Blitz   looks like there are a couple of plaforms out ther...   Feb 7 2007, 03:18 AM


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