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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 Jul 4 2006, 01:16 PM
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Heh, that's EXACTLY what I'm thinking. Basically, an upgraded verison of the PalmWatch I usually use, With more memory, more flash, a better OS wink.gif, Bluetooth instead of IRDA, and a colour TFT with the touchpanel.

So far, the resst looks easy to build, but the Screen is impossible to find. Ruddy corporations!

At the moment, seems it'd be easier to buy the watch, swap the motherboard for a new one, and use the old Mono 160x160 TFT. . . That way you'd keep the touchscreen, high res (For a wristwatch) and backlight, but get better processing.

On a whim, I just pulled apart my Abacus again and whaddya know? the iMX31 is only a square mm larger than the Dragonball SZ66. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? With components this small, you could theoretically have a fully functioning computer in a wristwatch, If not a powerful one.

My basic estimates of what you could fit into this. . . A CPU, a Bluetooth chip, 32mb ram, 16mb flash, a vibrator.

That gives what, use as a Mobile Phone alert and interface, a remote control for the PPZ, Wrist mounted Web browsing over PAN. . . If Sharp can fit the 5500 OS into 16MB flash on the Zaurus, and run it on 32MB ram (32mb dedicated to user storage.) We could do the same. After all, less memory will be needed for graphics with less than half the res of an old Z, as well as only 2 colours.

So. . . Who wants to build a watch-mounted 5000D? Huh? Huh?

Only thing left to work out is, how do we fit two SDIO Sockets into a wristwatch?

I'm joking, I'm joking. We'd use Mini-SDIO, like the new Nokia mobiles. ^^

DB, If I had your electronic engineering skills, I'd build one. XD
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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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