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Da_Blitz
post Jul 27 2006, 08:19 PM
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Just post any hardware you want to see here and we will start discussing it

Suggested so far:
RFID - So far it looks like a No on thi s one, most people wont use it and thier are better ways to implement it
CIR/FIR - its in and alwas has been, should have the extended range that people want for TV
Abient light detector - unkown, there is a posibility but using the camera would be a better option as it has these built in for auto compinsation
Person detector - not feasiable but alternetives exsist
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Ragnorok
post Nov 23 2006, 09:15 PM
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- WOWZERS. Fall off the earth for six months to find a house, buy it, move, and get set up enough to read OESF again, and look what happens! Went from glimmer of an idea to the PocketPenguin forum. Sheesh!
- Been reading for hours now ... first the 29-page monster thread from OESF, and now I've just started at the top of the hardware thread and began gnawing through the whole thing. Simply amazing, what's been typed and replied, it is.
- I'm very glad RFID got axed. Bad, bad tech, that, and about as secure as a seive holds water. I'm intensely interested in this project, but I'd avoid it like anthrax if it had RFID in it.
- I like the idea of trying to license maps from someone, and TomTom seems the most likely candidate, despite all. (shrug) Doesn't mean it has to be done ... just tossing out my half-nybble, as it were. Even if GPS doesn't have an immediate spiffy application, I think it's still an usable feature, if it's not too much hassle to include it.
- I was bemoaning the loss of the external CF whilst reading the monster 29-page thread, but I think in the long run it's probably not a bad idea to nix it. As mentioned, most things I'd want CF for are built-in, so I'm sure I wouldn't really miss it. One may always make a case for this or that CF peripheral, but the SD-Raid sounds too cool to pass up. I'd take four SD slots for that! (dr00l)
- Now that I have some small bit of time between unpacking, repairing, and installing, I'll try to have a little more reliable presence here.
- Wowzers!...
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scholbert
post Nov 24 2006, 02:16 AM
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Just for completition,

i'm just designing a hardware with a gps module from JCOM.
Have a look at the modules datasheet.

The price is about 30€ (~36$), the device is directly PCB mounted.
It needs an external antenna or internal planar antenna, but this might be better anyway, because you have the freedom of choice.

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Da_Blitz   Hardware   Jul 27 2006, 08:19 PM
adf   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jul 28 2006, 04:19 AM)Just p...   Jul 27 2006, 10:06 PM
Da_Blitz   Nothing really is laid in stone however refer to t...   Jul 27 2006, 11:51 PM
Ferret-Simpson   What do you mean the Minimum? We're running o...   Jul 28 2006, 01:40 AM
Da_Blitz   i dont think RFID is that bad however thier are 3 ...   Jul 28 2006, 02:53 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Well, for the sake of throwing in extra hardware t...   Jul 28 2006, 06:22 AM
adf   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Jul 28 2006, 02:2...   Jul 28 2006, 03:26 PM
wsuetholz   With regards to the display, I can't remember ...   Jul 28 2006, 02:12 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Too big. Not a "Pocket" device. We...   Jul 28 2006, 02:28 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Additional Audio socket for Nokia-Style headsets. ...   Jul 28 2006, 02:54 PM
Ferret-Simpson   How would I access that from minicom? /dev/ttyUS0...   Jul 29 2006, 04:40 AM
Da_Blitz   We do have a spare ttl-serial port free but a usb ...   Jul 29 2006, 07:48 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Most of the mobile phones I've seen have one t...   Jul 29 2006, 08:48 AM
Da_Blitz   depends where we put it (pocking out the side or o...   Jul 30 2006, 05:04 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Well, on the side is more practical, as far as tor...   Jul 30 2006, 09:22 AM
Tomoe   1) Some kind of body proximity and/or contact sens...   Jul 30 2006, 08:43 PM
morrijr   Is IR still onboard? I'd love an all-in-one r...   Jul 30 2006, 11:45 PM
Ferret-Simpson   I think the IR was still on, I just continually fo...   Jul 31 2006, 01:25 AM
Da_Blitz   for the irda i belive you are talking about CIR, w...   Jul 31 2006, 01:38 AM
Da_Blitz   updated first post   Jul 31 2006, 01:43 AM
Ferret-Simpson   A body-proximity sensor. . . That's a good que...   Jul 31 2006, 02:17 AM
Da_Blitz   i think the complexity kind of kills it, i belive ...   Jul 31 2006, 03:29 AM
speculatrix   OK, it's not 3G, but it's an interesting p...   Jul 31 2006, 04:38 AM
wsuetholz   Here is a (another?) source for the screens used i...   Jul 31 2006, 08:34 AM
Ferret-Simpson   On the screen: I don't think that's the sa...   Jul 31 2006, 08:48 AM
Da_Blitz   yep thats another "compleate cell phone on a ...   Jul 31 2006, 11:00 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 1 2006, 08:00 AM)yep tha...   Aug 1 2006, 01:39 AM
koen   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Aug 1 2006, 09:39 AM)QUOT...   Aug 1 2006, 02:56 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(koen @ Aug 1 2006, 11:56 AM)QUOTE(specu...   Aug 1 2006, 06:16 AM
Da_Blitz   quick look aver that screen and that is definiattl...   Jul 31 2006, 11:04 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 1 2006, 08:04 AM)quick l...   Aug 1 2006, 01:40 AM
morrijr   Has embedded GPS been discarded? (It might be use...   Aug 1 2006, 12:54 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Yeah, the GPS got dropped. Just as a note, we stil...   Aug 1 2006, 04:57 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 1 2006, 01:57...   Aug 31 2006, 05:12 AM
speculatrix   well, what do you know, the 3G data problem seems ...   Aug 1 2006, 09:41 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Vodafone only. Which means UK and Japan. . . I s...   Aug 1 2006, 10:31 AM
Da_Blitz   we have vodaphone here in australia the only thin...   Aug 2 2006, 03:10 AM
Craigms   With reguards to the LCD, I think we should be loo...   Aug 12 2006, 07:05 PM
Da_Blitz   it all comes down to what we can get, if you can f...   Aug 13 2006, 03:47 AM
speculatrix   do we need an LCD when we could use one of these: ...   Aug 24 2006, 03:40 AM
speculatrix   Is there room for a universal digital TV receiver?...   Aug 31 2006, 05:13 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Better to leave that out, because those who don...   Aug 31 2006, 07:04 AM
Da_Blitz   i have no idea what you are refering to, i belive ...   Sep 1 2006, 05:23 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 31 2006, 03:0...   Sep 1 2006, 05:54 AM
Da_Blitz   the union FS wont be too hard, in my opinion the s...   Sep 1 2006, 05:33 AM
Ferret-Simpson   So, since Broadcast TV is also on DVB-T, they catc...   Sep 2 2006, 05:15 AM
Da_Blitz   thats.... a..... bit..... wierd...... anyway we w...   Sep 2 2006, 04:49 PM
adf   I hadn't really been able to conjure the right...   Sep 2 2006, 08:10 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(adf @ Sep 3 2006, 05:10 AM)I hadn't...   Sep 3 2006, 06:16 AM
craigtyson   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Sep 3 2006, 02:16 PM)QUOT...   Sep 6 2006, 04:25 AM
koen   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 3 2006, 12:49 AM)eric va...   Sep 3 2006, 06:24 AM
Da_Blitz   thanks for that, havent visited that topic in awhi...   Sep 6 2006, 03:44 AM
speculatrix   back on topic, here's some really tiny GPS mod...   Sep 7 2006, 10:33 PM
adf   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Sep 8 2006, 06:33 AM)back...   Sep 7 2006, 10:40 PM
Da_Blitz   all hail speculatrix thanks for the link, if we c...   Sep 7 2006, 11:12 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 8 2006, 08:12 AM)all hai...   Sep 8 2006, 12:54 AM
morrijr   I've a question which is kinda hardware based;...   Sep 7 2006, 11:44 PM
Da_Blitz   actually this is one of those things i hoped would...   Sep 8 2006, 12:48 AM
Da_Blitz   forgot to add that if we use egale it looks like i...   Sep 8 2006, 12:51 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 8 2006, 09:51 AM)forgot ...   Sep 8 2006, 02:02 AM
Da_Blitz   speculatrix, you really seem to want the same thin...   Sep 8 2006, 01:31 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 8 2006, 10:31 AM)anyway ...   Sep 8 2006, 02:08 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Sep 8 2006, 11:08 AM)the ...   Oct 17 2006, 12:04 PM
stampsm   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 17 2006, 12:04 PM)QUO...   Oct 17 2006, 11:57 PM
Tomoe   http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/en/news-12...+avai...   Sep 8 2006, 01:48 AM
Da_Blitz   i am sure thier is an infraction there, however i ...   Sep 8 2006, 02:47 AM
Ferret-Simpson   But it's not a PDA. It's a workstation. o....   Sep 8 2006, 04:26 PM
adf   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Sep 9 2006, 12:26...   Sep 8 2006, 09:16 PM
Da_Blitz   i really dont like tomtom, they have some practice...   Sep 8 2006, 09:56 PM
stampsm   i have not been around much but i found a place th...   Oct 16 2006, 12:51 AM
Da_Blitz   very nice, i guess for the software guys who want ...   Oct 17 2006, 03:01 AM
Da_Blitz   Yes i noticed, still this is a good time to argue ...   Oct 17 2006, 11:56 PM
Da_Blitz   i really dont want to add modules, really really d...   Oct 18 2006, 12:53 AM
stampsm   if you give us CF anf SD slots we can use the CF s...   Oct 18 2006, 06:34 AM
Da_Blitz   actually development has slowed so you didnt miss ...   Oct 18 2006, 09:24 PM
stampsm   this looks like a promising bluetooth chip BR-C46...   Oct 19 2006, 03:55 PM
stampsm   here is the manual for the commands to control the...   Oct 19 2006, 10:06 PM
Da_Blitz   as far as i know, linux already has support for th...   Oct 21 2006, 12:14 AM
stampsm   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Oct 21 2006, 12:14 AM)anyway...   Oct 21 2006, 12:53 AM
Da_Blitz   i ment get the chipset instead of the module and b...   Oct 22 2006, 02:19 AM
stampsm   the good thing is sparkfun is good for the hobbies...   Oct 22 2006, 04:46 PM
Da_Blitz   problem is that the PCB maker will be purchasing f...   Oct 23 2006, 10:32 AM
speculatrix   absolutely tiny wifi module from socket: http://ww...   Oct 30 2006, 06:16 AM
Da_Blitz   thanks for that, definattly worth looking into. d...   Oct 31 2006, 01:19 AM
speculatrix   yet another GPS chip, this time a combo with the n...   Oct 31 2006, 03:35 AM
stampsm   i am trying to get ahold of an i.mx21 devkit hopef...   Nov 3 2006, 11:23 PM
Da_Blitz   i dont really see what there is to develop, its ma...   Nov 4 2006, 04:09 AM
Tomoe   I don't know if this has been mentioned, quick...   Nov 22 2006, 11:21 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Tomoe @ Nov 22 2006, 08:21 PM)I don...   Nov 23 2006, 02:08 AM
Ragnorok   - WOWZERS. Fall off the earth for six months to f...   Nov 23 2006, 09:15 PM
scholbert   Just for completition, i'm just designing a h...   Nov 24 2006, 02:16 AM


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