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- 4 oldest notes - (Obsoleted by my Zaurus SL-C1000)
www.handykey.com Twiddler - one handed keyboard
Old product notes ∞
mbook M1 / mbook BZ
- A modular computer thingy. Pretty expensive.
- http://www.livescribe.com/ -- a pen computer thingy
- www.openmoko.com -- An open hardware/software phone.
moblin.org -- Mobile and Internet Linux project.
- Sharp PC-3000
- Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine Minority Report - (2002 movie) and then some.
old, really rough, notes ∞
"PocketDOS is an MS-DOS 6.22 compatible DOS for your Microsoft Windows CE or Psion/Symbian EPOC32 based Pocket Computer. In addition to a full DOS, PocketDOS lets you install and run many DOS programs (Intel 8086/80186 compatible using CGA, HP-LX or text display modes) on your Pocket Computer. PocketDOS also lets you access devices such as touchscreens, built-in and external modems, IR ports, flash disks, network drives and more from within DOS and DOS programs."
- www.xt-ce.com OS for the DOS-in-CE emulator
http://www.penreader.com/penreade.htm handwriting recognition in ce
most of this stuff is moot.
- all-in-one motherboards
- single board computers (SBC)
- http://www.jumptec.de/product/data/index-e.html - OMFG, they have a credit card PC -- 486dx/133
http://www.basterfield.com/pc110/pc110idx.htm PC 110 resources. Very well done.
http://www.morphyone.org/index_e.shtml Morphy One - Dead
- http://www.morphyone.org/release/rel19991115.shtml English Press Release
- http://www.circussystems.com/keyboards.html build a chording keyboard - no dos drivers yet
ivpgi.com - They have a tiny keyboard
Carrying Cases ∞
- Targus slipcase - belt carried.. (19x12x3 cm)
http://www.otterbox.com/products/otterbox/3000/ Otterbox - series3000 is perfect - includes a belt loop
http://tawny.bu.edu/JandJ/How/PS-3000.html ProLinear MiniNote - 386 palmtop the size of a videocasette (crappy)
http://www.palmtop.net/netstore.html - a nifty recoiling phone wire and a serial port IR adapter
- http://www.fic.com.tw/ia/ia/aqua.asp - Down now...
- aqua 3200 - using a transmeta chip, running linux. A large pda.. colour 800x600.. might be able to put dos on it.. might be able to put windows on it.. there might be advanced versions later. I want to put a chording keyboard on it as well. Find the 3400.
- The damned thing is far too big still.. 23cm wide
www.calcaria.net Linux7k - Linux on the Psion 5 series - new website, looks very cool!
- http://www.arcom.co.uk/products/icp/pc104/processors/SBCMediaGX.htm Kickass system
http://www.arcom.co.uk/products/icp/pc104/processors/SBCMediaGX_LCD.htm 6.5" NEC TFT flat panel
www.flexipc.com - Ugh, I think I have this link.. possibilities.. hmm. It's ugly, but nifty
- I emailed them about the HP 200LX and modifications for backliting/etc... They also have a 6" screen. I got no response.
PC 104 ∞
- http://www.controlled.com/pc104/products.html Links from hell
- http://lippert-at.com/tools/pc104p/ds_pc104p_crr2.html All in one board
- www.ampltd.com - has an all in one board, fucking tiny, >400mA power usage
- http://www.arcom.co.uk/products/icp/dev_kits/ELAN104NC/Dev_Kit.htm - all in one, and comes with a flatpanel monitor
- need to get that 8" LCD display panel and a twiddler or small keyboard (the navy seals keyboard) and I'm rocking!
- I would have to figure out a power source
- I would have to figure out a case.
http://www.mauve.demon.co.uk/tortoise.html TurboTortise - tiny PC running linux.
oldest notes - (Obsoleted by my Zaurus SL-C1000) ∞
(Obsoleted by my Zaurus SL-C1000)
I'll post the newer technologies at the top of the lists.
- http://www.dynamism.com/libretto/index.shtml Toshiba Libretto L3 / L5 - World's most popular subnotebooks, 2.4 pound portable solution
http://www.dynamism.com/u3/index.shtml Sony Vaio U3 - World's Smallest Full-Featured Notebook
Very small computers ∞
- Don't exist:
http://www.tiqit.com/ Tiqit Eightythree
- The second half of 2006. But in late 2006 their website says "Until this market matures all bets are off..."
- http://www.tow.com/photogallery/2002/20020509_tiqit/ Photo gallery
http://products.sel.sony.com/vaio/ -- Sony VGN U70 U50 U750
- A tablet thingy. Not sure if it exists.
- http://www.handtops.com/show/info/Sony_U Sony VGN U50, U70, U750P
- doesn't exist yet.
HP Jordana 820
http://www.palm.com/products/handhelds/tungsten-c/ Palm Tungsten C
Sony Clie PEG-TG50:
- http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/3837.html News article
Handspring Treo 270
- GPRS, QWERTY
- Handspring Treo 600
Palm Tungsten W GSM GPRS PDA
http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/6800 Nokia 6800
- Folds out into a keyboard. Since it has web access (TODO - research), it might be useful for remote site maintenance. It's notepad of 3k is pathetic. If upgradable it might be useful. Research better models.
http://www.nokiausa.com/communicator Nokia 9290 Communicator -- Has a qwerty keyboard.
- No web browsing?
- Blackberry 950 - teeny web browser
- Blackberry 6750 - phone/pda thing
- No web access?
Treo 90, 270, 600
- http://www.fido.ca/portal/en/packages/datapackages.shtml Fido Packages
http://mobile.msn.com/hm/folder.aspx Mobile Hotmail
- www.cdatas.com -- computer on a CF card.
- http://www.hacker-technology.com/145291/index.html Embedded Linux-PC in Compact Flash Form Factor
http://www.hacker-technology.com/3479/index.html CF-DMM + DAQ/COMM Cards + PCI<=>CF Adapter
- http://www.foxpop.co.uk/Jornada/keyboard_02.htm Pocket keyboard for the J568
- http://messenger.msn.com/Devices/PocketPC.aspx MSN Messenger on PocketPCs
- http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/products/pocketpc/default.mspx Windows mobile homepage
- http://thegoldenear.org/rcs/index.html The Roaming Computing System
Fellowes PDA Pocket Keyboard (type 'n go) is kinda cool
possible search topics ∞
- Mini-LCD screens (eyepiece, integrated LCD)
- Technical blackpapers (wireless protocals, portable CPU energy consumption figures)
Standards descriptions (smaller than pc/104)
- MIT projects including wearable computing resources, the morphy one and most other open source hardware projects.
piezoelectric shoe inserts
- unrelated topics:
- piezoelectric droplet generators
- piezoelectric transducers / receivers
- augmented memory
- clandestine wearable computer
- expresso mini-pc
- Capaccino mini-pc
- pc/104 plus
Info on hardtech grafting onto or interfacing to softtech/biotech
research nervous system connectivity, optic replacements (done) and limb reattaching stuff
Possible Resources ∞
- Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) - http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/vuman/www/home.html wearable comptuers
- http://lcs.www.media.mit.edu/projects/wearables/ MIT Wearable Computing Web Page
http://www.embeddedtechnology.com/content/homepage/ Embedded technology
- http://www.biometrics.org/ The Biometric Consortium - US government
- small/portable keyboard
- half keyboard
jonathanclark.com Jonathan Clark
- I emailed him re. biometric io work he may have done, but got no response.
http://www.ezl.com/~rsch/keyboard.txt Information on the IBM keyboard interface
- mini lcd (also
mini-lcd, cluttered with
Sony LCD eyeglasses monitor
http://auriga.wearlab.de/ Auriga -- Wearable computing software.