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Twiddler one-handed keyboard
Old product notes ∞
mbook M1 / mbook BZ
- A modular computer thingy. Pretty expensive.
- www.livescribe.com/ -- a pen computer thingy
- http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page -- An open hardware/software phone.
https://web.archive.org/*/moblin.org -- Mobile and Internet Linux project.
- Sharp PC-3000
(Abandoned) Morphy One ∞
Abandoned - all associated websites and resources are gone.
- English Press Release
- was: english at ml.morphyplanning.co.jp
- english-help at ml.morphyplanning.co.jp
- 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
https://web.archive.org/*/www.penreader.com/penreade.htm handwriting recognition in ce
most of this stuff is moot.
- all-in-one motherboards
- single board computers (SBC)
- https://web.archive.org/web/20051217145732/http://www.jumptec.de:80/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.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20080305002222/http://www.circussystems.com:80/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)
Otterbox - series3000 is perfect - includes a belt loop
https://web.archive.org/web/20010430031337/http://tawny.bu.edu:80/JandJ/How/PS-3000.html ProLinear MiniNote - 386 palmtop the size of a videocasette (crappy)
https://web.archive.org/*/www.palmtop.net/netstore.html - a nifty recoiling phone wire and a serial port IR adapter
- 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
https://web.archive.org/web/20180129061351/http://www.calcaria.net/ Linux7k - Linux on the Psion 5 series - new website, looks very cool!
- https://web.archive.org/web/20040121021840/http://www.arcom.co.uk:80/products/icp/pc104/processors/SBCMediaGX.htm Kickass system
https://web.archive.org/*/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
- https://web.archive.org/web/20051026090822/http://www.versalogic.com:80/Ds/vsbc6.htm 266mhx fanless - extended temperature versions exist
- https://web.archive.org/web/20031003141654/http://www.versalogic.com:80/Ds/vsbc7.htm 333mhz fanless
- https://www.lifewire.com/smart-watches-and-wearables-4781531 [ 1 ] was https://www.lifewire.com/learn-how-wearables-4102752
- https://web.archive.org/*/lippert-at.com/tools/pc104p/ds_pc104p_crr2.html All in one board
- https://www.ampltd.com/ - has an all in one board, fucking tiny, >400mA power usage
- https://web.archive.org/web/20061004175301/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.
https://web.archive.org/web/20200909062543/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.
- Toshiba Libretto L3 / L5 - World's most popular subnotebooks, 2.4 pound portable solution
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..."
- https://web.archive.org/web/20090905133625/http://www.tow.com:80/photogallery/2002/20020509_tiqit/ Photo gallery
https://web.archive.org/web/20081202025004/http://products.sel.sony.com/vaio/ -- Sony VGN U70 U50 U750
- A tablet thingy. Not sure if it exists.
- Sony VGN U50, U70, U750P
- doesn't exist yet.
HP Jordana 820
Sony Clie PEG-TG50:
Handspring Treo 270
- GPRS, QWERTY
- Handspring Treo 600
Palm Tungsten W GSM GPRS PDA
- 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 upgradeable it might be useful. Research better models.
- BlackBerry 950 - teeny web browser
- Blackberry 6750 - phone/pda thing
- No web access?
- Treo 90
- Treo 270
- Treo 600
- Computer on a CF card.
- Embedded Linux-PC in Compact Flash Form Factor
- CF-DMM + DAQ/COMM Cards + PCI<=>CF Adapter
- 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 ∞
The Wearable Group at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
MIT Wearable Computing
The Biometric Consortium - US government
- small/portable keyboard
- half keyboard
- I emailed him re. biometric io work he may have done, but got no response.
- Information on the IBM keyboard interface
- mini lcd (also
mini-lcd, cluttered with
Sony LCD eyeglasses monitor
- Auriga -- Wearable computing software.
- Some of the more obscure things used to be purchasable from these guys.