Posibility to get status informations with the help of a LED

Ian Stirling openmoko at mauve.plus.com
Sun Feb 4 17:41:54 CET 2007

Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> Ian Stirling writes:
>> We really want buttons with changable logos - 
>> http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/
>> However, the only sort-of-practical way to do this is to use one 
>> internal 50*10mm or so OLED display, with 4-8 hardware buttons on top of 
>> it, which are transparent, and designed to relay the underlying display.
>> Unfortunately - this will take up a _relatively_ large volume in the phone.
>> I'd guess 8mm*55*13 - and a little more as the display is flat and the 
>> phone is not.
> Yeah.  Changeable logos on the buttons would be ideal, but just
> illuminating them with a fixed icon would be practical and extremely
> useful.

With cunning icons, and a RGB LED you might even get three icons per LED.

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