New wishlist item: Side-mounted touch strip sensor

michael at michael at
Wed Jun 20 18:28:37 CEST 2007

On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Ian Stirling wrote:

> michael at wrote:
>>  for non-invasive prototyping, there is also the usb port.
> That's really quite annoying to use though - as anything more than -1th 
> generation prototype.
> You need external power, a plug that makes the phone unusable as an actual 
> portable phone  when plugged in, and a seperate unit.

as i said, it's for prototyping, and for doing it w/out opening the phone. i'm
not claiming anything else.

here's a simple CHEAP USB AVR development board. one of the demonstration
programs emulates a mouse; it would be so simple to modify that to do a slider
interface, and no drivers to cross-compile. plenty of undedicated IO pins to
interface to slider technology of your choice. hard to beat at $30:

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