I dont know why I was surprised (Case moding)
ben at abcom.co.nz
Thu Feb 7 09:42:32 CET 2008
I don’t really have the equipment to make a custom case myself but I
would definitely be interested in buying one, either from FIC as an
option or from a 3rd party.
I'd want a larger case, maybe 1.3-1.5 times the current size, with a
section of empty space for adding extra electronics. At that size it
would still fit fine in my pocket.
Electronics I might add...
-Electronics for IR remote control (this would be the first thing I’d add)
-Two analog inputs and two analog outputs for basic
multimeter/oscilloscope/siggen functionality (Laugh if you wish)
-A larger battery, or multiple batteries (one for phone one for extra
-VGA/TV output electronics (The neo plugged directly into a
dataprojector is very appealing, although I’m not quite sure why *yet!*)
-Micro projector (if/when the modules become available cheaply)
Also be nice if the custom case had some sort of cover for the
touchscreen to protect it while the phone wasn't being used. Something
that could slide or flip out of the way when you used the phone. I'm
always scared to put the phone in my pocket when there's something else
in there, in case it damages the screen.
Jeremiah Flerchinger wrote:
> Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Dear Christopher and the rest of the community.
>> Thanks for your appreciation. Those of you who have been on this list
>> for a long time will remember that this came up a number of times. It
>> was only recently that we were finally able to come to some kind of a
>> conclusion and release the CAD files.
>> While we are committed to applying open source principles to as much
>> of our process and information as possible, deciding what should be
>> made public and what needs to be kept within the company is an
>> ongoing experiment. We are in uncharted territory here and we're not
>> sure where each step leads.
>> Since you all are part of this experiment, we are extremely
>> interested in knowing what you will do with these files. Alternative
>> appearances? Different colors, textures, shapes? Customizing to
>> particular applications? Expansion? Designing the hardware into other
> Things I would like to do with CAD files & case after getting Neo
> - I don't care about color, as long as I can get black and/or silver
> - Elongate case to allow for removable expansion modules
> - experiment with I2C
> - try to get/help build easily removable/reversible camera module (I
> can't have a camera at work)
> - play with an AVC-LAN & OBD2 CAN module
> - look into VGA out expansion module that allows for composite sync
> - Try to trim down the size of the casing if it doesn't fit well in my
> I would be interested in making a case to meet my personal wishes and
> share it with others. If FIC had a black case that provided for
> expansion modules I would save myself the work & get it from them.
>> Help us understand the outcome of this experiment by continuing to
>> provide us with feedback. I read all of your comments, and I do bring
>> them back to the company.
>> Christopher Earl wrote:
>>> Today I noticed a change that OM has released their CAD files for
>>> the case of the GTA01, This opens a major door to Case modding. I
>>> guess im used to closed hardware and tight-liped companies, but i
>>> was supprised. I will never again own a closed phone.
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