[GTA04] When is the next and more powerful openmoko releasing

W. B. Kranendonk wankelwankel at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 26 12:38:50 CEST 2010

--- On Tue, 10/26/10, Alfa21 <freerunner at my.is.it> wrote:
> mmh...
> why not include the button(s) in the same mould?
> it could be a shape like a C= attached to the main shape by
> a little plastic
That's what he (Nicolaus) wrote: 
> > Yes. Some parts could be combined in a single mould and then broken 
> > apart. Like in toys
> > where you do it yourself. But this does not reduce mould 
> > construction cost.

> for the light of our leds we could make grids and holes...
Grids and holes attract dust of course, and a transparent shield on top of a led is one more shape to produce :-( 

> or we could also do an all transparent case (I'd love to see
> trough to view the electronic inside)
I'm not so into plastics, how is the choice of transparent plastics? Thinking of transparent via glass to (capacitive touch)screens... Front and back same size touch screen and in between just enough plastic to cover all the electronics does not guarantee "design", does it?

And for the buttons; capacitive is an option (although... we have them on our washing machine and my wife has to do the washing: the buttons do not react to my fingers :-( ) but there are those strain sensors used in electronic balances that measure tension and compression in a material. Would they be usable to "imply" buttons by squeezing the phone or applying torque to it?

Best regards,



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