OpenMoko and accessories design
lally.singh at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 09:48:23 CET 2008
These sound like fun! Is there any way to get a higher-bandwidth
connection out of the OM than USB?
Say if we wanted to double-output the video signal or whatever.
On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Michael Shiloh <michael at openmoko.org> wrote:
> It's really very simple. Someone hack one together, take pictures, and
> describe it on a wiki page. As Andy says, once we chickens find our
> heads we can consider whether to turn these into products or not.
> Andy Green wrote:
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> > Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> >> That is a nice idea, would like to have an accessory like that to make
> >> my neo into a camera, when I need it...
> > It is a nice idea. The Y cable is a nice idea too. But (it's just my
> > personal take) the problem with loading up any new things on this
> > product right now is
> > - we didn't sell any yet :-)
> > - everyone is running around in headless chicken mode trying to
> > finalize production, their brains are not configured for new tasks right now
> > I think the way forward is to prototype these ideas on a GTA02 and
> > document it and what it does, where it is useful, then after the current
> > storm dies down it is accessible to explain what the idea is to the
> > people that can yea or nay it.
> > For these external USB accessories, it is exactly the kind of thing
> > users can hack on, including the kernel side if needed (although USB
> > device support in Linux can already be adequate for many tasks). If a
> > couple of folks did it and are going on about how much it rocked and to
> > show what they achieved this speaks very loudly.
> > I started prototyping the Y cable, but of course the wiring for a mini
> > USB cable does not include ID normally :-/ Later I will edit the cable
> > of one of the chargers I have here to do it that way.
> > Really I think this kind of user-driven "Wah! We could do THIS!!!" is
> > great and it is exactly the idea of the product, but unlike a closed
> > product we really CAN do it without petitioning the company, and within
> > reason I'm pretty sure supporting this kind of hacking endeavour from my
> > side is part of my job description.
> > - -Andy
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H. Lally Singh
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
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