[oclug] Linux "on the go" laptop, semi-wearable?
porpen at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 20:20:33 EDT 2005
You'll find some great resources available at wearcam.org. It takes
some digging around, but it's there.
For avoiding heat death and not hauling a lunch pail around. put as
much as you can on a remote server that you can login to or at least
For avoiding damaging your wallet, look into doing as much of the
build yourself. Buying up old boards with the parts you need at
surplus stores will be a big help. And don't be afraid to dig out a
soldering iron and rewire things (if they were really cheap to buy).
On the issue of cost, check out what a high end "smart phone" can do.
I do believe that the treo 650 can do 80 columns wide text and can be
wirelessly linked to the internet... ssh+mutt+links+a few others would
become some of your best friends. I''ve seen linux on a pda before
(http://linuxda.com/), but I don't see the treo on their hardware
sales... I'm sure there are people working on a port. An unlocked
treo650 is around $700-$900 range last I looked. You might want to
keep these numbers in mind when figuring out how much you are willing
to spend on this project... (For me, my max price is exactly the
treo650 + data service)
philip at orpen.com (Pgp: 0xB578851A)
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On Apr 9, 2005 5:34 PM, Adrian Irving-Beer <wisq-oclug at wisq.net> wrote:
> So I'd like to see if there's a way to do computing on the move,
> without stopping and setting up my laptop, and without spending tons
> on a whole 'wearable' computer system.
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