Hi, First of all: nice project, could be a nice follow up for the freerunner.
I have been looking at the discussions a little bit. Main discussion is how to make a new casing that fits around the beagle board, how to produce and what it costs. I haven't seen a discussion about redesign of the board, the design files (schematics in Orcad) are available, so you can downsize the connectors used and fit it in an existing casing. I have a price of a PCB (without parts) at low volumes (50 pieces) at less than €15. Assembly of low quantitiy boards will be very expensive (make it double the components price), so a DIY project for assembly of the boards will make the PCB fit for a reasonable price. Regards, Martijn 2010/5/11 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <h...@computer.org> > There is now a new Wiki page for the project: > > http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Openmoko_Beagle_Hybrid > > I have received some questions why we did not put all this into a nice > design. The main reason is that we can't redesign the Beagleboard (it > has fixed dimensions) and we can't afford to build plastic injection > moulds (if someone has an idea how to reduce cost this is very > welcome). So the easiest solution was to combine what we have: a given > Beagleboard and the Freerunner case. > > Other questions were what one could do with this. Here some ideas (not > assuming it is complete - you may have more and it is a platform for > your creativity): > > • experimenting with touchscreen and new user interfaces on > Beagleboard > • learn how the OMAP3530 CPU works > • make it a truly open mobile application development platform by > adding a battery pack and a UMTS usb stick > • investigate how an Openmoko with UMTS and OMAP3530 feels (not from > haptics but screen operation and UMTS speed) > • porting SHR, QtMoko, Android, etc. to ARM-Cortex A8 > > And here some feature list: > > • PCB that fits into Freerunner case (top cover and middle part > after > cutting a hole) > • works also without such a case (except speakers and earset) > • Toppoly LCM interface (same display as used in the Freerunner - > otherwise it would not fit into the case) > • TSC2007 touch screen controller > • Microphone > • Earset and Speaker connector (for those sitting in the Freerunner > case) > • 2 buttons (AUX and Power) > • 2 dual color LEDs (in the AUX and Power buttons) > • vibracall driver > • headset jack to connect microphone, earset and speaker > > For the software, we have to rearrange the code on our server a little > and then it will be made public. > > Finally, here you can do preorders: > > http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=Openmoko%20Beagle > > Nikolaus > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community >
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