El día Tuesday, May 01, 2012 a las 06:06:23PM +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller 

> Hi,
> we have developed a prototype for a 80 button QWERTY keyboard PCB
> that could eventually be connected/integrated into the GTA04. It should fit
> into a specially designed battery cover so that you can easily stow it away
> if not needed. Such battery covers could be produced individually through
> 3D printing solving the issue of manageing and stocking 20 different key
> layouts.
> But watch yourself how we think it can look like:
>       http://youtu.be/WM94%5fR5eKcc
> ...

> a) how to reliably connect it to the GTA04 PCB (soldering copper wires or a
>     FFCs is a little difficult so it should have a tiny, flexible but robust 
> B2B cable).
>     Maybe, we can use a micro-USB socket or similar (we need to connect 6 
> wires).
>     This may also need a redesign of the GTA04 board (for a nice plug)
> b) design a 3D printable case with key-caps that is robust enough

Hi Nikolaus,

I watched the movies and do not understand one thing: to use the
keyboard, one should open the backside and put the kb apart on the
table, right? I'd prefer a (fingerfriendly) touchscreen kb, which
perhaps must occupy 2/3 of the screen, overlaying the app which receives
the keystrokes (and one can put the kb away to look at the app in
fullscreen); just my $0.02


Matthias Apitz
t +49-89-61308 351 - f +49-89-61308 399 - m +49-170-4527211
e <g...@unixarea.de> - w http://www.unixarea.de/
UNIX since V7 on PDP-11 | UNIX on mainframe since ESER 1055 (IBM /370)
UNIX on x86 since SVR4.2 UnixWare 2.1.2 | FreeBSD since 2.2.5

Openmoko community mailing list

Reply via email to