Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <h...@goldelico.com> writes: > 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.
This seems really nice! I added myself to the wishlist. Is the back cover keyboard 3D model available? I have a 3D printer currently being shipped to me and I would like to try to print the cover when the printer arrives. > > But watch yourself how we think it can look like: > > http://youtu.be/WM94%5fR5eKcc > > There is also a new video showing a comparison with some other keyboards: > > http://youtu.be/wGASnE1zGh4 > > Pleas tell us if you like this idea and what you would like to pay for such an > extension unit through the Wishlist function of our shop: > > http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04%3AKeyboard > > Two issues are still to be developed: > > 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 > > If you want to support us for developing this idea, please give us a kickstart > donation. > > > Nikolaus > > PS: the keyboard driver for the TCA8418 is already part of Linux 3.3 - and has > been backported to the 2.6.32-kernel. This has been tested to work on a > BeagleBoard XM. > > http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-kernel.git;a=commit;h=f19d5c430458bbce8955bc9e04dd161f6a80347d > > It just needs platform data in the board file: > > http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-kernel.git;a=blobdiff;f=arch/arm/mach-omap2/board-omap3gta04.c;h=8a7e4b0803920f635e7101bfbd5a60b6b84b1107;hp=3e49efef2de0b42cd419a46a9cd45448fd04a44c;hb=4b2de3db742abce9212c1af2cc576e2a3a64b0d9;hpb=1d7c6b5f043661621ec374d96c3c4a4454f9bb7b -- Joakim Verona _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community