Hello, I have been thinking for a while to try a forearm-mounting casing for the openmoko. A casing that you would clip on the left (or right) forearm, that would be thin enough to fit under the sleeves or even covered with a piece of nice fabric to look like a cloth. This keyboard would probably fit well on the forearm together with the screen and it would make the whole thing easier to use. I am also thinking to place the antenna on the outside of the arm, above a piece of aluminum foil in order to reflect the radiated power and to protect the user from RF field. At the moment I don't have the GTA04, but I can make some rough drawings from the CAD files (I will need to download them). Would there be other people interested in this new way of carring your phone? I previously had some positive comments on the forum about this, so I think we could probably start a small group if there is enough interest.
About the announcement itself, I think it is always good to show new ideas at early stages. This makes it possible for the community to orient the development of the project if they see better/different ways to use it. It also shows the level of interest. Lionel On 3 May 2012 09:41, Nikita V. Youshchenko <yo...@debian.org> wrote: > > Some more general thought: I am not sure how we should handle such ideas > > and how this community sees its role. > > > > Should we announce/publish immediately as soon as we have a prototype? > > And ask the community for comments and participation in improving it? Or > > should we silently finish some design and work with beta testers not on > > this list... > > From external point of view, having more information about what is going on > is definitly better. > > However, it is you who is actually doing things, it's up to you to decide > if to show your eraly prototypes and collect feedback or not. > > Nikita > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community >
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