Lionel Broche <> writes:

> 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.

I'm also very interested in making a wearable out of the gta04, and I'd
buy your design to sponsor its development if it were available.

> 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 <> 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
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