Lionel Broche <lionel.bro...@gmail.com> 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 <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 > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community -- Joakim Verona _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community