:) nice, thanks! ok, I'll make something serious then, see if this attracts the community. I'llstart another topic once I have the first draft ready.
Lionel On 7 May 2012 13:17, <joa...@verona.se> wrote: > 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 >
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