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  • ArduinoPhone 2.0 - An open source mobile phone

    I do, I just got my backer kit mail and some of the stuff I want I will have to wait till April for. unfortunately that delays my board by a month as I am in the March shipping group. my first pine I plan to get the tablet enclosure the battery camera 7 inch display as well as the temp and humidity sensor and the light sensors, I also will likely be ordering the 64gb sdhc card loaded with ubuntu, I may get a smaller one with Android installed, I have to look at the install process for Android if it's like I think it is I may just download and get a second card elsewhere. The idea here is that I will be able to use it as a full Android/ubuntu tablet by opening it and swapping memory cards. This tablet will be equipped with at minimum the batter and real time clock backup battery, sc...see more »I do, I just got my backer kit mail and some of the stuff I want I will have to wait till April for. unfortunately that delays my board by a month as I am in the March shipping group. my first pine I plan to get the tablet enclosure the battery camera 7 inch display as well as the temp and humidity sensor and the light sensors, I also will likely be ordering the 64gb sdhc card loaded with ubuntu, I may get a smaller one with Android installed, I have to look at the install process for Android if it's like I think it is I may just download and get a second card elsewhere. The idea here is that I will be able to use it as a full Android/ubuntu tablet by opening it and swapping memory cards. This tablet will be equipped with at minimum the batter and real time clock backup battery, screen side camera for Skype or whatever, Ambient light detector to automatically adjust screen brightness, and the temp/humidity sensor so I can get those readings. I expect to have to program Ubuntu to use some of this, but I am not sure as I have not looked into how Android or ubuntu will interface with the i2c headers. I may get the i2c expansion board for kicks as I doubt it will fit inside the tablet enclosure but I can setup a connectors for it possibly, but since i2c is serial I can use more than one sensor per port, they just need separate addresses, either way I hope to add a full weather suite to the tablet eventually and possibly phone abilities. I am a star trek fan, but I think real tricorders will never be a tool by themselves I think they will be contained in our phones, just like the padd and communicator was joined in a smartphone. someday all those devices will probably be one device with the hardware unlocked with key codes to access the stuff you want instead of a bunch of different devices with differing capabilities. Companies have started doing this like Rigol oscilloscopes... anyways that's my idea, I may even use it to run the cnc router design software and to control the cnc router all in one unit instead of having to design on one computer and route from another. I have all sorts of ideas... router, etc, the applications are almost endless, it's a very powerful embedded computer at a really inexpensive price point. It only lacks in a configurable memory port, the boys have to be ordered with the amount of ram you want, almost always you will want all 2gb. The other place is graphics, I don't know how well it will run graphics, but if you want something that power full invidea has a similar board that's almost 200 dollars... but that is very spendy for something you tinker with so I don't recommend it, besides, this isn't really for doing that though it will play many games fine.

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  • ArduinoPhone 2.0 - An open source mobile phone

    I am a backer of the Pine 64 project on kickstarter, and they will be shipping soon you can see there website here There board is a quad core 64bit board that runs at half an amp at 5v. It also has RPi compatible i/o headers. It runs full android and MAY be a way to make this a full "smart" phone. If there is a gsm/gprs module that will work on it. I wont get my board for a couple months, but it may be worth looking into, and would only need an android phone program to be reworked to function with whatever GSM/GPRS module was installed I would think... I may look into it when I get mine, as one of them will be worked into a tablet to run Linux and Android with swappable sdhc cards, or possibly dual boot, another thing i will be looking into but adding phone capabilities ...see more »I am a backer of the Pine 64 project on kickstarter, and they will be shipping soon you can see there website here There board is a quad core 64bit board that runs at half an amp at 5v. It also has RPi compatible i/o headers. It runs full android and MAY be a way to make this a full "smart" phone. If there is a gsm/gprs module that will work on it. I wont get my board for a couple months, but it may be worth looking into, and would only need an android phone program to be reworked to function with whatever GSM/GPRS module was installed I would think... I may look into it when I get mine, as one of them will be worked into a tablet to run Linux and Android with swappable sdhc cards, or possibly dual boot, another thing i will be looking into but adding phone capabilities to the tablet assembly should not be hard.

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