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if rockbox cannot be ported on commercial players. is such a thing possible and when? this question goes out to the rockbox porting guys.
Hello people,i have some design experience with DSPdap http://dspdap.sourceforge.net
Building a dedicated rockbox player is not gonna save the work of rockbox porting guys. there is always gonna be a demand for rockbox on commercial players building a player is gonna be more expensive than buying one off the shelf the player must have an attractive and robust casing. holding the electronics, LCD, disk and batteries together is not that easy. getting a look anywhere close to the commercial players is impossible. once the h/w development is done, someone needs to provide DIY kits and also fully assembled players, else the only guys using this player will be the developers themselves. we don't want the design to rot in our shelves after it's done right? The only case i see a potential for the open player is that if rockbox cannot be ported on commercial players. is such a thing possible and when? this question goes out to the rockbox porting guys.
Welcome Spark and thanks for being here.
I believe that full assembled players can sell by some companies, I can give 3 examples:* http://store.makezine.com....asp?ProductCode=MKMP3KIT -> a DIY MP3 player but with MP3 IC decoder - why not upgrade for a better player version?;* http://www.olimex.com/dev/mod-mp3.html -> Olimex MP3 player module;* http://www.embedded-proje...net/index.php?page_id=165 -> USBprog - An open source all purpose tool (AVR ISP, ARM7/ARM9, AT89,JTAG, RS232, IO).All this companies could be interested in sell assembled DAP, I believe. After we can try to find some others that make plastic cases, maybe that others companies can help on that, they should have contacts, experiences. I am also counting on someone in the community that have experience on this and can guide that part of the project.
At this time we may be just 3 developers.
Spark, are you the "HenriValta" of TWiki? - Now I did put my nick in front of my name in TWiki, could you put yours?
Another thing, could you write in TWiki the development phases and times? - Looks like you have more experience than me :-)
Enclosureis there any CAD developer around here who can design the enclosure? we should be starting a thread for enclosure design. this is equally complex. i have no idea how this can be done.
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