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Yes the case can be an issue. For our project, we teamed with a Chinese company (Atcom) who had the case designed and fabricated. You see Atcom were familiar with manufacturing issues, as they already sell many electronic products. So the case was fairly easy (and relatively) inexpensive to get designed/built. Atcom were interested in helping us as they want to sell the IP04 commercially (which is fine with us). So it has been a win-win partnership so far.
What can u-boot "give" to this project?
what functionalities of u-boot makes sense to use?
Quote from: casainho on March 18, 2008, 03:49:49 PMWhat can u-boot "give" to this project? A bootloader perhaps?Quotewhat functionalities of u-boot makes sense to use?TFTP the rockbox image, run it. Makes an excellent development environment to get your Rockbox port flying.But for production you need to make sure it can read the rockbox image from a FAT32 file system on the NAND of course.
Hi Guys,my name is Christian and I came here while looking for some skilled engineer to work on google android.I work for a small company,PASEN,distributing mp3 players and i must say we are really interested in producing your players.It's long time we wanted to build an open source player,but being relatively small we can't invest much on it,and thus we are glad to hear of your project.May I know what is the current status?I read many pages and it seem the april deadline for the working prototype won't be met,am i wrong?
We can deal on more than some simple bucks off each sale,i was thinking of actually sharing profits.I think I can arrange also the production at much lower cost,but i must first ask my friends running factories in china if they are interested in joining the project.
This project is an Free/Open hardware without exclusivity with any company - see the CC license for the documentation of the hardware.Speaking for myself, I just need/want, to have some company that sells to me that Free/Open hardware audio player and recorder. I do not seek money, however, I think is important to have some money to buy hardware for development - would be nice if the company selling the hardware could give some hardware for development.
Possibly I'm not the only one feeling this way (regarding both these points).
It's strange such a project is getting so little interest.
QuoteThis project is an Free/Open hardware without exclusivity with any company - see the CC license for the documentation of the hardware.Speaking for myself, I just need/want, to have some company that sells to me that Free/Open hardware audio player and recorder. I do not seek money, however, I think is important to have some money to buy hardware for development - would be nice if the company selling the hardware could give some hardware for development.Well if the price of the board is what i read (100/300 usd) i think it wouldn't be a problem to invest on some development board if there are skilled developer willing to join.But if we were to invest on it,at least the spec should be good even from a business point of view(for example that screen is ugly as hell )and it's ok that the hardware must be open/free to any company but there should be at least some blank period to let us be the first producing it,after that you can disclose everything.
Glad to hear if there is some changes in the spec someone else will join.Between a 220x176 and 320x240 lcd the price difference is inexistent,maybe now 320x240 screen are even cheaper because they are more used.A 16:9 screen can be a little more pricey but this is gonna change soon,since it's becoming common now.
Oh no,no need for touchscreen.We are selling many touchscreen,because many people want it,but this is something that can be added in any moment,even in a second version.
The unit must not been video centric,but a good gui is worth thousand words,and none could stand to watch anything on that nokia screen,it would ruin even the most awesome screen.
A good screen can be used for cover album,some nice font,visualization and even games.My commercial point of view is like this for an audio centric player(but not only):-2.4'' screen or even better 2.6'' 16:9(just because it's slimmer not because it's 16:9)-stereo speaker.There is really few player with stereo speaker and would rise the price of almost nothing-swappable battery,cellphone type easily buyable.Please no AAA battery.-game controls.You want tactile button,so why leave out this potential features.something with this form factor for example :http://www.gearlog.com/images/23353.jpg-sdhc slot
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