Thunder__X
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Re: How do we make this portable.

Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:24 am

I had a broken portable dvd player which I replaced the screen with a bigger but same brand screen that I got from my dad, and it works perfect. The portable dvd player I have can take composite video input.

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:19 am

Not exactly cheap, the Motorola atrix laptop dock should work for these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBa.....;hlp=false

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:32 pm

Quote from redrac on October 10, 2011, 03:19
Not exactly cheap, the Motorola atrix laptop dock should work for these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBa.....;hlp=false

I think the issue we're talking about with making portable is mainly the screen/battery issue. A docking station provides a strip of i/o connections (lan, video-out, USB, etc) but doesn't provide a battery solution or screen. I don't think a laptop dock (a product designed to make a mobile device stationary) will help make the r-pi (a stationary device) mobile :(
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Re: How do we make this portable.

Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:52 pm

henkschuif-kaas, i think it can be done, but those things have notoriously low framerates for av-in. (Like <5fps from what i heard)

EDIT: Ignore, didn't see other pages

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:13 am

I can send you a link of a 3" portable screen por USD $23

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:16 am

Quote from henkschuifkaas on August 16, 2011, 09:26
How about using a cheap digital photo frame? I have seen some with av-out, so maybe it also take av-in?

If it is possible, I'll be definitively interested 8-)

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:15 pm

portable?? thats the whole reason i'm getting one...
there is no 100% reason why a screen needs to be attached to the device,
you could run a VNC variant on the device(sitting in your pocket with battery) and connect via smartphone of choice suitable of running a vnc client, thats my wireless option.
the bluetooth dongle option would probably be less technical as many phones nowadays have a remote control function of some sort...

thats what i'm planning anyway :)
any guestimations on when the device will be available for civvys?

*EDIT*
perhaps R-PI foundation could also market screen/keyboard-combi units to attach to the finished device? ;)
or.....*searches google* http://www.thinkgeek.com/compu.....gets/bfa3/
or http://www.scan.co.uk/products.....-cd-m-4001 or http://www.allcam.biz/catalog/.....Path=22_44
touchscreen = no keyboard unless needed for certain tasks.
hope this helps
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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:19 pm

you hit the spot! Everyone wants to know, but there are no answers :(

Maybe xmas?

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:27 pm

Quote from netomx on October 12, 2011, 16:19
you hit the spot! Everyone wants to know, but there are no answers :(

Maybe xmas?
originally told november? i think.
hopefully soon as i'm beginning to get an obsession with glancing at the homepage for magic words everyday....

heads up anyone? mods? devs? even if your a week out from your guess, ANYTHING.

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:30 pm

They said November, in the wiki says. But I think it should be time to confirm the date, so I guess they will postpone it :(

I am jealous of the guys who already have them

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:41 pm

Quote from netomx on October 12, 2011, 16:30
They said November, in the wiki says. But I think it should be time to confirm the date, so I guess they will postpone it :(

I am jealous of the guys who already have them

What makes you think that it will be postponed, just because we haven't said anything yet? AFAIK, still on for Q4 2011, which could be end of Nov start of Dec. I'll ask around to see if there are any problems, but I've not heard of any.

And nobody has the finished article yet - only the big (!) clunky (!) prototypes.
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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:45 pm

so we need to get prototypes, we need to find where eben lives, we need to dress as harmful looking badgers, we need to point behind him when he answers the door(alpha board in-hand), we then need to snatch it and run back into his hedge before he notices.... PLAN!

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:49 pm

I'm agree with you ! I got an obsession too, making F5 at homepage every 5min !
I'm waiting it from Canada. I hope it will be released for all in the world in same time please.
Maybe some more informations about R-Pi could help us waiting.

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:53 pm

Quote from jamesh on October 12, 2011, 16:41
Quote from netomx on October 12, 2011, 16:30
They said November, in the wiki says. But I think it should be time to confirm the date, so I guess they will postpone it :(

I am jealous of the guys who already have them

What makes you think that it will be postponed, just because we haven't said anything yet? AFAIK, still on for Q4 2011, which could be end of Nov start of Dec. I'll ask around to see if there are any problems, but I've not heard of any.

And nobody has the finished article yet - only the big (!) clunky (!) prototypes.

Just that.. temptive date is on Novermber, just 28 days....

or maybe I'm just too excited and desesperate?

Waiting from Mexico...

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:28 am

Well to be fair the beginning of November may be in 28 days but the end of it is in 58 days and once the board is finalized and goes into production I don't believe we're talking about a huge amount of time before it will be available for purchase.

All of which is to say, relax, take a deep breath, and trust the r-pi team to let us know if things are running behind schedule :P
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Re: How do we make this portable.

Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:38 am

"Relax" the man says! How can I relax? My tongue's been hanging out so far for so long I'm sitting in a pool of drool!
Beginning of November now 20 days, end of Nov 49 days, but end of December another 31 days!
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO WAIT?!?

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:36 pm

Quote from Burngate on October 13, 2011, 12:38
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO WAIT?!?

Only long enough for it to be released.
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Re: How do we make this portable.

Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:45 pm

Quote from abishur on October 13, 2011, 13:36
Quote from Burngate on October 13, 2011, 12:38
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO WAIT?!?

Only long enough for it to be released.

Wow, it probably take you like two days to get to that answer?

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:35 pm

btw, if we use this as a server (tor, http, etc) maybe you'll need a tv screen isnt it?

how about a 3.5" LCD for just 22.60?

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/3.....-15v-49796

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:37 am

Forget cheap chinese picture frames, cant reuse LCD. They usually use 480x234 LCD modules with analog IO, like TV EURO connector (analog RGB + sync).
Cheapest option is Car reverse monitor, cheapest ones again use 120x234(!!) 320x240, slightly better ones 480x234 480*272, so resolution will be pretty terrible for text, but they are great for movies/animations/games.

Best option is to find Cellphone with dedicated MIPI connector and source replacement screens from ebay (800x480). they will usually come with touchscreen.

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Re: How do we make this portable.

Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:00 pm

i post VNC option and now its on front page by someone else LOL!

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