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[aprssig] APRS needs...

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Tue May 27 13:59:37 UTC 2008

Nintendo DS, PSP, other portable gaming gadgets?   Good quality
hardware, world wide avaialability...   But (other than wifi) no built
in radio.
Put a virtual keyboard on the tap screen of the DS, and incoming stuff
on the other.  It already has WiFi, and many people seem to be hacking
them for other uses already, including adding hardware serial ports etc.
The graphics is more than good enough for simple APRS type stuff.
The old GameBoy's were well documented for all sorts of Ham stuff, being
Z80 derived (well the CPU core at least).
PSP's too I am told, can be got at in a small way, I recall reading that
someone had a version of Linux running on the PSP a while back, or was
it the DS, cant find the link now.
Ah, google for "linux psp" several hits there...   "Linux DS" also
springs up some interesting stuff...
Dave G0WBX.


	From: Wes Johnston, AI4PX [mailto:wes at ai4px.com] 
	Sent: 26 May 2008 19:32
	To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
	Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS needs...
	There one was a guy in Charleston SC kr1st, who used a cybiko
kids' messenger toy to send aprs.  Wonder what kids toys could be hacked
with the clamshell qwerty form factor?
	On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM, Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us>

		The APRS market is too small to sell enough devices to
pay for the engineering required to produce such a device.
		Tom KD7LXL 

		On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Ev Tupis
<w2ev at yahoo.com> wrote:

			... a hand-held transceiver with a clamshell
			keyboard, color LCD screen and an open OS.
			Ev, W2EV
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