[sf-lug] cheap embedded linux video/mp3 player

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Aug 26 17:02:22 PDT 2006

Marc Juul wrote:
> Just wanted to let you guys know that overstock.com is selling a
> six-pack of the Mattel Juicebox personal media player for $21.99
> including shipping.
> The Juicebox has a 2.7" inch color 240x160 screen.
> A Samsung S3C44B0 ARM microcontroller.
> 2MB or 8MB of ram (I don't know since I haven't received my order yet).
> and it runs uClinux (embedded linux).
> It is possible to create a juicebox cartridge with a custom uClinux distribution
> with a bit of soldering and a few cheap components.
> For more information see:
> http://elinux.org/wiki/JuiceBox
> In order to get the $21.99 price for the six-pack, go to overstock.com
> search for item 10338710 and use the coupon code 85731 to get $5 off.
> If anyone would like to get together for some Juicebox hacking then I'm game.
> I don't really have any equipment for soldering and such since I just moved here
> from Denmark, but thats nothing a quick trip to Fry's can't fix :-)
I'd be game for getting one if you are going to buy the bulk of 6. The
card hacks aren't that difficult although I haven't soldered anything in
a long time :-)


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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