[sf-lug] cheap embedded linux video/mp3 player
marcjc at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 19:39:30 PDT 2006
I'll bring them to the next sf-lug meeting and we can have a look inside.
On 8/26/06, jim stockford <jim at well.com> wrote:
> I'll buy one, too. I just got a $194.00 handheld
> oscilloscope for my soldering iron, so i'm looking
> for little electronics things to do.
> On Aug 26, 2006, at 5:02 PM, Sameer Verma wrote:
> > 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 :-)
> > Sameer
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