Wearable Prototype For Sale
Vitorio Miliano, who was behind the "Record Your Entire Day" work, is selling his prototype wearable. Normally this kind of thing would go directly to the wear-hard mailing list, but it appears to be down again, so this time igargoyle readers get first crack at it. This looks like a decent deal in my opinion, but here's the details for you to chew over:
Two (2) Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 Linux-based PDAs One (1) Decade Engineering XBOB serial NTSC character generator One (1) Ingineo Eyetop HMD Two (2) Essential Reality P5 gloves Various and sundry serial cables, power adapters, screen protectors, an extra battery, manuals, discs, the Sharp Zaurus CF camera, etc.
One of the Zauruses has been completely disassembled and reassembled and is missing a screw here or there, but otherwise works just fine. The other is nearly new with full box and manuals, and recently flashed back to the latest official Sharp firmware. The Eyetop does not include those awful "glasses" it was attached to; it's just the eyepiece now. One of the P5 gloves is completely disassembled down to the flex sensors and USB adapter, the other is still in the box.
Original costs were around a thousand dollars (US). It'd be nice if someone wanted to spend 4-500 on this, but best offer takes the lot (preferable) or I'll piecemeal it out. It'd be shipping from Austin, TX, USA.
And here's the link to his original wear-hard post about his wearable, which explains where he was going with his project.
I hope this can make someone happy... I would have asked for a cut of the profits, but it sounds like he's just trying to do another wearable hacker a favor.
[ Email vito_wearhard at perilith.com to make an offer ]
Hey! It's a Zaurus! I've done less impressive things with my Zaurus.Posted by: Haken at March 1, 2006 01:21 PM
Is this still available? I'm interested, though I already have a zaurus. It sounds like a steal either way, let me know if it (or parts) are around. I'd also like to know more about the HMD, I plan on making a wearable computer to remote control my VJ application from the dance floor
VJ Vaxination.Posted by: vaxination at April 11, 2006 05:35 PM
hey.. anyone going towards eyetap type stuff drop me a note - ALWAYS looking for a good conversation :P
i'm not a tech, but i try to keep up on a bit of everything that matters.
interests: masters of 'orion', counting crows (mr jones)... some guy who's name means 'unity protector/wall', and elite anything.
and i inwo you've played 'combatribes' for snes, right?