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Mini Portable Arduino Laptop (liquidware.com)
17 points by bootload 3159 days ago | hide | past | web | 8 comments | favorite



Hey guys - someone just emailed me that this post made it here on y-combinator. So cool! I like the idea to try out the frogpad, by the way. I wasn't able to find anyone who's hacked the frogpad usb to a digital device like the Arduino, so I just placed an order for one, and I'll try my best as soon as it comes in the mail. Hopefully, then someone else might find that code useful :) And thanks for the comment about the TouchShield, that's really flattering! Chris and I spent quite a few weekends hacking it out, so it's nice to know it was worthwhile... -Matt from antipastohw.blogspot.com


Hi Matt, didn't see this response before I added a comment to yr blog ~ http://antipastohw.blogspot.com/2008/09/thanks-y-combinator....

"... And thanks for the comment about the TouchShield, that's really flattering! Chris and I spent quite a few weekends hacking it out, so it's nice to know it was worthwhile. ..."

Absolutely top class stuff. Now I've just got to wait till the AUS dollar climbs back up to parity.


The bit that was interesting for me was the Liquidware, "TouchShield" ~ http://www.liquidware.com/shop/show/TS/TouchShield It's a '128×128 pixel OLED screen' which is also a touch screen. You can buy these touch-screens but wiring them up is difficult. This shield brings a usable GUI to the Arduino that non-hardware types like myself to use.


You could probably use a FrogPad instead. That keyboard looks huge for such a small device.

http://www.frogpad.com



What language are those code snippets in?


It is a C-like language, based on something called wiring:

http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage

http://wiring.org.co/learning/index.html


Um, C?




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