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Feb 9, 2008 3:39pm
Tgeahre 8 posts

Topic: BUGmodules / ETA for module specification?

Sounds like a good idea but depending on where you live, it may be illegal. I personally don’t care about the illegality, I just wanted to give a friendly warning. I know in many states RF blocking is against the constitution.

Feb 9, 2008 2:22pm
myaliasisrithm 15 posts

Topic: BUGmodules / ETA for module specification?

Is there an ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) for the module specifications? That is, the hardware specs on the interconnection mechanism, as well as each individual module’s specs? It was mentioned that it would be possible to build 3rd party modules – this information would be really helpful to have as a starting point. I am interested in building a wave bubble module (http://www.ladyada.net/make/wavebubble/) that is slightly modified to use 802.11s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11s) to form what is basically a mobile RF blindspot. I want it as a module because I want to be able to route 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and bluetooth comms THROUGH the bubble, while allowing nearby bugs with the same module the ability to extend the bubble and maintain wireless comms while other channels are blocked. It is an idea I have been banging around in my head for a couple of years that I would like to see if I could get working.


Feb 9, 2008 9:21am
whaleforest 7 posts

Topic: Applications / Can i run Android on the BUGbase?

Thank you,Kevin! :lol:
and thank you too,Ken. :wink:

I will waiting for my own BUG anyway,then i will try it out…

Feb 9, 2008 9:17am
whaleforest 7 posts

Topic: BUGmodules / The Teleporter

Actully,i don’t know too.ahahah
waiting for the answer… :P

Feb 9, 2008 3:34am
Tgeahre 8 posts

Topic: Meet & Greet / Oi To The World!!

Oi, I’m Tgeahre (pronounced like tear, as in rip).

I live in SoCal, I am going to school as a Computer Engineer and I love robotics. I plan on making my own modules and eventually making a mobile module for my bug to move about. maybe with tank treads.
I am Fair Folk, I love to participate in the renaissance fair and I want to use my BUG to take pics at the fair and upload them to a Flikr account automatically with geo-tags.
I have many more ideas but I am sure they will eventually come out on the boards somewhere.


Feb 9, 2008 3:23am
Tgeahre 8 posts

Topic: BUGmodules / Some ideas for modules.. (a rather long list!)

I gotta say that some of these are things that should be DIY projects instead of actual produced modules. part of the beauty of this device is the Build it yourself aspect. I don't think things that are simple really shouldn't be made into modules. things like the suggested motor, button, lighting, and laser modules sound like they could be made pretty easily at home using products that you can find in most any fry's, radioshack or hardware store.

On the other hand though I would love to see some of these as build it yourself module kits produced by bug - similar to the build it yourself radio kits or preamp kits. maybe include a software disk with tutorials on programming your newly soldered module. not only would it get some of these simpler modules out to the public but it would also help teach people that are new to hardware design how to build and program new modules for the bug. it would help them to move onto more complicated module design.

on a side note, I think that these modules would be great for Bug Labs to produce:

TV-out Module:
Something Allowing the programmer to send the videos/pictures that people will inevitably put on their BUGs to a TV using either component or composite (maybe one module for each or if possible one that has both).

Module Multiplier:
A hub like thing for modules. donno if this will work due to the devision of power but it is an interesting concept for for those of us who might like to have 5 or maybe 6 modules. maybe the tripod mount could be used as stabilization.

Modu module:
I don't know if you are making this already but I think that there could be SO MANY beautiful possibilities.
For those that don't know what Modu is, goto modumobile [dot] com (it would be a link but they won't let me link yet due to spamming rules)

Cam Module with neck:
This might be a DIY project by modifying a standard Cam Module to have a long flexible neck for hiding in clothing. I'm weird with the fact that I can't have a camera in the open sometimes but still want pictures (I am a renaissance fair participant).

Laser Heat/Distance Module:
having a laser diode put into a module is easy and so is a burning laser diode but the harder one would be a heat sensing laser or a laser that can read distance. this might be in the DIY category but I am not familiar with the internal workings of those lasers so I don't know how difficult it would be to send the data back to the base.

Multi-touch Display:
preferably double wide but maybe one that is single and one that is double.

Industrial Infrared:
instead of commercial infrared, these can basically bounce around walls and down hallways for greater distance. I have had nice Universal remotes with this type of Infrared. use this with the double width touch screen and you could have a freakishly awesome universal remote control

Vibrator Module:
I am thinking of the alerting abilities - not the... pleasurable ones.

Retinal Scanner:
Hell why not. there is a finger print scanner, I thought I would mention this just for the hell of it even though I don't know who would buy it or why you would need as much security as retinal can provide. though cataloging retinas would be pretty cool.

Rotational Sensors:
for things like tilt or most anything that the wii-mote can do.
Feb 8, 2008 11:56pm
Tgeahre 8 posts

Topic: BUGmodules / The Teleporter

Please excuse my squirrely ignorance but what is the teleporter?

Feb 8, 2008 8:47am
Tgeahre 8 posts

Topic: BUGbase / Source for high-capacity MMC Micro cards?

I don’t completely understand why Bug can’t use SD cards or something newer then MMC (and less diverse). I get that it may be difficult to find non-proprietary parts for some things (thus the hiro-p edition & no onboard wifi) but isn’t the SD format an open format. no really tell me, I don’t know.

on another note though I had though I read a feed on a micro-sd to mmc converter. I am still searching my history for it but I think I saw one.
Maybe it was a very real wishful dream. it has happened before; a week or so ago I had a dream that I was in CES and they just gave me a BUG out of the blue… Then I woke up :(

Feb 7, 2008 3:55pm
Medium mcaric 64 posts

Topic: Meet & Greet / ...waiting in germany

No forensic department, but we are opening a mens clothing division so I will get to use manschettenknopfel in daily conversation. At last!

There is a lot of crossover between the languages that I’ve seen in my own experience. I never thought about homepage before, I think I would have attempted ‘hausseite’ first ;)


Feb 7, 2008 3:46pm
Tueksta 12 posts

Topic: Meet & Greet / ...waiting in germany

didn’t know that bug labs has a forensic department ;)

well, in germany it’s easy, whenever you don’t know the german word, you use the english one, most of the time it’s used anyway, and if not, it’s just cool new slang. some weird freaks try translating words like "homepage" with "Leitseite", which makes me think of nazi-germany, but not a word anyone would use of free will. So why translate it at all, when everybody understands the meaning of the word homepage in the first place.

you’ll probably understand what i’m talking about when you try to expand to new markets with foreign languages ;)

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