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HA Dave

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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2010, 09:44:42 PM »

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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010, 06:24:38 PM »

o-o-o-o-h, me like. You make work, tell us how, OK?    :)%
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2010, 12:31:12 AM »

Well, I don't use AHP so I don't know if it has a web interface. If not it would be just as easy to use a remote desktop with these devices such as this guy:

http://www.mavromatic.com/?p=604
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2010, 02:11:31 PM »

I ended up snagging a Nokia n800 off ebay.

Here is a cool picture of what is possible:

http://www.smarthome.com/12811/interfaceGO-Nokia-Touch-Screen-Software-for-INSTEON-NK8/p.aspx

I finally got to play with my N800 a bit, as the one that I won didn't come with a battery, so I had to round one of those up.

Anyway...I just have to say WOW! The possibilities are endless!

This thing runs Maemo OS 2008, which is based on debian linux and is completely hackable!!

Pertaining to HA, it runs my Heyu frontend - domus.Link just fine in a web browser. It also has weather apps, chat, email, you name it...

I could probably also hack it to run the Julius speech recognition engine client tied to my NAS...

btw...a NAS and this little handheld can easily replace many things I was originally going to use X10 remotes and whole-house audio setups for:
   Streaming music, speech and VR, weather, alarm clocks, bedside controllers, table side controllers, wall mounted alarm panels, maybe universal A/V remotes (not sure about that yet)


Here is the open source website for its OS:
http://maemo.org/downloads/OS2008/

and its wiki page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N800


It has 128mb of internal RAM and 256mb of flash memory, but can take two memory cards (2x32GB SDHC = 64GB of storage!) which is can use for storage and some swapping memory.


I also bought 3 of it's predecessors (Nokia 770) from ebay for a total of about $15!! (The bids started at 99cents) The catch was that they were only booting up to a white screen. But Ive done some reading and am good with linux/unix. So I have a good shot of being able to get them running.


The Nokia internet tablet series is 770 -> 800 -> 810. After 810, they become Smartphones  :'
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2010, 07:25:17 PM »

pomp - whatr you going to use for a carrier?  will they take just about any SIM card then?

That'd be cool to have a linux based phone, that's cheaper than Android, to play with.
I refuse to learn Objective-C!   ;D
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2010, 08:05:51 PM »

These Nokia Internet Tablets are not phones. They are simply wifi devices. However they do have bluetooth so they can use the internet through your cell phone if your in a remote area. you can make internet calls through skype for example.

I plan to leave them at home scattered on various end-tables for easy HA control and internet kiosks.

They definitely blow away the 3com Audrey.
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2010, 02:26:35 PM »

These Nokia Internet Tablets are not phones. They are simply wifi devices.

thank you!
(Something else to look at on ebay now.......... )
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2010, 06:09:38 PM »

I control my house with macros through SSH on my Android phone. I already had the phone and the SSH application is free so it cost me nothing. However I want to put a touchscreen by the front door and for that I'm looking into:
- iPad
- Crunchpad (JooJoo)
- HP Slate
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2010, 07:19:38 PM »

I control my house with macros through SSH on my Android phone. I already had the phone and the SSH application is free so it cost me nothing. However I want to put a touchscreen by the front door and for that I'm looking into:
- iPad
- Crunchpad (JooJoo)
- HP Slate

Those are very large and expensive, and are meant to do full-on computing tasks, therefore may be overkill.

The internet tablets are centered around browsing the internet. Although they can do other things, they excel at browsing.

The internet tablets are affordable, a good size for either table-top or wall mount, and don't contain all the extra fluff that jacks up the price.
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2010, 09:48:51 PM »

aslamma2 has already grabbed the bull by the horns... or better said the ipad by its edges. He even has a video.
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2010, 11:44:49 AM »

aslamma2 has already grabbed the bull by the horns... or better said the ipad by its edges. He even has a video.

must be nice!!
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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2010, 02:05:51 PM »

must be nice!!

All touchscreens are nice! In My Humble Opinion.... touchscreens and voice command are the apex of Home Automation. And... if I remember correctly you created a Linux version of voice control (as well as a YouTube Video).
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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2010, 03:35:57 PM »

must be nice!!

All touchscreens are nice! In My Humble Opinion.... touchscreens and voice command are the apex of Home Automation. And... if I remember correctly you created a Linux version of voice control (as well as a YouTube Video).


What you would do here is run the voice recognition server on your HA server, and then run voice recognition clients on all these tablets scattered about your home:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEUeJb6Pwt4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-WNQFe-LM&NR=1
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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2010, 12:35:18 PM »

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Re: Internet Tablets
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2010, 01:48:30 PM »

Here is a new one:

Sony Dash:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882105439


Also, Sungale Cyberus is coming out with a new one soon that looks like a picture frame.
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