Friday, September 25, 2009

Nokias Speak & Spell

PUSH N900 is a competion organised by Nokia to promote its new N900 smartphone. Everyone is invited to come up with projects how you could hack or mod the N900 and its open-source Maemo operating system. You have to submit your idea by October 11th, a jury will then decide who will get a N900, funding and support to make them real. Hyper and Tinker it! were asked to develop some sample projects. Rethinking classic 80s products using the new Nokia N900. I love this project, Talk & Text.
A Nokia N900 and an Arduino are hidden inside this Speak & Spell. When you press a key, the Arduino detects which key you have pressed and sends that information over Bluetooth to the N900. So you can write and send a text message using a Speak & Spell.

Kinda big and clunky, but cool enough

The 2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge powered by 426hp 6.1L V8 engine, and features a 32-inch LCD, two Sony VAIO laptops, a PlayStation 3, Nespresso machine, and even a Vertu Constellation phone.
"A 32-inch electrically deployed LCD screen is integrated into the partition wall behind the front seats. It serves as monitor for the computer system with Sony Vaio notebook and Wireless LAN network for connecting additional notebooks to the on-board network and for connecting to the internet via UMTS. A Sony Playstation 3 game console plays Blu-ray movies and games such as the racing simulator Gran Turismo 5 in stunning clarity on the big screen, which can also display the images from the digital TV tuner. The large screen can also be used in split-screen mode to simultaneously monitor the images from the various external cameras.
The audio signals of the various sources are carried in highest perfection Dolby Surround by a sound system custom-designed for the Viano.
The equipment of the customized Viano can be completed with an exclusive mobile phone. The Vertu Constellation weighs just 140 grams (5 oz.) and features quad-band technology for use in 180 countries across the world. The housing is made from a fancy combination of stainless steel, scratch-proof sapphire glass and the same supple leather that covers the Viano Lounge interior.
BRABUS also provides on-board refreshments: A generously dimensioned refrigerator is part of the exclusive Lounge Concept equipment of the BRABUS Viano as is a Nespresso coffee maker of the latest generation...

pretty dope

even once had a job pouring tar up on the roof