Our next LUG meeting will be on 4:00PM Saturday, July 17th at the Al Ayam Media Center(for directions see Al Ayam Media Center Directions). the topic will be as follows:
The Chumby is a consumer electronics product with an embedded computer roughly resembling a small clock radio, it consists of a small touch-screen with a leather and plastic exterior. It uses AC power and turns off if unplugged and moved; a 9 volt battery connector is supplied for backup power. It comes in six colors. It is an embedded computer which provides Internet and LAN access via a Wi-Fi connection. Through this connection, the Chumby runs various software widgets. The Chumby runs on Linux.
The Apple iPad
I hope this product doesn't need much introduction. Under the hood it is running a Unix-Based operating system on an ARM processor. We will cover how to jailbreak this device and how to install a number of different open source applications on it.
The Microvision Laser Pico Projector
this is a portable projector that can fit comfortable in your pocket and is battery powered so provides full mobility. It uses a unique laser technology for projection that means the images is always in focus and can be projected on any shaped surface. The potential for this technology is very exciting and it will be fun to demonstrate the quality of this device to the group.