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What if instead of taking your 1-10 lb laptop to class to take notes you take something lighter that does not cost an arm and a leg.

What if you can take your home made hack to class and show off while being productive...

Picture this:

Keyboard + Portable storage unit

Maybe even one of those flexible portable keyboards hooked on to a little box that you can plug in a USB key to store the information you type. When you go back to your house plug the usb key into your computer, run your favorite office suit and fix the grammar errors if any.

All though this idea can be further exploited in to something much more lets say include a small LCD or one of those horizontal scrolling text things you see on airports.

Just an idea =)

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Don't cells/pdas now come with qwerty keyboards and apps?

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Don't cells/pdas now come with qwerty keyboards and apps?

Agreed my PDA has an attachment, and my HipTop has a QWERTY built in, both run Mobile Office. The PDA with attachment would set me back about 150$, though my HipTop about 500$

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I prefer the eeePC.

My thoughts exactly!

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WOW!! That was the best find ever (

) But it has mayor inconveniences it looks like it can be easy to fall behind on lectures.

But i was hoping to spark a future hack or maybe to get some feedback if there has ever been an attempt to make something like this... But hey its good and i might buy it.

Its good to take notes while we are with patients and the attending doctor\resident\specialist is discussing the case or explaining something. I like it.

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PS2 Keyboard + http://www.keyghost.com/ + Batteries = Small Recorder.

All you would have to do to retreive the info would be to plug it into a computer and dump the recorded keystrokes into like Word.

Though lack of screen would make it hard to get spellings correct. And it would be possible to type an entire days worth of notes only to have forgotten to replace the batteries and record nothing.

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EEE-PC + MS OneNote = Best Portable Note Taking Device Ever

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I am using a Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000, screen is 3,7" with 640x480 dots, full qwerty-keyboard, 400MHz strong arm cpu and only124 x 87 x 25 Millimeter size. Yeah, cool, always in my pocket !

This nice nifty thing is running linux (angstrom-distribution) running all needed tools for wireless hacking (even wireshark), full office (Abiword), E-Mail (claws-mail), pidgin, browser (dillo), IRC, multimedia and - most important - running a shell.

Take a look:

http://www.trisoft.de/slc1000.htm

Speed is as fast as a 1,2 GHz notebook with 256MB running Windows XP.

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Someone should make a mod using homemade + off the shelf parts. I can picture a roll up keyboard tied into an lcd that sits in an Altoids can with sd card inside to store the notes. Not sure how the wiring would go, but all you need is a little serial board that can just type text to the lcd, and write it to a file on the sd card. Not pretty or as convenient as a real device, but fun to have and maybe build. It would also be a cool way to break the ice in school with new people, while still being usefull.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/5a7f/ + altoids + sd card + lcd + serial/usb connection

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Someone should make a mod using homemade + off the shelf parts. I can picture a roll up keyboard tied into an lcd that sits in an Altoids can with sd card inside to store the notes. Not sure how the wiring would go, but all you need is a little serial board that can just type text to the lcd, and write it to a file on the sd card. Not pretty or as convenient as a real device, but fun to have and maybe build. It would also be a cool way to break the ice in school with new people, while still being usefull.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/5a7f/ + altoids + sd card + lcd + serial/usb connection

could try removing the keyboard as part of the setup and add in a usb port instead. allowing input with w/e you want. possibly some sound recording software as well.

an altoid can recording studio lol.

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