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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
01-26-2008, 01:40 AM
This may be more of a tease since it looks like I bought the last one. (at least till they restock)

It appears that the headset from the Spycar (http://www.shopwildplanet.com/prod/WPT70133.html) is quite hackable and also sold seperately (http://www.shopwildplanet.com/prod/WPT70133-HEAD.html)

It's an easily hackable (http://jakeofalltrades.wordpress.com/2007/09/30/25-head-mounted-display/) bw composite video display that is worn over one eye.

I've been shooting for a way to create a portable propeller setup for under $50. I think I finally did it.

Propeller Protoboard $20.00
Palm Keyboard $00.37
bw video headset $25.00

OBC

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New to the Propeller?

Getting started with the Protoboard? - Propeller Cookbook (http://ucontroller.com/Propeller%20Protoboard%20Designs%20for%20the%20Beg inner.pdf)
Got an SD card? - PropDOS (http://www.orrtech.net/propdos/)
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Bean
01-26-2008, 01:49 AM
Too bad the headset is out-of-stock :(

Bean

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Baggers
01-26-2008, 02:41 AM
yeah too bad :( nice find though :)

Harrison.
01-26-2008, 03:16 AM
I believe the manufacturer of the headset has/had a contest that involves coming up with a cool idea for the headset. It seems they really like the idea of people buying the headset just to hack it into a NTSC/PAL display. The prize was a few free headsets.

Drone
01-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Cool, Unfortunately these aren't practical if you (like me) wear glasses. After a quick search it seems the whole spy video car kit is available for around $60USD.

David

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
02-01-2008, 12:46 AM
Just arrived this morning... Looking forward to cracking it open tonight..

Included were two candy suckers with some Toy ads. :) Guessing they figure that
it might make up for the fact that someone had to order a replacement because it
broke on some kid. :) <smirk>

Not sure if I'm actually going to be able to use it, as my cataract surgery has left
me with distance vision.. Figure that someone will want it if I can't use it.

OBC

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New to the Propeller?

Getting started with the Protoboard? - Propeller Cookbook (http://ucontroller.com/Propeller%20Protoboard%20Designs%20for%20the%20Beg inner.pdf)
Got an SD card? - PropDOS (http://www.orrtech.net/propdos/)
A Living Propeller FAQ - The Propeller Wiki (http://propeller.wikispaces.com/)
(Got the Knowledge? Got a Moment? Add something today!)

simonl
02-01-2008, 01:02 AM
Darn; makes me wish I had TWO good eyes LOL

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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
02-01-2008, 10:54 AM
Very functional b/w eye display.. Forget trying to get the 40x25 driver working, but several games worked just fine. Even the text in frogger is readable. The tv_text driver works very well and is easily visible with the 7 line setting.

I'm pleased with the purchase.. Now if they would re-stock... :)

OBC

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New to the Propeller?

Getting started with the Protoboard? - Propeller Cookbook (http://ucontroller.com/Propeller%20Protoboard%20Designs%20for%20the%20Beg inner.pdf)
Got an SD card? - PropDOS (http://www.orrtech.net/propdos/)
A Living Propeller FAQ - The Propeller Wiki (http://propeller.wikispaces.com/)
(Got the Knowledge? Got a Moment? Add something today!)

rjo_
02-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Actually, if you consider it... with Femto Basic and about 15 dollars more (for the SD Card adaptor from you know who), you also have a complete development environment. Let's see some pictures of the whole ball of wax:)

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
02-02-2008, 06:11 AM
Got Femto running on it, PDA keyboard and all..

OBC

Sadly, it looks like I bought the last one... :( The link to the headset has
been completely removed from their website. Perhaps we will make
headway with that $20 portable DVD player mentioned in another thread.
Last check they still had 400+ units left. Plenty for all..

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New to the Propeller?

Getting started with the Protoboard? - Propeller Cookbook (http://ucontroller.com/Propeller%20Protoboard%20Designs%20for%20the%20Beg inner.pdf)
Got an SD card? - PropDOS (http://www.orrtech.net/propdos/)
A Living Propeller FAQ - The Propeller Wiki (http://propeller.wikispaces.com/)
(Got the Knowledge? Got a Moment? Add something today!)