buglabs modular, hand held device
buglabs modular, hand held device
nov 04, 2007

buglabs modular, hand held device

an assembled bug

new york based company buglabs are currently developing an ‘open source, web-enabled, modular software and hardware platform’ named bug. the product takes an alternative perspective on the current drive of product convergence seemingly within all hand-held gadgets, from mobile phones to mp3 players.

buglabs modular, hand held device the bugbase

the device allows users to build any type of device they want through the configuration of the bugmodules on the bugbase. the bugbase itself is a fully programable and ‘hackable’ linux computer which will surely appeal to tech enthusiasts out there that ike to program homebrew applications for portable devices such as the sony psp or iphone.

buglabs modular, hand held device the bugmodules. clocwise from top: gps receiver, digital camera, lcd screen, motion sensor

the first wave of bugmodules to be released in q4 2007 include a gps receiver, digital camera/videocam, touch-sensitive color lcd screen and an accelerometer/motion sensor. further modules are to be released next year though I am somewhat skeptical to the appearance of a proposed teleportation module!

only time will tell upon its release whether the bug will perform any of its functions as well as its dedicated rivals.

via boing boing gadgets

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