From: Sean McGrath (sean at domain hdl.ie)
Date: Thu 20 May 1999 - 09:37:35 IST
joe at domain wombat.ie wrote:
> I'm doing some techincal specing on a mad project that was dreamed up after
> far too much beer in the Porterhouse one Friday night.
> Aoife (who is know to some of us here) is going to Africa on a 3 month
> mission to.. actually I don't know what it is shes doing exactly... walk
> about or something.
on a truck trip round africa. Yes a truck. A bus on those roads
wouldn't be too much fun. She starts off in Kenya.
> Anyway: we want to have a web site with a daily travel log including photos
> taken from a digital camera. The main bits of equipment we need for this is
> the following:
> (1). Motorola Iridium portable handset
> (2). Some sort of PDA / computational device with keyboard
> (3). Digital camera
> (4). GPS
> (5). Solar charger
> Most bits are stright forward. However what I need advice on is item (2).
> Everything needs to fit on a belt. Item (2) must be to download photos from
> the digital camera and zap them by email or whatever via the Iridium
> satellite phone (2400bps should be possible with Iridium).
> A Linux "box" would be perfect. However how small a device can Linux run on.
> Must have Keyboard and RS232 for camera and must be power efficient. A Psion
> machine might also do the trick.
> If anyone has direct experience with this kind of setup I would love to hear
> from them.
It'd need to be fairly rugged as well. Knowing the girl she's likely
to dump it around the place (she is a bit of a techy though).
Can we get dodgeyphone/ericcell to sponsor ?
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