First Pics of Bug Labs Open-Source Hardware
Nov 02, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erick Schonfeld)
"I keep hearing more and more buzz about open-source hardware.
One of the most ambitious open-source hardware startups is Bug
Labs. The company is creating a Lego-like hardware platform that
tinkerers and engineers can use to create their own digital
devices. I visited their offices in New York earlier this week and
played around with a prototype. It starts with a BUGBase, which is
a general-purpose Linux computer about the size of a PlayStation
Portable, encased in white plastic. This has four connectors that
plug right into the motherboard. The company will also make a
variety of modules that can plug into the computer—like an
LCD screen, a digital camera, a GPS unit, a motion sensor, a
keyboard, an EVDO modem, and a 3G GSM modem..."