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8-bit touch-sensitive handheld

Computers & Mobile Technology

Peter, from Rossum’s Posterous, asks the musical question:

Can you make an iPhone out of an AVR? No. Can you get a surprising amout of functionality out of a humble 8-bit processor and a cheap touch LCD? Yes.

AVR homebrew device with iPhone aspirations [via Peter Horvath’s Twitter feed]

2 thoughts on “8-bit touch-sensitive handheld

  1. Michael C says:

    Fantastic results. I’m impressed that he did all that with a 12MHz 8-bit device, and glad he stuck with it and showed what could be done instead of just switching to a higher powered device.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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