YBOX – turns a TV into a simple, web configurable “Dashboard”

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YBOX – turns a TV into a simple, web configurable “Dashboard”

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Gnomic sent in this device that turns a TV into a simple, web configurable “Dashboard” – “YBox is a prototype/proof-of-concept for an ultra-cheap, always on, internet appliance that attaches to a standard TV set. The YBox is like Konfabulator for TV, turning TV into a platform for helpful, easy-to-read, live internet “channels”. It was Created for Yahoo’s first open “hack day”, Hackday 2006, where it took 2nd place.”Link.

Hmm, I hope they release the schematics/source when/it’s complete. Nice Altoids case!

6 thoughts on “YBOX – turns a TV into a simple, web configurable “Dashboard”

  1. jhickner says:

    It looks like they’re using an xport for the ethernet, and is that an atmel avr chip in there? But what are they using for the video-out?

  2. ddh819 says:

    I’d like to get my MediaMVP to do these things.

  3. gnomic00 says:

    Some more info – appearently the maker did part of this as a thesis that can be found at http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~molloyd/research/YBox_Research_Liam_Frawley_DCU.pdf

    unfortunately, I haven’t found the hardware schematics just yet, but I know that I’ve seen part of solution somewhere… stay tuned.

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