[NTLK] Newton Hardware Development and Newton Knowledge: Updates

From: Ryan Vetter <physicalconstants_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: Fri Mar 27 2009 - 16:12:17 EDT

So, as some may be aware, I have been working on getting internal wifi to work with the Newton (2000/2100). Doug Parker and I have teamed up on this, with some helpful advice from Sonny and a few others. We have all of the necessary parts, and are taking to installing it. We will know if internal wifi on the Newton is successful in a few weeks. If it works, we will share how to do it, and the parts are quite simple really, a wifi card that fits in a pc card slot and takes a cabled antennae that fits inside the Newton. This information will be released for non-commercial purposes, meaning no profiting from it (well, I am pretty sure that this clause is directed at only a couple lurkers out there, cough cough).

As for the MP 100 and OMP backlight, that project is ticking along too. I have purchased a test unit and will be looking for a source for backlight and inverter parts. If anyone wants to join the OMP or MP 100 backlight project, I can send you a username and password and give you access to the project site. All of our research, including a message board with a task list and files is located there.

As for Newton Knowledge, the Getting Up and Running is getting closer to being finished. I will be sending it in to a few List members for edits, should they want to participate. But I will need the blessing and permission of list members before releasing it to everyone, so you all don't have a choice! You have to consult with me on it first! ;)


Thank you,


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