Five New BUGmodules!
After announcing the availability of BUGvonHippel, we’re excited to announce five new BUGmodules today: BUGprojector, BUGsound, BUGbee, BUGwifi, and BUG3g GSM.
Over the last few months, we’ve been searching for better ways to view pictures and videos on our BUGs without squinting at the BUGview LCD. So we tinkered with the idea of viewing it on something bigger — like the wall. That’s one of the many reasons we built BUGprojector, the mini DLP-based projector we developed in partnership with Texas Instruments. Now you can display video from your BUG as big as you want to see it.
BUGsound is for music lovers. With a 20-mm speaker, omnidirectional microphone and four stereo jacks for input, output, headphones and microphone, we’d like to think we can help inspire the next generation of hackers musicians. And with the onboard hardware codecs, you can also program BUGsound to act as an audio processing server.
If you have a great idea for using your BUG for short-range wireless applications, we’ve got the BUGbee 802.15.4 module and the BUGwifi 802.11 and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR module. Connect BUGs to WLANs, PANs, headsets and more, wirelessly.
Finally, for all the folks that have been asking for mobile BUG applications, we’re announcing the BUG3g GSM module, which provides your BUG the ability to connect to high-speed 3G cell networks.
All these new BUGmodules will be available by the end of this quarter, with pricing and shipping details to be announced in the coming weeks. We’ll also release additional tech specs, including schematics and gerbers, on our website and wiki. Several cool applications showcasing the capabilities of the new BUGmodules will be demo’d live at CES and uploaded to the BUG community soon.
We’re really excited to share this with you. I look forward to working with you all in 2009!