Five New BUGmodules!

We’ve got a lot to talk about today as we get ready for CES, which starts tomorrow in Las Vegas. We’re taking everything to the Sands Expo, booth #IP209, including the (Test) Kitchen sink!

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.

Full details of our announcement can be found here, and photos of the BUGsound module can be found in our Flickr gallery.

We’re really excited to share this with you.  I look forward to working with you all in 2009!

Peter

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12 Responses to “Five New BUGmodules!”

  1. poswald Says:

    This is great news Peter! All of these new modules really start to show the promise of the platform. Wish I could visit you guys at CES. Have fun out there.

  2. Bug Labs introduces new BUGmodules - Hack a Day Says:

    [...] makes modular electronics that allow you to build your own tech doohickeys quickly and easily, has announced five new modules: BUGprojector, a mini DLP projector developed in conjunction with Texas Instruments, which sounds [...]

  3. Nathan Neulinger Says:

    Will the Bug3g support sending or receiving pages over GSM networks, or just data services?

  4. turn.self.off Says:

    do the bluetooth in the bugwifi support a2dp?

    and when can one expect a larger screen? the current one is a bit small for some potential uses of bugwifi and bug3g.

    oh, and one is really starting to run out of module sockets ;)

  5. Querystring » Bug Labs introduces new BUGmodules Says:

    [...] makes modular electronics that allow you to build your own tech doohickeys quickly and easily, has announced five new modules: BUGprojector, a mini DLP projector developed in conjunction with Texas Instruments, which sounds [...]

  6. supershwa Says:

    Ooooh too cool. Can’t wait to get my hands on these new toys!

    Any pricing available yet, or an ETA for sales launch?

  7. Bruce Hopkins Says:

    Hi,

    Does the Bluetooth module support JSR82?

    thanks,

    Bruce

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