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ianpollock
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Bluetooth file server Reply with quote

HI all,

I need some help, I am an artist an am looking for someone to help me with a bluetooth file server. I imagine something that will look for bluetooth devices, connect with them and send a file. Ideally this thing would be self contained and solar powered and cheap to produce.

any ideas?
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Alan
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Bluetooth file server Reply with quote

ianpollock wrote:
HI all,

I need some help, I am an artist an am looking for someone to help me with a bluetooth file server. I imagine something that will look for bluetooth devices, connect with them and send a file. Ideally this thing would be self contained and solar powered and cheap to produce.

any ideas?


Hi Ianpollock,

What is cheap? A laptop, solar panel, battery and invertor would do the trick (for the hardware). It would be under $1000. Is that over your budget?
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Nginuity
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to check out running FreeNAS with a webserver installed....

Use it for your fileserver stuff, since that is it's main operation, and attach a web front end.

I would install FreeNAS on a Compact Flash card...that way the drives aren't spinning just with OS functions. It would also be a huge power savings, because there are no spinning motors, and a lot less heat, so less fans.
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ianpollock
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: gadget Reply with quote

I like the idea of the compact flash. The laptop would certainly work, but i am hoping that one could build it al smaller. the flash memory aslo seems better in terms of power consuption. How do you make this program run on a flash memory? Any advice?
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ianpollock
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: http://www.consola.org/ Reply with quote

actually the program i would like to run is here http://www.consola.org/. it pushes files out to nearby phones. i ran it with a BT dongle on a laptop and it works perfect. now i am trying to figure out how i could make a small portable device out of it. any suggestions?
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