[maemo-community] OpenDesign N900

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Mon Jan 11 07:30:40 EET 2010
  ----- Original message -----
  From: "Timo Pelkonen" <peltsip at gmail.com>
  To: "List for community development" <maemo-community at maemo.org>
  Subject: Re: OpenDesign N900
  Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 07:02:37 +0200

  2010/1/9 Qole <qole.tablet at gmail.com>

    On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Timo Pelkonen <peltsip at gmail.com>

      2010/1/7 chemist <chemist at dostortugas.org>

        Hey folks,

        after reading several posts about the crap backpanel I
        came to the idea
          to ask the community for a redesign ...


        Maybe Nokia is interessted in it and will provide us with
        the drawings
        to start from. This way maemo.org would expand to
          opendesign hardware as well as opensource software...


        Ruediger Schiller


      I am pretty sure that nokia won't send a model of theirs...

    It would be great if they would!

    I think it would be a wonderful good-will offering to the open
    source community to share some of their hardware designs with us,
    too! This one isn't really a big deal, is it? Nothing
    super-proprietary or secret?

    Last year, the Maemo division was formed to handle both software
    AND hardware for Maemo devices. Can we start to see some opening
    up of the hardware side, now, too?


   There are issues like competition in accessory markets. So the main
  question is, will the original model leak to internet for public
  access? Giving an exact 3d-model to sweat shops is a bit like doing
  ~15 hours charity work for them (14 hours is an old magical number
  for design duration per part). One cnc -machiner with 3d-model
  creates a program for moulds in a hour or two, machine does its work
   But it is up Nokia to decide if the risk is worth the reward.
   Any way I am doing my work mostly with solidworks (soon 2010
  -version) and if this gets started, I can help too.
   Ossipena / Timo << 2.dat >>

  Very cool Timo-- I am a SolidWorks guy myself, but am unable to
  upgrade past 2002 version.  Dabble in Alibre CAD (free version) a bit
  too, and used to do 3D using PTC and AutoCAD as well.

  Randall (Randy) Arnold
  maemo.org community council

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