[PD] PDA suggestions

Alexandre Matheson amatheso at alcor.concordia.ca
Tue Mar 29 19:45:07 CEST 2005

Quoting derek holzer <derek at x-i.net>:

> hello Alexandre,

> if price is an issue for you then you might consider getting an IPAQ. 
> I'm running PDa on a 5000 series IPAQ (5550 to be precise), but you can 
> get older ones with slightly different hardware pretty cheap these days. 
> See my install notes here:
> http://iem.kug.ac.at/mailinglists/pd-list/2005-03/026706.html
> Any MIDI you do would have to be over the serial port, but I am sure 
> it's possible. Same with the Stamp chip. See here for some stuff on 
> external control of PDa:
> http://gige.xdv.org/pda/ICMC2003.pdf
> I don't know much about the Zaurus ones (except that they're pricey), 
> but I think both Guenter and IOhannes have them, so maybe they will give 
> a shout out here soon.
> Last thing is that there's probably not much technically preventing PDa 
> from being compiled for windoze, so if you can hack that then you could 
> run it on the operating system of the beast. ;-)

> best,
> derek

I had the feeling you would be the first one to reply on this subject ;)

do you run familiar on the Ipaq or is there a better option?
> Alexandre Matheson wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm planning to purchace a PDA but have a couple of questions. I will be 
> > using PDa on it(http://gige.xdv.org/pages/pd/) so it must have a linux
> based 
> > os. I was thinking of geting something from the sharp Zaurus line 
> > OpenZaurus.
> > 
> > the SL-C3000 would be sweet but the os has not been completely 
> to 
> > english and is a bit pricey. http://www.bargainpda.com/
> > default.asp?newsID=237
> > 
> > the SL C1000 seems to be my best bet
> > 
> > I was wondering if midi was available on these devices. Also I would 
> > PDa to be able to communicate with a basic stamp.
> -- 
> derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl
> ---Oblique Strategy # 2:
> "A line has two sides"

Alexandre Matheson

Concordia University Electroacoustic student
freelance boom operator

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