[LAU] [OT] Open Source Portable Recorder?

Alf Haakon Lund alf at mellomrommet.no
Wed Jan 9 17:39:03 UTC 2013

On 09. jan. 2013 05:46, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Mon, January 7, 2013 9:42 am, Johannes Kroll wrote:
>>> On Sun, January 6, 2013 5:57 am, Johannes Kroll wrote:
>>>> Hi all!
>>>> This is kind of off-topic here but I thought if there is such a thing,
>>>> some of you guys might know.
>>>> I'm looking for an audio recorder where the firmware and/or the
>>>> hardware is hackable. Ideally, this would be similar to the Tascam
>>>> DR-05 in price and features, but with free/libre firmware and
>>> hardware.
>>>> Maybe someone knows of such a project?
>>>> Alternatively, is any of the "closed" devices such as the Tascam DR-XX
>>>> known to have modifiable firmware?
> If you really want to hack from scratch... here is a starting point:
> http://compulab.co.il/products/computer-on-modules/cm-itc/?gclid=CJ3q9tmv2rQCFal_Qgodu2IArw#overview
> The size is right... but it does not come with a display though the
> driving stuff is there. The price is a little higher though $98... if you
> buy 1000. double for 1 only :P
> This one might be better, Cheaper for one:
> http://compulab.co.il/products/sbcs/sbc-x300/#overview
> They are $40 each for 1000... triple for one. It has a touch screen
> interface, but I would guess you could do with out. It has key interface
> and all you need are a few LEDs for some of the uses you mentioned. I has
> mic in and headphones out (1-ip, 2-op), USB both ways, host and slave,
> ethernet, com ports, wifi (some of this stuff may cost extra :) etc.
> Both of these modules say the run linux, but the top is atom based and I
> think you could just load something like ubuntu (for example) off of a USB
> stick. The second one you may need to buy the loader because it is not an
> x86 type cpu. It looks like the linux package is a free download as are
> all the docs... you could look through the docs on a number and decide if
> they are any good before you buy one. May even be able to test it on a
> virtual machine.
> The gumstix I mentioned before are definitely more costly as they start at
> $130 without interfaces. (from what I can tell) They do have some plug and
> play systems though.
> Speaking of plug and play:
> http://compulab.co.il/products/computer-on-modules/cm-t3730/
> plus this:
> http://compulab.co.il/products/handheld-computers/em-t3730/
> Gives you the whole unit minus case, touch screen and everything. I think
> it is basically a smart phone.

All of those links made me think of Raspberry Pi, 
http://www.raspberrypi.org/ - maybe it, too could fit this purpose?


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