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BUG, the ‘Lego’ of gadgets

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From Bug Labs comes the BUG, a mix and match of electronic devices that allows you to build the gadget of your choice. For example, want a gadget with an LCD display and digital camera? Fine. Just attach the BUGview and BUGcam2MP modules and now you have the device you want. Want a GPS? Just attach the BUGlocate module. All you need is the BUGbase, which forms the foundation of the device and includes (unfortunately, no Wi-Fi):

* 532MHz ARM-based microprocessor
* Linux (programmable)
* 128MB of RAM
* USB
* Rechargeable battery
* Ethernet
* a small LCD with button controls

Its programmable and “hackable” Linux OS allows you to essentially add any features and functionality you wish. Programming skills are required. The BUGbase has 4 open module connectors for you to connect your desired BUGmodules to. The currently available modules are: BUGlocate (GPS), BUGcam2MP (camera), BUGmotion (motion detector and accelerometer), and BUGview (2.46″ 320 x 240 LCD); costing an early adopter price of $79, $69, $49, and $99 respectively. 81 more modules are in the pipeline. The BUGbase unit costs $299. Orders do not begin shipping until May, but you can buy the BUG set at Bug Lab’s Store.

See more photos and full specs of the BUGbase after the jump.

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BUGbase specs:
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Via: Uncrate




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