Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch
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Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by buttim on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:15 am

Is the Microtouch compatible with Rossum's Wikipedia app (http://rossum.posterous.com/wikipedia-homebrew-device-features-cortex-m0)?

As it turns out, this also runs just fine on the AVR based Microtouch classic hardware.
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by adafruit on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:43 am

this is a good question for rossum, we will try to summon him here!
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by rossumur on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:31 pm

Runs great; it will be on github this week.
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by buttim on Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:58 pm

Thanks. I definitely want one. The right occasion to congrat for the astonishing work.
Any suggestion for a micro SD size and speed? I mean that will fit the indexed english wikipedia file(s)
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by jasongullickson on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:06 am

rossumur wrote:Runs great; it will be on github this week.


Can't wait! :)
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by buttim on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:42 am

Sorry to bother, rossum, but I still cant find the Wikipedia reader source.
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by lilin on Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:48 am

Im waiting for this exemple too :)

I have some troubles to make text scroll.
The wikipedia reader seems to handle this very well !
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by buttim on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:10 am

5 weeks and still no Wikipedia reader source for the Microtouch on github.
I swear I'll be more cautious next time I buy something...
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by lilin on Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:48 pm

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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by buttim on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:51 am



Wow! Thanks, lilin. And thanks Rossum!
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Re: Wikipedia reader for the Microtouch

by buttim on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:53 pm



Seems like he didn't include the grinder tool to convert wikipedia's XML dumps, though.

As he said in his post on the Microtouch:
"An offline grinder tool converts xml dumps from wikipedia and other sources into a compressed text layout format that is digestible on a small device"

On github there's only a 64mb wiki.blb. Far from complete obviously
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