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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
The [[ZipIt]] Wireless Instant Messenger is made by [http://www.aeronix.com/ Aeronix] and imported from China. The official site is at [http://zipitwireless.com ZipItWireless.com.] The [[ZipIt]] runs a custom IM app running under linux. The GPL/LGPL source code is [http://www.zipitwireless.com/linux.html available or documented.] However, the object file for Zipit binary is not available for re-linking so they are in violation of the LGPL license for glibc.
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The [[ZipIt]] Wireless Instant Messenger is made by [http://www.aeronix.com/ Aeronix] and imported from China. The official site is at [http://corp.zipitwireless.com/ ZipItWireless.com.] The [[ZipIt]] runs a custom IM app running under linux. The GPL/LGPL source code is [http://linux.zipitwireless.com/ available or documented.] However, the object file for Zipit binary is not available for re-linking so they are in violation of the LGPL license for glibc.
  
 
There is an active community of users working to extend the functionality of the [[ZipIt]]. This group maintains this wiki and a [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zipitwireless Yahoo! group.]
 
There is an active community of users working to extend the functionality of the [[ZipIt]]. This group maintains this wiki and a [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zipitwireless Yahoo! group.]
* '''Technical details''' of the [[ZipIt]] (hardware & software) can be found on the [[ZipItTechDetails]] page.
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* '''Technical details''' of the [[ZipIt]] (hardware & software) can be found on the [[ZipIt Tech Details]] page.
 
* Details on '''modifications''' you can make to the Zipit (backlight, flash menory, ports) [[Zipit Hardware Mods]]
 
* Details on '''modifications''' you can make to the Zipit (backlight, flash menory, ports) [[Zipit Hardware Mods]]
 
* Alternative '''software''' created by users is available [[ZipIt Software]]
 
* Alternative '''software''' created by users is available [[ZipIt Software]]
 
   
 
   
  
The [[ZipIt]] can be purchased from [[Radio Shack]] for $99 or  [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?tag=darrensautocropa&path=tg%2Fdetail%2F-%2FB0002XR9IQ%2Fqid%3D1101255239%2Fsr%3D8-2%2Fref%3Dsr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl23%3Fv%3Dglance%26s%3Delectronics%26n%3D507846 amazon] and other online retailers.
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The [[ZipIt]] might be purchased from Radio Shack (The Source) for $99 or  [http://www.amazon.com/K%252dByte-Zipit-Wireless-Instant-Messenger/dp/B0002XR9PO/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1222727970&sr=8-7 amazon] and other online retailers.  
  
 
== How To... ==
 
== How To... ==
* A frequently asked questions list is available at [[ZipItFAQ]]
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* A frequently asked questions list is available at [[ZipIt FAQ]]
 
* Add hardware features to your Zipit (e.g. backlight, clock, MMC/SD memory, etc.) [[Zipit Hardware Mods]]
 
* Add hardware features to your Zipit (e.g. backlight, clock, MMC/SD memory, etc.) [[Zipit Hardware Mods]]
 
* How to perform the 5-wire and 3-wire serial mods so you can alter the Zipit firmware: [[Zipit Serial Mod]] original website: http://aibohack.com/zipit/serial.htm
 
* How to perform the 5-wire and 3-wire serial mods so you can alter the Zipit firmware: [[Zipit Serial Mod]] original website: http://aibohack.com/zipit/serial.htm
 
* How to flash new firmware via serial connection [[ZipIt Serial Flash]]
 
* How to flash new firmware via serial connection [[ZipIt Serial Flash]]
 
* How to flash new firmware with no hardware modification over [[WiFi]]. (only works on Zipits with firmware versions before 2.01) [[ZipIt WiFi Flash]]
 
* How to flash new firmware with no hardware modification over [[WiFi]]. (only works on Zipits with firmware versions before 2.01) [[ZipIt WiFi Flash]]
* How to setup an NFS server for windows to update to any other distro for the zipit: [wiki:[[ZipIt]]/[[Winxp NFS]] [[Winxp NFS]]]
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* How to setup an NFS server for windows to update to any other distro for the zipit: [[ZipIt Winxp NFS]]]
* How to setup Adams software [http://www.elinux.org/wiki/ZipItAdamSoftware AdamsSoftware]
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* How to setup Adams software [[ZipIt Adam HOWTO]]
 
* How to compile new software for use on [[ZipIt]]: [[ZipIt Compile]]
 
* How to compile new software for use on [[ZipIt]]: [[ZipIt Compile]]
 
* Tutorial on developing applications for [[ZipIt]]: [[ZipIt Developer Tutorial]]
 
* Tutorial on developing applications for [[ZipIt]]: [[ZipIt Developer Tutorial]]
 
* Sample program to write to framebuffer: [[ZipIt Framebuffer Example]]
 
* Sample program to write to framebuffer: [[ZipIt Framebuffer Example]]
* How to connect to [[Wi FI]] networks from Linux command line: [[ZipIt WiFi Connect]]
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* How to connect to WiFI networks from Linux command line: [[ZipIt WiFi Connect]]
 
* Information about Audio on the [[ZipIt]]: [[ZipIt Audio]]
 
* Information about Audio on the [[ZipIt]]: [[ZipIt Audio]]
 
* What to do when you use the wrong power supply [http://www.openhardware.net/?title=Testing%20Dead%20ZipIt&dir=zipit&file=zipitKilledIt.html www.openhardware.net]
 
* What to do when you use the wrong power supply [http://www.openhardware.net/?title=Testing%20Dead%20ZipIt&dir=zipit&file=zipitKilledIt.html www.openhardware.net]
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http://www.elkgrovewireless.com/zipit/zipit.jpg
 
http://www.elkgrovewireless.com/zipit/zipit.jpg
== [[Zipit Comments Not On Yahoo]] ==
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== Zipit Comments Not On Yahoo ==
  
 
Additional [[Zipit Notes]]
 
Additional [[Zipit Notes]]
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'''July 2005'''
 
'''July 2005'''
 
* Greatly expanded information on installing the [[BURN3]] and [[OpenZipIt]] firmware, especially from Linux.
 
* Greatly expanded information on installing the [[BURN3]] and [[OpenZipIt]] firmware, especially from Linux.
* Many tech details have been moved to the [[ZipItTechDetails]] page in order to simplify this main page.
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* Many tech details have been moved to the [[ZipIt Tech Details]] page in order to simplify this main page.
  
 
'''June 2005'''
 
'''June 2005'''
* Added two How-Tos: [[ZipItWiFiFlash]] and [[ZipItCompile]]
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* Added two How-Tos: [[ZipIt WiFi Flash]] and [[ZipIt Compile]]
 
* A software-only firmware modification is outlined in the former link.
 
* A software-only firmware modification is outlined in the former link.
  
 
'''March 2005'''
 
'''March 2005'''
 
* Keep checking the Yahoo BBS for the latest current status
 
* Keep checking the Yahoo BBS for the latest current status
* The core Linux components are now replacable (including newer [[Busy Box]], telnetd etc). Also a way of reflashing a non-solder modified device has been found.
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* The core Linux components are now replaceable (including newer [[BusyBox]], telnetd etc). Also a way of reflashing a non-solder modified device has been found.
 
* Eventually a software-only SDK will be released (soldering not necessary if you are careful with subsequent reflashing steps)
 
* Eventually a software-only SDK will be released (soldering not necessary if you are careful with subsequent reflashing steps)
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== Orphaned Zipit pages ==
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The following Zipit pages were found orphaned. I've added links here. Someone more knowlegeable please move them to a more proper location (or remove them if they are not needed any more)
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[[ZipItV2 JTAG]]<br/>
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[[ZipItV2 UART]]<br/>
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[[ZipIt NFS WL-HDD25]]<br/>
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[[ZipIt To Do List]]<br/>
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[[Zipit Scan]]<br/>
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[[Delta_F]]
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[[Category:Zipit]]

Latest revision as of 06:00, 28 October 2011

Introduction

The ZipIt Wireless Instant Messenger is made by Aeronix and imported from China. The official site is at ZipItWireless.com. The ZipIt runs a custom IM app running under linux. The GPL/LGPL source code is available or documented. However, the object file for Zipit binary is not available for re-linking so they are in violation of the LGPL license for glibc.

There is an active community of users working to extend the functionality of the ZipIt. This group maintains this wiki and a Yahoo! group.

  • Technical details of the ZipIt (hardware & software) can be found on the ZipIt Tech Details page.
  • Details on modifications you can make to the Zipit (backlight, flash menory, ports) Zipit Hardware Mods
  • Alternative software created by users is available ZipIt Software


The ZipIt might be purchased from Radio Shack (The Source) for $99 or amazon and other online retailers.

How To...

Hardware Overview

  • Cirrus EP7312-CR-90 (ARM720T CPU running at up to 90MHz)
  • 2M flash - MX 29LV160ATxBC-70
  • 16M SDRAM - Hynix HY5V26D
  • 320x240x4 LCD (16 level gray scale)
  • Agere WiFi chip - WL600114LY
  • Wolfson Micro WM8751L Stereo DAC
  • LPC915 (8 bit uP)

http://www.elkgrovewireless.com/zipit/zipit.jpg

Zipit Comments Not On Yahoo

Additional Zipit Notes

External Articles & Reviews

http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8107883197.html http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/17/1416202&tid=100 http://www.elkgrovewireless.com/zipit/

Project Updates

July 2005

  • Greatly expanded information on installing the BURN3 and OpenZipIt firmware, especially from Linux.
  • Many tech details have been moved to the ZipIt Tech Details page in order to simplify this main page.

June 2005

March 2005

  • Keep checking the Yahoo BBS for the latest current status
  • The core Linux components are now replaceable (including newer BusyBox, telnetd etc). Also a way of reflashing a non-solder modified device has been found.
  • Eventually a software-only SDK will be released (soldering not necessary if you are careful with subsequent reflashing steps)

Orphaned Zipit pages

The following Zipit pages were found orphaned. I've added links here. Someone more knowlegeable please move them to a more proper location (or remove them if they are not needed any more)

ZipItV2 JTAG
ZipItV2 UART
ZipIt NFS WL-HDD25
ZipIt To Do List
Zipit Scan
Delta_F