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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.]
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The [[ZipIt]] can be purchased from Radio Shack (The Source) 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... ==
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* 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: [[ZipIt Winxp NFS]]]
 
* 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]]
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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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'''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 replaceable (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