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- Repurposing an Ipaq 36xx
October 22, 2005, 1:28 pm
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I have a IPAQ 3635 with a broken digitizer but the LCD is fine.
What I would like to do is use it as electronic picture frame and have
it run a slide show. What I was wondering if is anyone has
accomplished this. I have read of people installing Linux on the
Ipaqs. What I want to do is strip it down to just having a slide show
and pictures. (Obviously minus the touchscreen input.)
Anyone know of a website with examples?
Re: Repurposing an Ipaq 36xx
If you really want to strip out everything but the minimal needed for
your slide show, you will need to redo the ROM. Unless you are good at
low-level (device driver and lower) programming, you will need to load
some sort of operating system. If you want to use a modified version
of Windows CE (the operating system used for Pocket PC, etc.) you will
need to use Platform Builder from Microsoft, which costs >$10,000 U.S.
(I don't use it, so I'm not sure).
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