[Backlog] Crazy features for possible future projects


#1

Similar to the great thread by @pauliunas, this thread should act as a small backlog for the community and Eve to just draw from a pool of crazy ideas for future projects.

If you’ve got an cool idea for a (maybe not even feasible) crazy feature that doesn’t fit into the current project (Current Project: Pyramid Flipper), then just post it here. When the time comes, we as the community or Eve might come back to it :slight_smile:
Please note, that your idea might be summarized, but I’ll try to provide a link to it anyways so people can read your original great idea :slight_smile:

On that note - here comes the list (will be updated with more entries once they come in)

  • Extreme Battery Life (by @iKirin) : Most projects of Eve tried to get a damn nice battery life for their devices. The T1 sported 9-11 hours of battery life. This idea revolves around making the device bigger (read: thicker) as it might already be, and add a bunch of extra weight for another battery to get maybe even more battery life like 15 or even 20 hours out of a device.

  • [‘Performance Mode’] (http://eve.community/t/cpu-poll-core-m-vs-core-i5/807/86) (by @AntonyTerence): Basically, a device is normally designed not to get hotter than X degrees C (usually to also limit power consumption and make it not too hot). There could be a ‘performance mode’ where the temperature limit is set higher so we can squeeze out extra performance, while still making sure the other components are not damaged.

  • [Dual Camera] ([Backlog] Crazy features for possible future projects) (by @AntonyTerence): Dual-Camera to allow some neat things like switching focus or whatever can be implemented with it (Wide-Lens camera and normal-lens e.g.)

  • [Keyboard with second Screen] ([Backlog] Crazy features for possible future projects) (by @nawthor & @SombreSire): A E-Ink Display or similar on the keyboard - or just a touch-sensible display as second-keyboard (with E-Ink this would literally take nearly no power and be customizeable - but the feel for typing will probably be pretty bad)

  • [True x86 on a mobile device] ([Backlog] Crazy features for possible future projects) (by @AntonyTerence): First that comes to mind is a cellphone, but also a small tablet with true x86 (read: Full Windows 10 or Ubuntu or whatever) would be quite impressive.

  • [Keyboad with Battery, Speakers & Ports] ([Backlog] Crazy features for possible future projects) (by @AntonyTerence): Simply a keyboard (for mobile devices) that is connected to the device and acts as hub, has a nice battery (that could power the hubs), and decent speakers.

Idea for making a backlog-feature thread goes to @Konstantinos. I just wrote down some of the crazy ideas I found from other cool people on this community :slight_smile:


#2

Dual camera for extra effects and it is thinner than a single camera module.


#3

An E-ink display in the keyboard, as suggested by @SombreSire might be used in future projects.


#4

Is it thinner? I think it wouldn’t add much in image quality while it would increase the cost and reduce the space for other components.


#5

Just an idea, no more than that.
What about an eve phone, an x86 phone that can run desktop apps?


#6

Extreme Battery Life - I like that! It shouldn’t be much heavier and bulkier though

‘Performance Mode’ - could be cool but may be difficult to implement software wise for such a small team like Eve has.


#7

That should be IMO said in this topic :wink:


#8

Why not a thick keyboard with a huge battery, amazing speakers and a few USB ports.
This better be implemented in the PF. If not, it’s in the backlog at least.


#9

Another thing I’d like to see is a keyboard that’s just a second screen. With proper software to customize it, it could try and pave way for a new type of keyboards.
I know it’s not for everyone, but most people are accustomed to writing on touch screens, so I can see it possibly become a thing.


#10

there was this concept, where bubbles could pop up from a touch screen, making it a true keyboard. Forgot where I saw it, though.


#11

Much thicker is not usually necessary - 5mm would suffice to put in a huge amount of battery (that could not be changed most likely). Weight however is a bit different, since batteries are usually quite heavy iirc, so a device with such a huge battery would likely be a bit heavier than usually at that size.


#12

@iKirin There were recently more ideas:

  1. [quote=“smayonak, post:1, topic:1231, full:true”]
    I have heard rumors about a new touchscreen technology known as ClearOhm. According to rumor, it uses silver nanoparticles instead of Indium Tin Oxide or copper. The result is a slightly cleared, less discolored screen. According to the manufacturer, ClearOhm supposedly offers lower costs and better performance:

http://www.cambrios.com/technology3

I don’t know how much of that is true, but it looks like a promising technology!
[/quote]
Source: http://eve.community/t/a-better-touchscreen-layer-clearohm/1231?u=artur

Source: http://eve.community/t/daylight-readable-long-battery-life-transflective-display/1215/15


#13

Ah, that idea of mine was posted a long time ago :slight_smile: it’s way older than this thread. But I think this is just for feature ideas… I had opened a thread for whole projects some time ago, but maybe these should be joined together. The line between these threads is too blurry. And I have tons of exams now, so can’t really keep it up properly :frowning:


#14

for extreme battery life you should look at the girl that created a superconductor which allows you to theoretically charge your phone for 20s and it lasts the whole day.


#15

Never heard about that. Could you give me a link for it? :wink:


#16

I love the idea, read an article about it back in the day, however main problem is manufacturability and what disadvantages this tech has that are not shown - price, thermal output, ressources that might get used, processes that can’t be automated (thus increasing the price).
Also reliability and not destroying the cells are important!


#17

It’s not a superconductor, it’s a supercapacitor. The idea is good, but it’s not in mass production yet. And it isn’t very practical either, because from what I know it can become quite hot when charging.


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