Well, nothing crazy here. I just built up a GPS unit one for my friend to use when flying. The only unusual thing is that I used a low power Garmin GPS-35 LVS. I spliced the power cable to get juice from the PS/2 port so there are no extra batteries to lug around. It's a nice and small unit. Now that that is done I'm working on the full up portrait mode support. I've been trying to find a way to force a registry refresh or unload-load the pen drivers after the portrait/landscape mode has been switched with pivot. Haven't had time to work that one completely out yet. The 1200 is on the big end for a kneeboard mount, put it is do-able. The CF-01 is the perfect size for that, but the daylight vis on the 1200 seems to be a lot better in my opinion (and it's a lot cheaper).
This weekend I made my 3 1/2 little girl real happy when I used a wireless connection and netmeeting to stream a cartoon to the 1200. She walked around the house and was watching a little TV show. Audio quality wasn't the best, so I downloaded Media Encoder and am giving that a shot - we'll see if I can optimize the compression for streaming a bit.
I take a lot of digital pictures of the kids. When I took my daughter to a B-day party, I used the 1200 to offload the CF after it filled up, so I could take more pictures. Side benifit was that I got show the kids the pictures that I had taken. I think the dads liked that better than the kids did.
As a side note, my dad wanted USB on the one I got for him, so I orderd a port replicator. Before I send it out to him, I'm going to crack it open and see if I can trace the wires that go to the USB ports. I'll let ya know how it goes.
And, after some detective work, I'm getting my hands on the development software for the programmable Hot Pad on the stylistic. Should be here by the end of the week. I'll post 'em once I get 'em.
Has anybody found a off-the-shelf case for this thing? I lugged mine to Office Depot and Walmart - the closest match I could find was some CD holders.
I've told my friends and family about the 1200 - they've already told me to buy 4 more (they are paying) and configure them so they can have one.