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From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon Nov 1 15:25:46 2004

On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 09:07:47AM +0000, Stan Barr wrote:
> Hi,
> Ron Hudso said:
> > ( .)v(. ) [my beady eyes crossing trying to read 80x24 off a watch]
> >
> I get the same effect reading the screen of the Cybiko I use as a
> portable terminal...even a 4x6 font won't get 80 columns on it's
> 2-inch screen though!

Hey... another Cybiko user. I picked up a couple a couple of years ago
for $0.01 on eBay (plus $12 S&H, so it balanced out). Unfortunately,
one of the batteries in one of the units was utterly hosed, and the batteries
cost more than I paid for the unit (wierd, rectangular F-6? sized NiMHs).

My purpose in getting two was to play with one as an RF base-station/internet
repeater, so what I guess I'll (eventually) do is to remove the F-6 batteries
from one, remove the back cover, and use it with standard AA-sized NiMHs as
a non-portable unit.

In the meantime, I've used my portable Cybiko as an eBook reader, and a few
other trivial tasks.

Fun little toy - especially fun is the Atmel microcontroller in there along
with the main processor.


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