My youngest loves her My Pal, http://www.leapfrog.com/en/pag.....y_pal.html
But I was very disappointed that the options for customization are very limited.
Plus your stuck with only 2 choices for design.
As such, I want to make an open source custom MyPal app, it would need to integrate with speakers, microphone, and some sewable switches to trigger events[and perhaps some LED's].
The problem is, I have not been able to run across a system board flexible enough to handle everything I want...while at the same time low cost enough for anyone to play with.
So the Raspberry Pi is extremely promising...allowing me to bypass having to deal with system programming, and just code for linux. At 25$ it makes the project extremely feasible[obviously the more gpio pins and other inputs available the better...but worst case scenario USB can always be used for some functions]
Now my problem is that waiting till the Pi is released is killing me.
As such, from what I've read, the Roku 2 uses the same system on chip model...and even going with the high end 99$ one for a dev board isn't all that bad[after the Pi is released, I could always hopefully restore it and use it as a media player].
I was wondering if anyone has hacked around with backing up the system image on the roku 2 and replacing it with a more vanilla linux platform for hacking?