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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Bug Labs Releases I/O Hacking Module For Open Source

Bug Labs now announces pricing for their modular open source Products.

This is the story follow up on The Bug, that really cool open source modular gadget that's like an erector set for gadget driven adults.

You buy the modules and put it together to make one gadget. Then once your tired of that gadget you take it all apart and plug in other modules and make another.

We have just received pricing and an announcement about a new Hacking Module. The Von Hippel BUGmodule, named after the MIT professor adds an interface of inputs and outputs to the BUG. This will allow users to "hack" their BUG even further. The module will give you a I/O interface with this interface you can modify the system and really call your gadget your own.

The Von Hippel module should be available in the first quarter.

Buyers at present are offered a discount if purchased in the next sixty days

Pricing as follows:
* BUGbase $349 ($299 w/discount)
* LCD module $119 ($99 w/discount)
* GPS module $99 ($79 w/discount)
* Camera module $79 ($69 w/discount)
* Motion detector / Accelerometer $59 ($49 w/discount)

The Online store for The Bug will not open until Jan, 22

Bug Labs makes CES announcements