- The BUGbase uses a bus with four module slots. Each module has a base size of 2 x 2-inches (meaning the BUGbase itself is ~4 x 2-inches).
- Multiple BUGbases can be physically conjoined and communicate wirelessly for greater than four simultaneous devices, but there is no system for bus expansion of a single BUGbase.
- While it can charge via USB, there's also a backup power input should you use the USB for an external peripheral.
- Bug settled on MMCmicro instead of microSD because it's open source. We're torn about this one. We get it, but really, who the hell has any MMCmicro cards laying around?
- Yeah, that's a standard camera mount you see on the side. Nice addition.
- The modules we looked at included a display, GPS receiver, motion detector, digital camera, and 3G radio. Obviously those are just a few listed on the site.
- The LCD module apparently uses the exact same QVGA LCD panel as the iPod classic. If that matters at all to you.
- The module plastics are colored according to purpose: input, output, or input-output. For example, the light blue modules are output only (like the 3G module above); dark blue modules are input-output (like a touchscreen), while white modules are input only (GPS receiver, etc.).
- Yeah, they made a Hiro Protagonist reference.
- Still no price / exact launch details, but we're obviously getting close.
Bug Labs BUGbase and BUGmodules hands-on
Bug Labs BUGbase and BUGmodules press shots