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    I am the proud owner of a Treo 650! I don't move through palm devices quickly. My last device was a Treo 90, but now they are starting to pile up along with my cell phones.

    I am sure many people have found interesting ways to reuse their old palm devices.

    What did you do with yours?

    Lenny
    Ice Visor Deluxe--> Treo 90 --> Treo 650
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    Run 'em over with a forklift. LOL, just kidding. I donated some to charity, sold others when the models were still hot (in demand, not stolen hot), and still have some that I use for certain tasks.
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    I have sold my old Treo 180/270 on ebay. I never make what I paid for them but I get some money, and less junk around my house. If they are not in demand or you don't want to deal with ebay donating is always a good idea.
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    The ones I love..

    Visor Pro -> Visor Edge -> Treo 180 -> Treo 270 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> T|T2+SE T68i -> Treo 600 -> T-Mobile MDA -> Treo 755p -> Treo 800w -> Treo 755p -> PALM PRE -> Palm Pre 2 -> HP Palm Pre 3

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    I still have my Us Robotics Palm Pilot I somewhere.

    Unless it got trashed with my last office purge.

    *sighs* I do miss that little device.
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    One cell phone in trunk of each car, old Visors have dead power buttons in my top dresser drawer. Other cell phones were put up on eBay.
    (Did you know that even a cell phone with no service associated with it can call 911?)
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    I was thinking of seeing if my 600 had enough cpu to be a real time signal processor, maybe build it into a guitar. silly though, they make actual devices dedicated to just that task and they have to be way better than anything a treo600 can do even if the necessary software existed.
    ...
    I know, I can't find it anymore but I once chanced upon "user of the day" type link on seti@home site, and it was some college kids that filled their dorm room with old AppleII's, wrote their own networking protocol using the parallel ports, and they had all these AppleII's cranking away at seti@Home.

    Now I want to see a million 33mhz dragonball cpu's all connected via serial, all running some form of seti client.
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    I usually sell them or give them to relatives. However, I still have my old Vx... for some reason I just can't let go of that one!
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    Better yet... hold a yearly event based on the Burning man concept, where you sacrifice your 10 month old and thus laughably obsolete technology in a big fire.
    Maybe cause the fire by installing cpu overclocker software on all of the pda's and then set them all computing Pi or something, and pack them all together in a big solid brick and wait for the meltdown to develop.

    Or... develop an app that runs on Palm, which mimcks one cell in the old "life" program, or some newer variation of it, and figure out some way to use the serial port to let each cell sense all it's neighbors... oooh or the IR port better yet! *that's* probably actually doable. lay all the pda's out on the ground to cover a really large area even though they all touch each other.

    If we run power to all the pda's then the life code can let the pda charge itself a little whenever the life code says that the cell got some food or killed a neighbor etc...

    Might be neat to see a football field or two all flashing away.

    ok seriously.
    I'm thinking of your basic make them into dedicated devices like:
    leave one permanently connected to your cars diagnostic port.

    or use them as cadillac versions of data loggers and programmable controllers that are easier to program and have more features and built-in displays etc.
    One thing I was thinking is I have a server room that I keep air conditioned.
    The air conditioner is the only thing in the room that isn't plugged into the UPS for obvious reasons.
    The air conditioner has an unfortunate quirk where if it loses power it stays off when power returns instead of returning to it's last state.
    But it has an IR remote.
    Maybe I can have the pda learn the power-on and "64 degree" and "fan high" codes from the remote, and have the pda sit there next to the AC front panel and monitor the temp in the room somehow and turn on the AC whenever it gets hot after being off. This will also save me from when I myself use the remote to turn off the AC if I'm going to be in there working for more than a few minutes and forget to turn it back on.
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    Another cool idea is you can use a program on PalmOpenSource.com that will make any Palm OS device emulate a MatrixOrbital LCD. so you can strip the device and mount it on a server to display fan speeds, bandwidth usedm temp, or anything else you can program. it's a nice little hack.

    Timmay
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    The ones I love..

    Visor Pro -> Visor Edge -> Treo 180 -> Treo 270 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> T|T2+SE T68i -> Treo 600 -> T-Mobile MDA -> Treo 755p -> Treo 800w -> Treo 755p -> PALM PRE -> Palm Pre 2 -> HP Palm Pre 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    I usually sell them or give them to relatives. However, I still have my old Vx... for some reason I just can't let go of that one!
    That is what I normally do too..
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    I have owned just about every PalmOS Device and most PPC's, my wife has taken some hand me downs, mostly I sell on Ebay while the demand is high, and move on.
    Started with the Pilot, first model and now own Treo 650, Handspring Edge, Treo 600, and a original visor.
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    To the less fortunate they should go. Unused technology, no matter how old is wasted technology. Though it may not benefit you, it will greatly benefit someone else. I remember when I had to scrap up parts to make my 386 run, i had built most of my computers in the past from donated, traded or found parts. Now that I can afford to get some of the cool stuff that I like (toys toys toys), it is my turn to donate. I am gladly donating my treo 600 to my older brother in LA.

    I think there are two things that are important here. Passing down technology to someone who will need it. Passing down technology to someone who will appreciate it.

    Bla, too many thoughts, not enough time. I'll shut up now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grookes
    One cell phone in trunk of each car, old Visors have dead power buttons in my top dresser drawer. Other cell phones were put up on eBay.
    (Did you know that even a cell phone with no service associated with it can call 911?)
    Thats a good idea, leaving old cell phones in the car. Probably the day I will need my 650 to dial 911 will be the day it is still sitting on the night table. I think I would not be mindful enough to keep those old cell phones charged though..

    Lenny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blademonkey
    To the less fortunate they should go. Unused technology, no matter how old is wasted technology. Though it may not benefit you, it will greatly benefit someone else. I remember when I had to scrap up parts to make my 386 run, i had built most of my computers in the past from donated, traded or found parts. Now that I can afford to get some of the cool stuff that I like (toys toys toys), it is my turn to donate. I am gladly donating my treo 600 to my older brother in LA.

    I think there are two things that are important here. Passing down technology to someone who will need it. Passing down technology to someone who will appreciate it.

    Bla, too many thoughts, not enough time. I'll shut up now.
    I couldn't agree more. I 'refurbish' old computers for churches and NPOs and I see directly how it benefits them. A lot of times they further donate the equipment. I also collect old cell phones for women's shelters. Right now there is a need for computers and PDAs in the areas ravished by the tsunami. I say, of you're not using it, donate it, it's not worthless to someone who has nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grookes
    ...Did you know that even a cell phone with no service associated with it can call 911?
    Yeah, as long as they have power in them. Obviously the battery will have run out, but I suppose if you keep a matching power cord with each one.

    Probably better off in the glove compartment or under the seat, since if you are pinned in an accident or something, you might not have the luxury of getting out and walking around to the trunk.
    ~'kito

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