Welcome to Nebula Creations LLC.

Nebula Creations was Boyd Edmondson's second company.  Boyd's first company is Nebula Software (www.NebulaSoftware.com).  Nebula Software is a Software Engineering contracting service company while Nebula Creations was a computer device manufacturing company.

Due to long term contracting with Nebula Software, Nebula Creations did not have time to bring its product to market.  So, this page is currently meant as another portfolio entry for Boyd Edmondson.

In 2004-09-09, Boyd decided to start Nebula Creations and create a product for commercial sale.  In about six months, a concept was created and taken all the way to a nearly complete prototype.  The hardware was 98% complete and the software development was about to commence when a large long term contract with Nebula Software took precedence and continued until 2014-01-01.

 Below are snippets of information to attempt to show the skills that Boyd Edmondson possesses.

The Nebula Creations' "Quasar" device specifications:

Company

Nebula Creations

Product Name

Interactive Display

Model Number

ID100

Description

High-End interactive display

Price

$5200

Dimensions

23” x 18.4” x 3.0”

Screen Dimensions

16.06” x 12.05”

Screen Diagonal

20.1”

Pixels

1600 x 1200

Colors

16,777,216 (8 bit)

Weight

30 lbs

Viewing Angle

170 Vertical

170 Horizontal

Storage Type

Hard Disk

Storage Size

80 GB

Connectivity

Media, USB 2.0, Network or wireless, CD/DVD (Read and Write)

Requirements

Shared internet network connection for advanced features

Setup

Plug in power cord, Press power button, Insert media

Typical Usage

Automatic slide show, content feed, advertising, kiosk

Supported Picture Formats

JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG

Supported Sound Formats

MP3, WAV l

Supported Movie Formats

MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV

Supported Other Playback Formats

Macromedia Flash, HTML

Supported CD/DVD Formats

DVD, VCD, Music CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Features

Slide show, Touch screen, Memo pad, Movie, Music, Internet, Software optimizations, Ambient light adjust, CD/DVD R/W, Audio/Video Out

Warranty

90 day return, 1 year manufacturer with return shipping paid

Fully Accessible Computer

Easy access to Windows XP Professional desktop, Install your own software!

Touch Panel

Capacitive (Ultra high quality and visibility)

Motherboard

VIA EPIA SP 8000E

CPU

800 MHz x86 compatible

Fanless

No cooling fan yields ultra quiet operation

RAM

512 MB

Video Enhancement

MPEG-2 decoder and MPEG-4 acceleration gives liquid smooth DVD movie playback

Hard Disk Drive

80 GB (Less than 5 GB used by OS and software)

RAID

Utilizes two hard disks at the same time for twice the read and write performance

Speakers

Custom designed internal audio system produces superb sound

Audio Out

S/PDIF RCA connector

Video Out

S-Video HDTV connector

Audio In / Video In (Video Capture)

Digitize videos from VCR or movie camera

TV Receiver

Watch air broadcast or cable television

FM Radio Receiver

Listen to FM radio

Wireless Network

802.11G

Wired Network

10/100

USB

High speed USB 2.0

Firewire

1394a (“Firewire 400”), 1394b (“Firewire 800”) devices are supported via included adapter cable, Synchronize with devices such as Apple iPod

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 1.2, 330 feet, Profiles:  HID (wireless keyboard/mouse), HSP (Headset), FTP (File Transfer), Synch (Personal Digital Assistant synchronization), Headphone feature via Bluetooth

IrDA

???, (*Candidate.  Only if easy/inexpensive solution to FIR motherboard connector.) Transmit to and receive from infrared devices

IO Panel Illumination

USB light on flexible cable with brightness dimmer to clearly see media slots

N-in-1 Media

Read and write (up to four media simultaneously), Supports:  Compact Flash Type I and II (CF-1, CF-2), Smart Media (SM), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS-PRO), Memory Stick DUO (MS-DUO), Memory Stick PRO DUO (MS-PRO-DUO), Micro Drive (MD), Multimedia Card (MMC), Secure Digital Card (SDC), MINI Secure Digital Card (MINI SD), xD Card (using included adapter)

CD/DVD

Read and write CD and DVD, Supports:  DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, Play audio and MP3 CD’s, Watch DVD Movies

Motion Detection

Via software processing of images from camera

Ambient Light Detection

???, (*Candidate.  Only if easy/inexpensive solution.)

Microphone

Record your voice for memos or for internet communications

Accessory Hook

Great place to hold your wireless Bluetooth headset

The process began with researching current competitive products and then creating the desired Nebula Creations Quasar specifications.  Designs grew from crude concepts to more and more advanced detailed specifications.  Here is an example of the progression:

Concept

Integrated display and computer, only one or two cords

 

Front

Front Aspect Ratio

Back

Back Profile

Top

Bottom

Left

Right

Inside Component Layout

Paper Model for Early Demonstration Purposes

Working Quasar Prototype