The Amstrad E3 is a cheap (£14.99 at the time of writing) videophone, which runs Linux.

More info:

External links:

Simple Serial Cable:

In case other people are as useless as I am at building serial cables - here is the pin out I'm using to connect my E3 to a 9-Pin D serial port on my PC.

Or you can use a level shifter, a universal (i.e. E2/E3) design is available here

Or, if you're handy with a soldering iron Serial_cable_for_the_paranoid provides some over-voltage protection for the E3.

TheEarthWiki: E3 (last edited 2013-09-16 22:12:48 by JonathanMcDowell)