Wow! Add a keychain float to it and it's the perfect remote control for a boat!!
At $450 full retail, it's a bit too pricey right now... Could prob get a rooted nook to work for a lot less.
The fusionbrain actually turned out extremely simple to work with (on my home laptop). Plugged fb into usb, installed drivers, installed the test software... Done. Only checked the discrete outputs -- haven't done anything with the inputs. I was a little worried I'd end up writing my own RR plug-in (oh great, more software to write), but... It's already done! Sonicxtacy02 wrote the RRFusion plug-in for RR. I checked it out with the little demo skin included -- it worked great! Extremely excited about how easy it is to work with.
With the control path figured out, I've started working on my own skin. Big buttons and hopefully good enough contrast for reading in full sun with my Xenarc. Gimp is working great as a graphic development tool. Right now focusing on building the graphics. Maybe in another month I'll have it skinned and ready for meaningful testing on the boatputer.