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jane

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external keyboard/mouse
« on: September 16, 2010, 10:22:42 am »
Is there a way (there better be) to hook up keyboard/mouse to the nanonote? If someone hooked up arduino, it must have SOME type of port...



darfgarf

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Re: external keyboard/mouse
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 10:46:10 am »
as with all annonote questions, you'll get more response if you send to the qi-hardware mailing list

...don't think so though, the reference board 2 or whatever it is has the usb host connected, for standard nano you'd have to connect something via the serial console/other gpio pins, something along those lines

eule

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Re: external keyboard/mouse
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 02:06:01 pm »
Ben Nanonote has no USB host, but the successor will.
Couldnīt you connect something to those pins on the Dingoo too?  ???

darfgarf

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Re: external keyboard/mouse
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 02:17:58 pm »
Ben Nanonote has no USB host, but the successor will.
Couldnīt you connect something to those pins on the Dingoo too?  ???
the version 2 reference board does, very few were made :P

the dingoo has some spare pins, but the only relistic ones are the serial console, so you'd need a converter from keyboard to serial keycodes, then make dingux use the serial console for systemwide input (or just display the serial consoles contents on the screen).   could be done, wouldn't really be of much use though

eule

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Re: external keyboard/mouse
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 02:39:56 pm »
Some modders might see some use, just imagine a really small keyboard sliding down from behind the Dingoo.  ;D
Or *drumroll* a gamepad... Those devices would need extra power though i guess? Not to mention the changes in emulators for 2 players.
USB host on a Nanonote must be cool, you have one of these?

darfgarf

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Re: external keyboard/mouse
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 02:50:51 pm »
i have a nano, but the productions ones don't have the host, only a few prototype boards, still even without host it's a sexy piece of kit, and can do an amazing amount for how big it is

 

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