Re: Where can I buy miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapters i n Canada?

2009-12-23 Thread Brolin Empey
I finally got the hardware needed to charge my FreeRunner while using it as
a USB host from DealExtreme.  Digi-Key has at least some of the USB parts I
needed too, including the microUSB-m→USB-A-f cables I asked about in another
thread.  I photographedhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/brolin_empey/4209835527/my
desk after using Cygwin on my Windows Vista PC to ssh to QtMoko v14 on
my
FreeRunner via a USB→Ethernet adapter connected to my FreeRunner via a
dual-power USB hub, which is powered by a USB charger (AC→DC over USB) with
3 colours of cool but pointless flashing LEDs.  This is *so* cool!  I set a
root password on QtMoko because I do not want anyone on my LAN (not that
there is even currently anyone else home! :P) to be able to get root access
to my FreeRunner.  I used the on-screen keyboard in qterminal on QtMoko to
configure the USB logical host mode, electrical host mode, and networking
until I could ssh from my PC to QtMoko via Ethernet.  I also (re)learned
more about my digicam (a Canon PowerShot G6) while trying to get a
relatively decent photo of my setup.
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Re: Where can I buy miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapters i n Canada?

2009-11-22 Thread Brolin Empey
2009/9/15 Boris Wong lists.bo...@bshed.com

 Brolin Empey wrote:
  Where can I buy such an adapter or cable in Canada?
 Try www.dealextreme.com

 They have free shipping (although order and shipping takes 3 weeks
 total) and their prices are phenomenally low.


 Thanks for the recommendation!  DealExtreme is amazing, even if they are
not in Canada.  I ordered 4 of these:

http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26783

(2 for me, 2 for my colleague)  I have 2 questions, though:

1. Can the FreeRunner charge while in USB Host mode?
2. If yes, how can I simultaneously connect a USB hub + power supply/source
to the FreeRunner?
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Re: Where can I buy miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapters i n Canada?

2009-11-22 Thread Robin Paulson
2009/11/23 Brolin Empey bro...@brolin.be:
 (2 for me, 2 for my colleague)  I have 2 questions, though:

 1. Can the FreeRunner charge while in USB Host mode?

yes

 2. If yes, how can I simultaneously connect a USB hub + power supply/source
 to the FreeRunner?

there's a cable that has been made/bought by a few fr owners, which
will allow this. it's detailed on the om wiki:

http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Specialized_USB_cables

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Re: Where can I buy miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapters i n Canada?

2009-09-15 Thread Robin Paulson
2009/9/14 Brolin Empey bro...@brolin.be:
 Bright idea ;), but I got the same product for even closer to nothing:

 http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=150368985447

jeez, less than a dollar...and post costs 2 and a half times as much

good score

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Re: Where can I buy miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapters i n Canada?

2009-09-13 Thread Brolin Empey
2009/9/12 Robin Paulson robin.paul...@gmail.com

 also, if you're after a usb ethernet device, i got one from ledshoppe
 for next to nothing

 http://ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA3005.htm


Bright idea ;), but I got the same product for even closer to nothing:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=150368985447

:)
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Re: Where can I buy miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapters i n Canada?

2009-09-12 Thread Robin Paulson
2009/9/11 Brolin Empey bro...@brolin.be:
 A few days ago, I was chatting with DocScrutinizer in #openmoko on FreeNode
 about using a USB → Ethernet adapter to connect my FreeRunner directly to my
 Ethernet LAN.  DocScrutinizer told me I need a miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapter
 or a cable like this:

i bought a female to female adapter on my local auction site for about
$4 and use it with conventional usb cables; i'm sure ebay will have
something similar. hard to search for though, you might have to do a
lot of browsing through usb categories

also, if you're after a usb ethernet device, i got one from ledshoppe
for next to nothing

http://ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA3005.htm

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