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timonoko
post Nov 17 2007, 06:52 AM
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This is how the Usb-host should have been made. Now it does not stick out from
the side.
Now I can keep Zaurus in waterproof bag and use usb-GPS while kayaking.

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InSearchOf
post Nov 17 2007, 12:04 PM
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I agree to... but maybe a little more "Pretty" :-)

But functionality is sometimes better then appearance

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Capn_Fish
post Dec 2 2007, 05:06 PM
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I agree. Any hope of a how-to? I suspect it's just a matter of connecting the correct wires and pouring hot melt on it, but it'd still be nice. smile.gif
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timonoko
post Dec 3 2007, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 2 2007, 05:06 PM) *
I agree. Any hope of a how-to? I suspect it's just a matter of connecting the correct wires and pouring hot melt on it, but it'd still be nice. smile.gif

Thats about it. Only problem is that those wires are so tiny, that you need to be sober when eliminating all excess parts in the connector.
As regards to what wires to connect, it is explained before. A Mini becomes Host-Mini, if you connect the unconnected contact to the ground-wire.
They are sitting side-by-side and ground is #1, so it is difficult to make a mistake.

My connector looks much better now, I used black rubber cement to disquise the hot clue.
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post Dec 3 2007, 12:19 PM
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So you just dismantled your host cable for the parts, I take it? I've looked a bit, and haven't seen USB plugs for sale anywhere.
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timonoko
post Dec 3 2007, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 3 2007, 12:19 PM) *
So you just dismantled your host cable for the parts, I take it? I've looked a bit, and haven't seen USB plugs for sale anywhere.

No, the miniplug was from a regular surplus camera-cable. Zaurus thinks now the plug is from a host-cable, because the pin #4 is connected to the pin #5 and not because the plug is fatter. Real host-plug is fatter, because it prevents pushing it into a non-host device ( a like camera).
As regards to the regular-sized female-USB-connector, you can find them anywhere, it took mine from a broken computer.
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post Dec 3 2007, 05:59 PM
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You might be interested in the following usb host adapters

http://www.wolf.ne.jp/syuhen/zaurus.html

The 3rd, 4th and 5th ones do the same as your adapter.

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post Dec 4 2007, 12:59 AM
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QUOTE(Stubear @ Dec 3 2007, 05:59 PM) *
You might be interested in the following usb host adapters
http://www.wolf.ne.jp/syuhen/zaurus.html
The 3rd, 4th and 5th ones do the same as your adapter.


I also was thinking of making one of these, but the result would had been thicker. There is also the issue
of odd-angled twist caused by these adapters, which might damage the zaurus.

BTW, it is perfectly possible to make an adapter that is perfectly flat using flat cable. You could
glue Bluetooth adapter semi-permanently someplace. In C1000 there is room
for that also inside.
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