I thought it would be straightforward to buy a cheap Otg thing on Amazon and glue it to the GameShell when we get it, but noooooo…
I currently understand the basics of USB on-the-go:
5 pins, 4 for normal USB stuff, 1 for device ID.
If the device ID pin is closed, the host device will active host mode and use connected USB peripherals. If is open, the device will act like a USB peripheral.
Now, people have asked that HDMI, and USB type A ports be added to the GameShell, something which I AM NOT REQUESTING!
Instead, I am trying to find small OTG boards that could add that functionality in the form of a small DIY module to be attached to the GameShell (either through lego or by using that hole in back with some creative engineering).
I’ve found one for old samsung devices, but it requires an 11 pin USB-OTG, a thing that hasn’t been mentioned since 2015. I’ve also found MHL(Mobile High-Definition Link), that turns the USB-OTG into an HDMI out, but it disables any ability to also use USB.
So, I’m curious if you guys have any leads on a reasonable 5pin HDMI and USB otg connector, some magical wiring that makes things work for some reason, other alternatives, or just feedback in general, I’d love to hear it!
Before you comment @aewens: Yes, I have seen the superbook. It’s awesome, but wouldn’t fit on the back of the GameShell XD
TLDR: Trying to make a module for people that need USB and HDMI, have any ideas?