Always Innovating

Thomas HOCEDEZ thomas.hocedez at
Wed Nov 3 11:28:57 CET 2010

On 02/11/2010 16:44, Al Johnson wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 November 2010, Thomas HOCEDEZ wrote:
>> Le 01/11/2010 12:40, Al Johnson a écrit :
>>> On Monday 01 November 2010, Chuck Norris wrote:
>>>> 01.11.2010 16:41, Ed Kapitein пишет:
>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>> A while ago there was intrest in the MID of always inovating.
>>>>> They seem to be shipping the devices as of today. [1]
>>>>> So get them while they'r fresh ;-)
>>>>> Kind regards,
>>>>> Ed
>>>>> [1]
>>>> Did they add GSM/3G ? or something other features?
>>> In that timeframe? You've got to be joking!
>> You're not kidding so much : the founder of A.I. just asked me today if
>> I had finished the design of the plugin I want to build for the Minibook !
>> I have to work hard tonight !
> It's good to know they're interested. What are you putting in the module? Are
> you using the public info about the 40pin connector, or do you have more to go
> on?
The main idea I had was to plug everything through the 40pin connector. 
All the stuff will be contained in a case in parallel of the MiniMoko 
one. (a kind of 'slice' if you want).
They wanted us to design the schema of what should be included & the 

For my part, I started with
- 1 usb hub
     |---->  free miniusb connector (to connect the outside world)
     |---->  3G usb key (some of them are working out of the box, got to 
find which)
     |---->  GPS USB dongle (no idea of which one for now)
     \---->  Internal USB Port
- Powering capabilities (through USB / extra battery?)

There will be a problem in what size all this stuff will be, and as the 
MiniBook is 0.9cm wide, I don't want to make a hufghr sandwich !

If you have any idea/reference, it'll be welcome !


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