I couldn't manage to reliably interface with the keyboard's pogo pins so I soldered usb wires directly to the pins and hot glued the bundle down. The usb wires plug into a usb2 to usbc adapter, and then it all snaps in the rca #keyboard case frame. If the usbc plug is hot glued in place then the #pinephone can slide in and out of the frame easily with one hand.
@silverhax this came out a lot better than I initially expected from your first thought descriptions! great job! :D
Or maybe just, take your current case, make it bigger, and add a built-in screen. Slide the phone in through the side, it plugs into a hub for keyboard, touchpad, tft usb display, and now you have a lapdock for your #PinePhone
@extraspecialk Yeah, but a more straightforward way to go might be something like the pitop raspberry pi case which wouldn't need any printed parts.
@silverhax I thought the keyboard connected over the pogo pins, not USB? That would mean you can't use USB devices at the same time as the keyboard. :( I wish the keyboard was also a USB hub.
@be This is an RCA tablet keyboard adapted to fit a pinephone, not the pine64 pinephone keyboard which is i2c and uses the pinephone pogo pins and (presumably) allows usb to also be used.
I think this keyboard could be made to have some open usb ports available if a convergence dock was used instead of passive usb converter.
@silverhax Reminds me of the perfection of pocket computing that was the Psion 5. [Ran on 2 AA batteries and had a slide-out keyboard that could be used for touch typing.]
The astroslide is coming. Same designer, supposedly it will dualboot android and linux(debian?).
@jmp_0xdeadbeef Actually it feels great for the most part, except for / moving next to space. My fingers hate that change.
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