Heck, forget IR. And forget a new computer.
Can I get a serial->USB C cable for an Android phone, and tell my phone to expose a TTY to it today??
I did something like this a long time ago with Bluetooth. And a rooted android phone. Can it be done without root?
I don't want a "modern" HP omnibook, I want a "new" HP omnibook.
Stick it with the same 486 processor, give it an SD card or four for storage. Maybe 16MB of RAM, and a serial port. Mmmmmmaybe a USB 2.0 port for removable storage.
That's it. That's all I want.
Until then, I'll keep using this one.
@djsundog I have a cable and an adapter and termux. I'm going to try it when I'm done writing for the day.
@djsundog a quick Google says this will work.
If it doesn't, I'll just have to stick a battery on a pi 0.
As far as I can tell, I won't be able to get a login prompt from my Android phone on my omnibook over serial.
I'll get a mobile comms box set up with a pi at some point.
@ajroach42 It's disturbing that 16M of RAM is no longer wildly overkill for a lot of tasks.
@ajroach42 honestly I'd say go ahead with the USB, just in case. One port isn't enough to cause terrible feature creep and it's frankly a pretty retro "future compatibility" feature
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