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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2010, 02:03:47 am »
Well, we need to make sure it remains easy to get them in the future, though. If they ever get discontinued, maybe they'll be more expensive to find or produce.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2010, 02:19:14 am »
Mini USB should live for a while, no worries. :) Cameras and many other USB devices use it still.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2010, 02:24:46 am »
The other option we have is microUSB but I'm not sure if you can have microUSB be a host like you can with Mini-A USB ports.

Edit: A quick Wikipedia check says that MicroUSB can indeed be a host but cables that would allow such use are much harder to find.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2010, 03:13:00 am »
MicroUSB, eh? So tiny... :P

Depends though. I still see quite a bit of MiniUSB plugs on the market. ;)
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2010, 08:57:37 pm »
Aah ok, I guess MiniUSB might be the best

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010, 08:48:01 pm »
A regular USB port shouldn't add too much to the size, though, would it? It's a lot thinner than a TI-83 :P




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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2010, 08:52:14 pm »
What about the internal part of the USB support hardware? Idk much about hardware, though.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2010, 08:54:04 pm »
MicroUSB, eh? So tiny... :P
It's actually just a thinner plug, I believe.

A regular USB port shouldn't add too much to the size, though, would it? It's a lot thinner than a TI-83 :P
Yeah, but would it be practical?  I'm thinking that an OTG port for mini usb would be the most practical.  Maybe a mini-A to female usb cable?

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2010, 08:56:49 pm »
MicroUSB, eh? So tiny... :P
It's actually just a thinner plug, I believe.

A regular USB port shouldn't add too much to the size, though, would it? It's a lot thinner than a TI-83 :P
Yeah, but would it be practical?  I'm thinking that an OTG port for mini usb would be the most practical.  Maybe a mini-A to female usb cable?

Oh, there's an adapter? In that case, mini-USB it is...




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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2010, 09:09:18 pm »
MicroUSB, eh? So tiny... :P
It's actually just a thinner plug, I believe.

A regular USB port shouldn't add too much to the size, though, would it? It's a lot thinner than a TI-83 :P
Yeah, but would it be practical?  I'm thinking that an OTG port for mini usb would be the most practical.  Maybe a mini-A to female usb cable?

Oh, there's an adapter? In that case, mini-USB it is...

Yeah: http://www.vernier.com/images/products/usb-mini_web.jpg

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2010, 01:56:44 pm »
Mini-A? Wouldn't mini-B stuff be more popular, like on 84s?
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2010, 02:01:15 pm »
The 84 has a Mini-AB port(It accepts A and B devices, A in Host mode, B in Slave mode.)
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2010, 08:22:05 pm »
Yes, that's why we'll probably use an OTG port where both are acceptable.