3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 31, 2019 7:18 AM by shabaz

    RE: re(?) Moto Mod Idea (new to forum)

    iamleonwhoru

      First of all let me say Hello to everyone , and thank the community for allowing the ability to tinker with MDK and share thoughts on potential concepts .

       

      I have a couple of ideas I've been playing with , one of which being : why isn't there a talk of a audio DAC moto mod option ? Looking at the pin layouts there is usb bus and I believe android naitvely supports usb audio adapters. I tried used the Asus u3 sonar usb soundcard with an moto g5s over OTG and it worked , however without software to adjust the audio the sound was terrible . The market for it is niche , but would definitely stand out . Maybe even team up with Teenage Engineering and make something with the "pocket operator" family name , make a fun little platform/device.

       

      My background is network IT , and one thing that I would love love love to see is a moto mod with a LAN port (or 2) and some form of wed-admin with an array of network related tools - maybe even some Cisco integration. I know I know , the marketing for this fictional device is even more niche , but I would love to pay for this even if I had to pay for the Meraki or Fingbox integration . For those familiar with raspi look up "GeeekPI Enc28j60"  which uses SPI bus to get the ethernet talking (slow , yes , but it works) and webmin as a form of server and module management . An on the fly wireshark tool or even something to replace my fluke micro scanner would be amazing !

       

      This is my first post so please be gentle , I'll do my best to engage any discussions or ideas .

       

      Thanks .

        • Re: RE: re(?) Moto Mod Idea (new to forum)
          shabaz

          Hi Lee!

           

          I unfortunately know nothing about Moto Mods, but one cool device you might want to investigate for some network related tools functionality, is this one:

          https://www.pockethernet.com/

          I took a risk and purchased it during the kickstarter phase, but it is a shipping product now. It is really useful! It uses BLE to connect to the phone, and its core functionality works well. Prior to this, I had a very primitive cable tester.

            • Re: RE: re(?) Moto Mod Idea (new to forum)
              iamleonwhoru

              ey shabaz ,

               

              I actually own this device already ! Lol I been 6 months since I have owned it , I ordered it from Germany and to my surprise in arrived in a matter of twodays . I like the fact you can select all tools you can use and it will export all results on a PDF file if you want . If I had to find something I didn't like about it it would be that I'm not to sure if the cable length measure is accurate .

                • Re: RE: re(?) Moto Mod Idea (new to forum)
                  shabaz

                  Oh! : ) Nice to know a fellow Pockethernet user. You're right on the length/TDR feature, I find especially on very short lengths sometimes it is off by a metre or two. It's a difficult measurement for a low-cost device I guess! And another thing that would be nice to see is some docking capability for the remote piece.. I'm always concerned I'm going to lose it.