Post Reply

Solution to the SD Card Problem?

OP c0m47053

20th July 2012, 01:41 PM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 37
 
23 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2010
I, like many others, have been looking for solutions to expand storage on the Nexus 7. Chainfire's StickMount works well with USB keys, so I thought I would try it with something more oldschool:


Also seen running Keyboard,Mouse and USB flash drive through powered hub. Ultima is being run through Dosbox straight from the floppy.

Who needs a Transformer anyway?
Last edited by c0m47053; 22nd July 2012 at 11:09 AM.
The Following 26 Users Say Thank You to c0m47053 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
20th July 2012, 03:04 PM   |  #2  
Senior Member
Mountain View, CA
Thanks Meter: 18
 
112 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2012
More
This is awesome haha
20th July 2012, 03:12 PM   |  #3  
barrmulio's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 354
 
334 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2010
Donate to Me
More
ROTFL...never thought i'd see a floppy connected to a nexus...i'm surprised it didn't open a space-time vortex that's sucking us all in
20th July 2012, 03:49 PM   |  #4  
h3r3tic's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 178
 
624 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2012
Is this on a stock rooted rom? I'm waiting for my otg cable. Lol a floppy can't even hold most apks

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using xda app-developers app
20th July 2012, 03:52 PM   |  #5  
Senior Member
Flag Toronto
Thanks Meter: 119
 
1,435 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2010
More
That's so retro. I love it.
20th July 2012, 04:13 PM   |  #6  
Senior Member
Mountain View, CA
Thanks Meter: 18
 
112 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2012
More
OOh I know. Next you should tape it to the inside of a giant cardboard box (with cutouts for screen and floppy), lock it to terminal emulator, and you have an "old-computer" emulator
20th July 2012, 04:24 PM   |  #7  
nooomoto's Avatar
Senior Member
Miami, FL
Thanks Meter: 93
 
738 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2010
I thought I was going to see a picture of a zip drive...but still cool!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda premium
20th July 2012, 06:11 PM   |  #8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 4
 
148 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
Donate to Me
More
This is unmitigatedly awesome. Well done, sir, well done.

Sent from my R800x using xda premium
20th July 2012, 07:42 PM   |  #9  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 37
 
23 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by h3r3tic

Is this on a stock rooted rom? I'm waiting for my otg cable. Lol a floppy can't even hold most apks

It's rooted, it's Paul from MoDaCo's MCR but any rooted rom should work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nooomoto

I thought I was going to see a picture of a zip drive...but still cool!

Unfortunately, we threw out all our zip drives and disks a while back. It was mentioned as an option though.
Also, we did try a usb CD-ROM drive, but that wasn't playing ball (I would guess it does not register as a mass storage device at all)

Glad people like it. Despite the fun aspect, the whole setup (minus floppy) really is a pretty usable netbook/nettop level experience.

Would love to see a pogo pin dock so I could keep it charged, it is currently balancing on the front of a Dilbert calendar!
Last edited by c0m47053; 20th July 2012 at 07:45 PM.
22nd July 2012, 03:53 AM   |  #10  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 83
 
610 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2011
and you're in engadget. hahaha. thumbs up. is it MHL capable ?

it's better if u use external monitor. and use the back of the tablet as a mouse pad.

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes