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Enabling USB Host mode on the Motorola Droid

Ever wish you could plug any USB peripheral into your cell phone? Well, now you can, at least if you have an Android-based Droid phone. Chris Paget has the details on enabling USB host mode on the Motorola Droid. You’ll have to build a special dongle and roll your own adapter cable, and support is a bit buggy, however the results look promising- Chris was able to get a full size keyboard working with ease. Of course, being able to connect a peripheral and actually having the drivers to use it are two different things, but thanks to the open nature of the Android OS, it shouldn’t be too long before someone gets a kernel running that supports some cool devices. [via robotskirts]

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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