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Moto Z keyboard Mod hits Indiegogo for $60 (early bird), along with other potential Moto Mods
03/05/2017 at 10:35 AM by Brad Linder
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Originally Posted by TheKit View Post
Edit: Found https://developer.motorola.com/explore/firmware. The SailfishOS software will probably need to talk to "Greybus" interface then, unless keyboard is exposed as proper HID device by kernel.
For information, Greybus is now part of the Linux kernel, but only very recently, with the release of Linux 4.9 in last December :
https://www.linux.com/news/linux-ker...t-release-ever

So depending of the linux kernel available for the Moto X (which will probably be older than 4.9) and if the greybus code used for the android version is available in their repository, the job will be to backport some of this to the older kernel, or adding a dedicated kernel driver with minimal greybus-to-keyboard handling code. Not sure of the difficulty of doing this, but probably not a plug and play thing.
 

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#183
Originally Posted by chenliangchen View Post
The other challenge will be to transfer the Moto Mods platform across OS... At lease for the keyboard!
Well, tell us more about how the mod is designed !
From the first figure in https://developer.motorola.com/explo...m-architecture I can see USB3 and USB2/myDP do not pass through the MuC (I assume Greybus is between the phone and the MuC). From your own video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0LChJXj2Dw I see you are using a regular USB keyboard, so I hope you just tap to those exposed USB pins, which is the same result as if you would plug it in the USB-C connector. If it is the case, support across OS doesn't seem too complicated...

Or did you add (yet another) micro that hosts the keyboard, converts to I2C/UART, sends to the MuC ? Sounds like pure madness.
 

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I don't know which interfaced was chosen but the HID interface was probably chosen as the firmware already exists.
 

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a quarter is reached!

lets hope for some news sites picking up the story this week. I compiled some emails to heise.de, golem.de and others to raise awareness.

Edit, golem did an early mention a week ago
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Originally Posted by mosen View Post
a quarter is reached!

lets hope for some news sites picking up the story this week. I compiled some emails to heise.de, golem.de and others to raise awareness.

Edit, golem did an early mention a week ago
Thank you Mosen! By today our campaign was #1 in terms of funding pledged!

I am so busy these days with all the engineering aspects. Even with a slider part (which I updated today) a lot of jobs involved with the component supplier, all goes into details! But we will manage!

And hopefully by later this month we have the 1st working prototype, I will try to do something big to attract more attentions (keep that secret for now
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I was chose as one of the final winner to give presentation at Moto headquarter... Too unreal to believe...
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I did my best to keep the battery!

To maintain a proper and reasonable thickness the battery will be around 1500mAh, but it's better than not having any at all.

I hope pichlo is satisfied....
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What happens if you won't reach the 100k goal?
 

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