[NTLK] Newton USB Dongle

Randy Glenn randy.glenn at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 11:39:40 EST 2017

On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 4:30 PM, Jake Bordens <jake at allaboutjake.com> wrote:

> Jeff, the design is open for non-commercial use..
> http://retronewton.blogspot.com or https://github.com/jake-b/
> Newton-Internal-WiFi
> The board’s dimensions and fit are from trial and error, and probably not
> perfect, but they work for a wifi card.. You don’t need the internal screw
> because there aren’t any external mechanical stresses on the board.
> The module I chose because of its PPPD functionality, but an ESP8266 or
> ESP32 would probably work with a SLIP or PPPD stack (I’m not sure if
> something like that exists, or if it would need to be written).. An ESP
> module would be better because the ConnectOne module is under encryption
> export protection for some reason I don’t understand.
> I am not sure about USB-C either.  You’d definitely need some device-side
> circuitry to negotiate and request the 12v power supply.  I’m sure it’ll
> eventually be available in a commodity part.
> Given the two serial channels on the internal connector, would be possible
> to do a dual WiFi/USB card, for sure.  I also know Matthias was working on
> something ESP8266 based too.
> Jake
It looks like https://github.com/tuanpmt/esp_bridge and
https://github.com/krzychb/esp-just-slip have SLIP implementations for the
ESP8266. Might have to dig out an ESP-12F board and give them a go.

I love it when someone else has already written the code!


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