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Anyone know where to get the micro USB and hdmi adapters from?
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Anyone know where to get the micro USB and hdmi adapters from?

by headsling on Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:56 pm

I got very excited when I saw the video on using a Motorola droid laptop and went off and bought one from amazon. Unfortunately - I've had no luck finding the micro hdmi female or USB adapters - can anyone help? I'm desperate to get my raspberry pi laptop setup!

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Re: Anyone know where to get the micro USB and hdmi adapters from?

by tldr on Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:38 pm

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Re: Anyone know where to get the micro USB and hdmi adapters from?

by headsling on Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:46 pm

I must be blind - searched all over for these. The picture of one of the cables is male - male but ill give em a go anyway.

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Re: Anyone know where to get the micro USB and hdmi adapters from?

by tldr on Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:32 pm

headsling wrote:The picture of one of the cables is male - male


that's actually an unshrouded female b connector at one end of the cable.
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Re: Anyone know where to get the micro USB and hdmi adapters from?

by amdrake on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:09 am

There is a nice online writeup of connecting a lapdock to many devices, including a RasPi at:
http://www.robpol86.com/index.php/Atrix ... Other_Uses

The author includes a list of what cables and adapters he used for each setup, and from where he got them. There are other references online about using a lapdock with a RasPi. I suggest you do a web search with keywords "Motorola lapdock".

There is more than one combination of cables and adapters that will suffice. Of all the combinations I saw, no one had been able to avoid ordering from China/Hong Kong. Anything from there takes a long time to ship (maybe 3 weeks), but they are fairly cheap.

The cables mentioned earlier in this thread are insufficient by themselves. Note that the HDMI cable has male micro connectors on both ends. You need to end up with a female micro HDMI connected to a male full-size HDMI. The other cable has one appropriate end, the female micro USB. The other end needs to be a male full-size USB, so an adapter would need to be aded. All of the solutions I saw online required a combination cable and an adapter for both the HDMI and the USB; so a minimum of four pieces. I'm still waiting for my China order!

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Re: Anyone know where to get the micro USB and hdmi adapters from?

by headsling on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:41 am

What a great write up that site has - thanks for that.
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