Nexus one USB host on an incredibly techie desk

Here's a guy with tech skills cranked up to 11.  Sven Killig has built USB host drivers for the Nexus One and shows them off in a big way.  USB keyboards, webcams, flash drives, even output to the big screen on his desk.  Speaking of the desk, you know something good has to come from anyone with that many cables and gigawatts laying around. 

He's has released a pre-built kernel for Android 2.2 (tested, should work on 2.1 as well according to Sven), and has full instructions (including the needed hardware) for the D-I-Y types.  Check out Sven's site here for the rundown, and hit the break for an incredibly cool video. [via Engadget]

 

 
There are 6 comments

jcrus says:

Pretty impressive. There's a man that spends a lot of time with his phone! LOL :)

gbhil#AC says:

Yep. I wanna party with Sven. think of the silicon we could ruin lol

anyone know what typical (video) cameras used in this type of video?

I always want to do some similar things to show my new gadgets to my friend, pictures or webcam just not good enough.

dilagable says:

This is absolutely amazing! I have wished for this since I got my Nexus 1 and discovered the Droid had USB Host Mode but the N1 didn't. I have always wanted to carry around a little mini keyboard and portable monitor and use the N1 as a portable pc and now I can. Thank you Sven. You are the man!

Um, wow. That is insane...open-source is definitely where the coolest nerds are.

jonesbug says:

Did anyone ever follow through with writing some drivers for various Moto Droid USB Host stuff from February?