Talk:USB Gecko

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EXI Interrupt

"No, the EXI interrupt is not possible to trigger from the PC."

Is this because of a limitation of the Gecko hardware, the USB connection, or the VHDL "program"? .Hyper//Hacker 15:26, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

I commented on this in the page, but the layout of the Gecko doesn't even connect the interrupt pin to anything. I think if the INT line on the Wii side is connected, it'd be possible to make use of it... Dashxdr 19:41, 28 October 2010 (CEST)
In digging deeper there is no spare pin on the FT245 to use as the signal for the EXI interrupt, but something could be done where the Wii side installs an interrupt handler and then sends a special code to the CPLD over the EXI bus, so that the next byte sent from the PC side triggers the EXI interrupt. This would only require connecting a single wire to the EXI interrupt pin and reprogramming the CPLD, and a bit of coding on the Wii and PC side to take advantage of it. Trivial, actually... Dashxdr 21:17, 28 October 2010 (CEST)
Could you just connect a button? That would at least give you a manual trigger. .Hyper//Hacker 00:22, 29 October 2010 (CEST)
@Hyper I think you could, in that case you'd just need to modify the Wii side of things, like the debugger hooks. I'm not even 100% certain the Wii can act on the EXI interrupt or that the line is connected internally. Dashxdr 01:10, 29 October 2010 (CEST)

Discontinued? What now?

It looks like this is still a major part of Homebrew development. Is it going to be hard to get these pre-built soon? Is there any alternative? --Mu mind 17:23, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Respin Interest?

I bought one from a place in Thailand, but realistically it would be easy to make them. It's a question of If You Build It They Will Come. Will they? I mean people that want to have them but can't get them anymore. Comment here if you'd be interested in getting one. I could fabricate some as a hobby project... Dashxdr 19:39, 28 October 2010 (CEST)

Hold the phone... If you visit [1] there is now a USB Gecko Special Edition that is available. There is a YouTube video where the product is described. The differences appear to be an LED is added, the case is transparent and a better fit, and you don't get a CD driver disk with the product. Dashxdr 01:31, 29 October 2010 (CEST)
I have one of the new type, they are also lacking flash (but apparently no one used it anyways). Shuffle2 02:33, 13 January 2011 (CET)
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