This is great! You'll have some problems adding the touch-controller though, the 3G-thing apparantly seems to take the space I used for the controller
Good luck with the touch-screen mod! Just a little question though: How will you connect the touch-controller? Solder it onto a USB-port too? I haven't found a better solution than the external cable so far...Of course the 3G-module could be connected to the touch-controller, so still only one cable would be external...
Seems like a mod I really want to do, but Belgium is like the most retardic country in the world. We are so-called forward-thinking about technology, but the country is so small we only have three mobile providers, and they overprice the heck out of their services. 3G is way too expensive (€50/$75 per month for 5Gb!), so maybe I'll wait a bit. But it's great to know it works, and the extra antenna can be put to good use
well its either going to be a case of desolderin the usb from the mobo and solding the wires directly to it and then fitting a micro switch in the usb slot of the caseing or have it as you do poking out the side and just plug it in
i can lose 1 usb port and just use either a express card with usb ports/firewire whatever really or even a usb hub so losing one isnt much of a problem.
i also thought your touch screen controller sat on top of the ram stick ? i guess i will find out when it arrives and can just go from there. i will be fitting the 3g mod to a micro switch also after the touch screen module so i dont have to have the 3g running until i need it.
there is also a pay as you go 3g sim card you can use in the 3g sticks im not sure how it would work in belgium but its got to be better than paying the extortionate rates of your 3g providers. ive seen these on ebay but havent really looked into them.
my 3g is £15 a month and has some fair use policy but the tmobile technical chap told me its pretty much unlimited. the £15 a month works out alot cheaper than paying £5/hour in a hotel for there wifi service.
the 3rd antenna might be no good for 3g im pretty sure with a dedicated 3g antenna i will get a better signal so once i find one i will install that. i think they work on a different band than the wifi so the signal isnt great it is around 40%