This may be better in a completely new form factor with laptop style LCD display connected. Add a fully loaded FinalGROM plugged in and a Shift838 remote control panel installed you wouldn’t need access to the cartridge port. 32k sidecar included and F18A with USB port for keyboard.
We could use something like this at the VAST meetings. Totally do-able with available parts.
Recently, I have been enjoying my quest for the best ANSI terminal configuration. I would like to see an updated terminal emulator cartridge that includes an updated terminal emulator program that supports 40,80 column (native & F18A), ASCII & ANSI terminal emulation, Baud rates from 300 to 256000 bits per second, the TEII Speech GROM capability, and finally the ability to tap into the speech from the terminal program. I would like to see TI BBS's that are speech capable (like in the movie "War Games"). Not just reading text copied to a clipboard but an actual speech command that could be sent from the BBS which would contain the phonetic spelling of what is being displayed on the screen. I think this would set apart the TI from all other vintage computers giving another reason to continue to enjoy this hobby and community. Hopefully it would support configurations of just a sole stock console, to a TIPI configuration and other popular configurations in between.