So with all the cool SIO devices out there, and Cartridge based ones where we can load collections of ATR, XEX, etc, I always think it'd be nice if I could load these directly off my NAS, so I can have backups of save files, etc.
The reason I think of this, is I do the same thing with my Raspberry Pi w/ RetroPie installed. I simply have the roms loaded off my NAS over sshfs or nfs.
Imagine some file server bits, and get real hardware working over an ESP8266 Wifi adapter? I know there is work being done on a 'retro printer' interface as well. Would love to find a way to do some sort of universal print server (obviously we'd need coding per platform),
Some of these ideas come from the most excellent Jaguar SD Cart project by SainT. I think he is still planning on connecting Wifi to it. But if we could have a little embedded nfs capable module in a cartridge, it could be configured to mount a network storage point.