Re: [Fwd: Re: The Commodore Keyboard Interface]

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 2007-12-20 13:20:53

Josef Angstenberger wrote:
> Hello Jim
> Jim Brain schrieb:
>> Can some non-English speaker help me here?  Since he did not provide an
>> address, I think he wants a picture of the unit, but I'm not sure.
> He's German and I'm sure he wants a sample of the "C= Key Interface"
> hardware. In German sample and pattern are the same word: Muster.
> Cevi is a German abbreviation for C64. That Magazine is distributed as
> PDF and I think he wants to write a testing article about the hardware.
> If there's need to translate anything, just contact me.

This is correct. I was in contact with Rene Bruns before, and he is 
somewhat obsessed with keyboard interfaces. His technical understanding is 
somewhat limited, he keeps stating that C=key is exactly the same as the 
PC=key from the IDE64 guys, even though they use different microcontrollers.

It seems he now wants a test sample to write a test report for his 
magazine. But initially he intended to build such a keyboard interface (and 
distribute it?), and was looking for help with this. But he has no idea 
where to get the parts, how to program them, nothing :)

BTW, I also tried to build the simple version of your (Jim's) interface for 
C64 keyboard to DTV interfacing. I never could get it working, but with a 
simple hardware change and another firmware based on mmc2iec it finally 
works now :)


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