Re: Remote control of a PET

From: Jim Brain (
Date: 2008-03-06 20:46:43

Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Jim Brain <> wrote:
>>  I can't speak for Bill's complete solution, but C=Key can be used to
>>  enable a PS2 KB to control a PET (The code will work fine, but it needs
>>  a new mapping table for the PET key matrix).  With a bit of translation
>>  and a bit of code to read the serial port (RS232 routines are already on
>>  the unit for debugging), you could use RS232 to control it.
> I have one of those with me, and I was planning on doing the PET work
> once I assemble it, but first, I have to get a bare PET motherboard
> working so I have someplace to hang the C=Key off of.
I wanted to mention your idea (noted above), but I didn;t want to speak 
for you if you'd changed your mind.
> The serial port idea sounds pretty cool.  I might have to implement
> that as well as the "regular" PS/2 interface.
Let me know if you want to pursue that, as I can put the hooks in, and 
then you'd only need to build the mapping table.


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