From: Jim Brain (brain_at_jbrain.com)
Date: 2004-06-23 05:44:04
Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote: >Hallo allemaal, > > >I have an empty 8296D and a friend of mine got the idea to build a PC in it >and to run an emulator on it. His idea was to put a PC-keyboard in the >original case. My idea was to remove the original keyfield and solder the C= >to it. Lots of soldering but should work IMHO. Still some small things to >solve left but not difficult ones. > >Then I got this idea: using the original keyboard and to program a >micro-controller so it behaves like a PC-keyboard: press 'a' and it sends >the code for 'a', press shift-R/L_cursor and it sends the code for >left_cursor, etc., etc., etc. > >Question : has anybody done such or an equivalent project or knows of >someone who did it? > > > I was starting to work on a similar project, to interface a 64/128 keyboard to a PC. I suspect the same code could be used to do a PET keyboard. I know there is a project online where a person gutted an SX and installed a PC in it. As part of the install, he/she created a small PIC interface to do as you describe for the SX keyboard. Jim -- Jim Brain, Brain Innovations firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.jbrain.com Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times! Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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