Does anybody have any ideas on how I could connect an C64/Atari
joystick to insert keystrokes into the IBM keyboard I/O?
I was thinking of putting a PIC in series with the keyboard and the
| KYBRD |-------->| PIC |------->|COMPUTER|
\-------/ | \--------/
|Don't know how to do it all but these should help somewhat; the
resources I've found in my searches on my current project are:
Steve's PC Keyboard Info at
good links & info
PIC Page, at http://www.arne.si/~mauricio/PIC.HTM, has software for
emulating both the AT Keyboard & the AT end of things, this might be
really handy for you!
Fil's FAQ-Link-In Corner has the PC Keyboard FAQ v 1.00 at
http://www.arne.si/~mauricio/Kbdfaq.htm (May be a newer version out
Interfacing the PC's keyboard, at
68HC705 code on there for some of this, links to his Interfacing the PC
page (up one level - good links on other pieces of the puzzle.)
Omar Jenkins is working on a one-handed chording keyboard, at
Tim & I are working on a one-handed chording keyboard, I'll post my
question on a separate post <G> And we'll have a web page up soon as
Tim gets to it (I'm behind on my part, so I'm not griping!) We'll
publish & GPL (or something close to that) our design once we get there,
we just changed from a 16F84 to a 16C66 PIC design so I'm re-doing some
design work here <G>
(And the girlfriend gets seizures from fireworks, it's Independence
day, so I get to listen hard for problems from M-80's going off, she's
doing OK though mostly! She loves fireworks, -GO FIGURE- <VBG>, so do
Matthew R Brown wrote:
Thrustmaster joysticks do just that.
The thrustmaster goes between the keyboard and the computer.
That way each key on the joystick can be programmed to represent a key or
set of keystrokes that would have been typed on the key board.
I don't know if this gives you any ideas or not.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Bye for now
Timothy D. Gray
Thrustmaster WCS does that, the joystick does not. the joystick has
standard analog 100K pots and 4 buttons. the other buttons are matrixed on
the 4 button inputs. now the add-on WCS (Weapon throttle) plugs into the
keyboard and allows re-programming of buttons on the joystick and it's
buttons. The use a special group of PIC's and PAL's with eeproms to
perform these functions and allow uploading from the keymap tables.
On Sat, 4 Jul 1998, Eric Naus wrote:
> Van: Matthew R Brown <global.co.za> darknite
> Aan: MITVMA.MIT.EDUPICLIST
> Onderwerp: IBM KYBD+JOYSTICK
> Datum: zaterdag 4 juli 1998 10:57
> Does anybody have any ideas on how I could connect an C64/Atari
> joystick to insert keystrokes into the IBM keyboard I/O?
> I was thinking of putting a PIC in series with the keyboard and the
> /-------\ /--------\
> | KYBRD |-------->| PIC |------->|COMPUTER|
> \-------/ | \--------/
Hey Matt ! You can't do this ! That's _my_ idea ;-)
Yes, I'm slowly gathering information about the Keyboard protocol. But the
fact that I want the keyboard _and_ the joystick functioning together
(_and_ using a handy,but slow PIC, the 16C84) keeps me thinking ....
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