Im thinking about ordering alphaNum character screens in bulk from China.
Does anyone have any recs.?
I see this as a tempting offer since its often half the price (ThanJameco).
I thought a pair of 595's per Char. Is sufficent (Them i order from Jameco, not that expencive.)
Why not lcd screens you ask?
Well i want to make a late 70's style homebrew pc using either pic\atmel.
Btw does anyone have any idea how to interface a keyboard with a mcu?
The playground has several examples of keyboards/pads you can connect, including the PS2.
I would also use the PS2 keyboard. Althought I have never tried any of the ps2 libraries, I do want to. They apppear to make using the controller / keyboard very simple.
If you want the real feel of a late 70's homebrew you should use a black and white TV for output. :)
Hey thanks guys :)
i have considered black and white, but i have a vision of this project i dont want to change (At least not the basics)
But alphanum. Chars is expencive At lest 2.5 dollars per double.
_ _ <--- like the ones that old Casio calculators use.