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Topic: Smart Keyboard Interface (Read 606 times) previous topic - next topic


Sep 29, 2013, 05:45 pm Last Edit: Sep 29, 2013, 05:46 pm by Steve Spence - KK4HFJ Reason: 1
I needed to interface a PS/2 keyboard to my Arduino for a Radio Teletype application. The keyboard library takes up a bit of memory and cpu cycles, so I created a barebones arduino (about $10) to service the keyboard, and pass the resulting characters to the host arduino over serial. This works very well, and opens up the possibility of hacking the keyboard as a digital input device with hundreds of "sensors".


I'll be creating many more "Smart Sensors" with embedded Arduino's for preprocessing (coprocessing).
Steve Spence - ET/AT/R&D KK4HFJ

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