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Frank N. Furter
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Posted: 02:53am 03 Jun 2014
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I've built a little circuit for my Raspberry Pi projekt.

It uses a normal keyboard-chip HT82K629A from Farnell for 1,77 € and you can emulate any button of a normal keyboard.
I use it for joystick and buttons in my projekt above...



You can plug any push-button on the matrix to generate any key and it works very fine!
It works with any PC, Rasperry Pi AND WITH THE MAXIMITE with an PS/2-adaptor.

If anybody is interested on it, I can send the PCB data or I can maybe convert my fileformat to Eagle...

Frank
 
Grogster

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Posted: 01:54pm 03 Jun 2014
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Excellent.

I used to hack keyboards whenever I needed to do something like this, but this would definitely be the way to do it. I actually have about 10 of those KB chips, but my first attempt to get it working failed, so I never went back to them.

Can you post the PCB files here as a ZIP perhaps?
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CircuitGizmos

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Posted: 03:22pm 03 Jun 2014
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Too bad that board doesn't have a PS/2 jack.
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Grogster

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He says it is compatible with PS/2, so you could always plonk a PS/2 to USB adaptor on the end of a standard USB cable....
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Posted: 03:41pm 03 Jun 2014
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Yes I read that, too.
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Frank N. Furter
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Posted: 07:22pm 03 Jun 2014
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Hi Grogster,

which PCB format did you prefer? Gerber? There is a little mistake in my actual design (C18 is mixed with C19). I can post it in a few days...
There are different datasheets on the web. I merged the relevant things from the datasheets in one design...

@CircuitGizmos:
Grogster is right! I tried my circuit with a Duinomite and a PS/2 to USB adaptor - it works very well!
You can wire a PS/2 cable direct on the PCB instead of the USB jack...

Frank
 
psergiu

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Posted: 06:10pm 04 Jun 2014
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According to Holtek, the HT82K629A chip has USB/PS2 auto-sensing - so you can just solder a PS/2 connector instead of the USB one.

http://www.holtek.com/english/docum/computer/82k629a.htm

Pin17 is USBD+ & PS2 CLK
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Posted: 06:31pm 04 Jun 2014
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Gerbers would be great.
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Frank N. Furter
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Posted: 08:42pm 04 Jun 2014
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Ok, here are the files...

Enjoy it!

2014-06-05_064047_Keyboardemulator-USB_V0.2_140605_Circuit.p df
2014-06-05_064115_Keyboardemulator-USB_V0.2_140605Layout.pdf
2014-06-05_064135_Gerber.zip


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Posted: 09:19pm 04 Jun 2014
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Hi there.

Thanks for the files.

I don't suppose you could sell me some fully built PCB's of this could you?
If that is something you would like to do, please PM me.

While I COULD make my own PCB's from your Gerber files, the thought occurs that "Why re-invent the wheel?" - you already have done it, why not just get your boards from you, and save me the hassle of having to get PCB's made and then having to assemble them.

Thoughts?
Opinions?
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Frank N. Furter
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Posted: 10:45pm 04 Jun 2014
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Hi Grogster!

No, I am selling no PCB's or any components - Maybe is WhiteWizzard or Don interested on selling it?
I can add fiducials to the data...

I ordered my PCB from a little shop in Germany and drilled it by hand (I re-invented the breadboard - my system says there are 560 holes) within 1 1/2 hour!

The shop can't make vias - thats the ground why all components are soldered on the bottom and rivets (correct word?) are set for connecting...

Frank

 
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