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jamesdenton

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LisaKeys USB -> Lisa Keyboard Adapter
« on: October 04, 2019, 08:56:56 am »

Recently came across the LisaKeys project on GitHub via FB post:

https://github.com/RebeccaRGB/lisakeys

It's an Arduino-based USB <-> Lisa keyboard adapter. It can go both ways: USB keyboard -> Lisa or Lisa keyboard -> Mac/PC. Also appears to have some additional features. I built one yesterday and am happy to report it is working well w/ limited testing so far using an Apple USB and generic USB keyboard.

Has anyone else here built one?

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Re: LisaKeys USB -> Lisa Keyboard Adapter
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 02:01:42 pm »

Woohoo!
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Re: LisaKeys USB -> Lisa Keyboard Adapter
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 10:22:49 am »

I am building one of these adapters now.  Are you powering the audrino/host shield using the 5V from the lisa keyboard jack?
Rick
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Re: LisaKeys USB -> Lisa Keyboard Adapter
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 12:34:20 pm »

I am building one of these adapters now.  Are you powering the audrino/host shield using the 5V from the lisa keyboard jack?
Rick

Yes, I am using the 5V from the tip of the keyboard jack. In my 2/10, that seems sufficient. In my 2/5 it works, too, but I get some odd floppy drive errors, where "drive format" dialogs constantly pop up. It could be a voltage issue. I have not revisited this, and using USB may solve that problem.
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Re: LisaKeys USB -> Lisa Keyboard Adapter
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 03:31:16 am »

Thanks James!
When I get mine going I will do some testing to see how much current the setup is using.  I it nice to know that you have already done the smoke test....
Rick
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