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Quote from: Bryce on 22:38, 27 August 12Hi, welcome to the forum. There's this too: CPCKey - CPCWiki a DIY PS/2 replacement for the keyboard,but it's just as old. Unfortunately, the way the CPC reads key inputs means that the hardware is always relatively complicated too.Bryce.
Quote from: Joss on 18:42, 27 August 12Hi!First post, first question .. sorry ... I was looking for information about how to connect a PC keyboard (PS/2) to an Amstrad CPC. I found CPCKey MF-2 Keyboard interface for Amstrad CPC Is there something newer out there?Thanks!P.S.: Ahhh ... something about me .... Amstrad CPC was my first computer: CPC664. I still have it up and running (drive belt was changed for a couple of years). I would like to learn something more about it and, as I see, there is a lot of information out there. Thanks for this great place an for keeping the platform alive.
Quote from: Bryce on 09:34, 28 August 12Geralds solution looks like a very neat method. He does it properly by interfacing directly to the 8255 instead of using the Keyboard inputs / outputs. However, this could only be used on the Classic CPC as the Plus doesn't have an 8255, you'd need to interface to the ASIC.Bryce.
Quote from: Bryce on 10:10, 28 August 12That's the complicated way of doing it. If it's a classic CPC, you can connect the µP to the 8255. That way you only need to monitor the 4 bits going to the 74LS145 and BDIR / BC2 and feed the result back to PORT A of the 8255. 14 pins instead of 20 and a lot less hardware.
Quote from: MacDeath on 22:07, 28 August 12May i even reverse the question ?
Quote from: MacDeath on 22:07, 28 August 12Could such Raspberry get a proper OS/App so it could help to display the CPC on a modern monitor through the Raspberry in a "Hardware emulation " mode... like the CPC become a Card to sort of emulate (not emulation but real job actually) the CPC... then the raspberry... well...nevermind.
Quote from: Ynot.zer0 on 23:44, 28 August 12I have a BeagleBone and I'd like to stick it inside a CPC..... it runs Linux, so I can run an emulator perfectly okay within it.... but can I get the keyboard of the CPC to play nicely - like MacDeath is asking about Raspberry? anyone got any pointers on whether this is possible / feasible? (I think I may have asked a similar question like this a couple of years ago! )
Quote from: arnoldemu on 09:30, 29 August 12Raspberry runs linux. it has a proper OS and can run many emulators already (snes, spectrum, mame...).
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