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I've begun to rationalize having products mailed to me versus gas, time and
hassle of going to the store. IMHO

Mike Levin
www.swampcast.com

On 7/8/07, Daniel Holth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> John Li wrote:
> > Hey all,
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> > I have a nice clickety-clackety keyboard that I'd like to use on my
> > laptop. It has a 5-pin AT connector, but I have an AT-to-PS2 converter.
> > However, my laptop only has USB ports, so I need a PS2-to-USB converter.
> >
> > I've found a few places offering such a converter online, but I would
> > feel ridiculous having a half-ounce part shipped to me. Anyone know how
> > difficult it'd be to splice this together myself?
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> >
> > Thanks!
> > Nile
> >
> >
> Oh, PS2, not "PlayStation 2" (there are some nice USB converters for
> that, too.).
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> The USB protocol is completely different than the simple PS/2
> protocol. You would have to order a microcontroller that converts from
> PS/2 to the USB protocol, some plugs, and solder the thing together. I
> would be surprised if you could build one for less than a hundred bucks.
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> If you don't want to order it, go find one in a local computer store.
>
> - - Daniel Holth
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