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using a PC keyboard and mouse?

Postby rat tisa » Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:50 pm

It looks like Lyndon doesn't do the Eiffel kit anymore or he is just really hard to contact, does anyone know a link to a similar ready built device?
or the information to build one myself?

thanks in advance

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Postby rat tisa » Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:32 pm

I don't have a mouse with my ST at the moment and was going to set up a PC mouse and Keyboard anyway, so if anyone has made or knows to any device or schematics that will allow the connection of a PS2 or AT keyboard and mouse then I am desperate to know!

PLEASE!!!

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Postby aktiv8 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:35 pm

Not quite what you're looking for i know, but I've posted incase anyway...

If I remember correctly you can connect a PC serial mouse to the back of your ST (the serial port there) and use a driver such as Gem-mouse (think thats what it was called). However, this won't be any good for games etc.

If you're good at electronics (Im OK and to be honest, these aren't that difficult to make) you can build a PC to ST adaptor for a serial mouse. The schematics can be found at

http://members.aol.com/tgkirk/pcstmous.htm

You will need to program the PIC controller however, which may cause a problem for some people.

You might find stuff here too:
http://gem.win.co.nz/mb/atarihw/
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Postby rat tisa » Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:52 pm

Hi,
thanks for the info.
I may have to use what you have posted if i can't get hold of an eiffel repro.

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Postby [ProToS] » Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:38 pm

Satantronic have eiffel boards to sell ;)

http://www.atari.sk/satantronic/Eiffel/Eiffel.html
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Postby rat tisa » Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:47 pm

I've emailed them, just waiting for a reply now.

Thanks for the link.

Just what i was after.

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Postby revpig » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:25 am

Don't hold your breath! Nice guy, but if you need it quickly I'd try somewhere else. Been waiting over a month for mine to come.


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