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Keyboard hacked down to a Keypad??

 
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IceFox20
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Keyboard hacked down to a Keypad?? Reply with quote

Hi im new to the forum so this is my first post (hope i put it in the right place) haha

was wanting to know if anyone knows how to hack a keyboard up so i just have the keypad at the end wired up to the ps2 port???

why i want this is ive made the computer to go in my car for MP3s (made the case my self etc) but to run it i need a keypad to flick from song to song and i cant find a keypad that will run on ps2 port they all run from the usb and i computer i have does not have the usb port so can anyone help out??? please

thanks in advance

Icefox
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Alan
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Keyboard hacked down to a Keypad?? Reply with quote

IceFox20 wrote:
Hi im new to the forum so this is my first post (hope i put it in the right place) haha

was wanting to know if anyone knows how to hack a keyboard up so i just have the keypad at the end wired up to the ps2 port???

why i want this is ive made the computer to go in my car for MP3s (made the case my self etc) but to run it i need a keypad to flick from song to song and i cant find a keypad that will run on ps2 port they all run from the usb and i computer i have does not have the usb port so can anyone help out??? please

thanks in advance

Icefox


Welcome to the forum,

I am not exactly sure what you need. Are you just wanting a number pad or a full keyboard that is PS2?

Either way they are both available, most modern keyboards come with a USB connector and a PS2 adapter so that it will work in either port. There are also lots of number pads that are mainly used for laptops.

http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-64338-Comfort-Type-Keyboard/dp/B0000C4DX6

http://www.fentek-ind.com/keypad.htm
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BronzeG3
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you just want the keypad from a working keyboard, couldn't you cut the plastic part away, and fold the rest of the keyboard under itself?
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IceFox20
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys thanks for the repleys

yeah i might just try and buy one ah (hahaha) it sounds to do what i was thinking

i was trying to cut a keyboards keypad off and wire just the keypad up to a ps2 plug but i dont think it can been done but if anyone has any ideas that might help they would be welcomed

IceFox
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Alan
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IceFox20 wrote:
Hey guys thanks for the repleys

yeah i might just try and buy one ah (hahaha) it sounds to do what i was thinking

i was trying to cut a keyboards keypad off and wire just the keypad up to a ps2 plug but i dont think it can been done but if anyone has any ideas that might help they would be welcomed

IceFox


You sure can do that, keyboards are just a bunch of matrixed keys. Just make sure you complete that paths of any traces you cut when you mod it.
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