Looking to buy a PS2 keyboard adapter for Apple 1

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Hello fellow forum members. I have emailed a few of you but nobody currently knows anyone who has these. And as most of you know, Mike Willegal is no longer making them. I don't solder so using the schematics will not help me. If one of you has a spare to sell or is willing to solder a kit, I sure would appreciate it.

Regards,
Theodore

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Re: Looking to buy a PS2 keyboard adapter for Apple 1

If you could solder, this unit should work also.

http://www.go4retro.com/products/ps2-encoder/

The problem is you need to wire up a cable and a clear screen switch, though you could wire up a diode and some logic ICs to detect a keyboard code to send the clear screen.

It looks like there is an aux pin, but according to the website it hasn't been enabled yet. So maybe some coddling to even eliminate the clear screen switch.

If you can't solder, my suggestion is to buy an Apple II plus keyboard and the adapter from Vintage Micros to make it work with an Apple-1.

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Re: Looking to buy a PS2 keyboard adapter for Apple 1

I'm in contact with go4retro and he said he can add support for the aux pin. So all that would be needed is the correct cable with a diode. I will keep everyone posted when he makes the change and I will try one out and make instructions on the cable when it's ready.

Cheers,
Corey