So I've largely completed my PS2-//e interface and since the 3600PRO uses odd voltages for the keyboard scan I decided to replace it.
I did this by removing the 3600PRO and connecting my microcontroller to the IC socket as well as making a few other connections to the keyboard connector. The code works fine, and I am able to type and reset and use the "Apple keys" with no issue, but this got me thinking.
I was warned of counterfeits on the market, and that coupled with it no longer being made, makes me wonder if a plugin replacement is something the community needs? I assume the PS2 adapter isn't so interesting, but I could easily add the row and column scanning to my code and make a substitute for this encoder.
The question is, is there any need for it - or is it an answer to a question no one asked?