I have an old Apple II keyboard. I don't know if it works or not and I can't test it because one of the pins (I think pin 1) is broken clean off of the header.
I want to use this keyboard for the Apple 1. If I remove the header I will need to be able to identify which wire color corresponds to which pin on the Apple 1 socket.
The header has a black arrow pointing to the first of 16 staggered "holes" in the header. Looking inside the hole, the wire underneath is RED. However, this is not the outermost wire, it is the second wire. The outermost wire is BROWN. i.e. here is the order of wires by color, starting from the side with the black arrow marking pin 1:
Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Gray White Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue
Apparently the colors can repeat like so:
Brown = 1, 11, 21 ...
Red = 2, 12, 22 ...
Orange = 3, 13, 23...
Yellow = 4, 14, 24....
(In other words, the first Brown wire is pin 1, the next brown wire would be pin 11, the next brown would be to pin 21)
So is this correct? Brown is pin 1, Red 2, Orange 3, etc?
I'm considering using a 16 pin DIP Header with "forks" for the end of the cable that will plug into the Apple 1. Or is there a better way for me to do this?
thanks for any tips.