Re: [hatari-devel] Proposal: use Atari keyboard with Hatari

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What about using a FTDI(tm) rs232 to usb converter IC, or similar?
You can probably purchase something already.
That way you could make a RPi ST with Hatari and a ST keyboard
without coding anything.


----- On Jan 10, 2021, at 1:56 PM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Hi,
> On 1/9/21 8:27 PM, Vincent Rivière wrote:
>> BTW, I made something somehow similar on Amiga, by patching EmuTOS for
>> Amiga. My hack was to use an Atari keyboard (actually, Eiffel) plugged
>> to the Amiga RS-232 port, by using a TTL to RS-232 adapter. That works
>> fine. If you are interested, search for CONF_SERIAL_IKBD in official
>> EmuTOS sources. Main idea is the same as yours: transmit raw IKBD
>> protocol bytes over RS-232.
>> I don't know if the same could work on Atari or PC RS-232 ports, due to
>> the strange speed (7812 bps) used by Atari keyboards.
> Hm.  So one option for using Atari keyboard with
> Hatari, would be not to do it with Hatari, but
> with EmuTOS, and just point Hatari RS-232 input
> and output to suitable device?
> With e.g. socat, one could have the forwarded
> Atari keyboard and Hatari on different sides of
> internet. :-)
> 	- Eero

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