Sunday, May 12, 2013

Keyboard USB mod

I wanted to convert the PS2 connector on my IBM Model M keyboard so that it will work via USB. There's a controller board called a Teensy that tinkerers can program to perform different functions. I wired one up to the keyboard PCB and loaded a USB converter program to it. Now I can use my dated keyboard on any modern computer with a USB port.

Another option is an external PS2 to USB converter box that sometimes works, but I think the internal Teensy method is cleaner looking and more reliable.

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