A USB keyboard conversion kit for a Commodore Amiga 600 or Commodore Amiga 1200.Designed by Tynemouth Software, Ships from United Kingdom
What is it? This is a kit which will allow you to convert a (preferably non-functional) Commodore Amiga 600 or Commodore Amiga 1200 into a USB keyboard which can be used just like any other USB key...Read More…
This is a kit which will allow you to convert a (preferably non-functional) Commodore Amiga 600 or Commodore Amiga 1200 into a USB keyboard which can be used just like any other USB keyboard.
I have made many USB keyboard kits for many different vintage computers, which I am starting to list here on Tindie. These were built at the request of several A600 or A1200 owners who wanted to reuse the case and keyboard from a broken machine, either as a plain USB keyboard, or to install a Raspberry Pi or other single board computer.
This is a plug in a go kit, designed specifically for the A600 and A1200. No special drivers and need to do any remapping in software, it will be detected as a standard USB keyboard in Windows, OS X, Linux, and any tablets or phones which allow you to connect a standard USB keyboard.
The kit includes the USB keyboard controller, a short extension cable to connect to the keyboard LEDs, self adhesive mounting pillars and a USB lead.
The kit does not include an Amiga case or keyboard, you need to provide those yourself, and please try to start with a broken one if possible.
Please select either Amiga 600 or Amiga 1200. The connections are slightly different, so you need to select the correct one. This board has been tested with blue and green membrane Amiga keyboards.
There is a connector on the side of the board which can drive the LED panels on the Amiga keyboards. These will show 1 LED for power, and LEDS for num lock and scroll lock. The cables on the Amiga are usually too short to reach, so there is an option for an extension cable for the LED board.
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