Monday, January 30, 2017

For Thomson MO5s: ‘Firmware for upcycling old computers into USB keyboards’

from For Thomson MO5s: ‘Firmware for upcycling old computers into USB keyboards’
by nicknormal

Designed for the keyboard of the Thomson MO5 personal PC circa 1980s, this GitHub repository does exactly what it says and allows you to convert those keyboards into working modern USB standard.

The original idea was to use a Thomson computer to fit in a smaller computer, such as a CHIP or Raspberry Pi, but the software update support would have been difficult, the use limited to the builtin programs, and it would have required a separate screen. So I restricted myself to only making a keyboard. It was a big enough task, as we’ll see.

Read more here & see the GitHub repo here.

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