Convert a PS2 keyboard into a USB

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Gdrumm, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Gdrumm

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    The USB plug I scavaged has red, black, white, and green wires, with a braided bare wire.

    The old PS2 keyboard has red, black, white and brown wires, with a bare wire.

    Can I match them up to make a USB keyboard?

    Any EE's who know, or cheapskates like me, who've done this?

    As always, this is just a goof-off project, I just don't want to damage a machine when I plug it in, thats all.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. spinnaker

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    It would probably cost more to buy a new one than convert it. :)

    Unless you want the challenge or have one of those old IBM metal case keyboards that might be worth saving.
     
  3. beenthere

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  4. marshallf3

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    True, most any neighborhood PC parts store should have the proper adapter.
     
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