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programmable C64 keyboard interceptor and hardware control system http://www.henning-bekel.de/keyman64
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Keyman64 Programmable C64 keyboard interceptor and hardware control system The keyman64 is a programmable keyboard interceptor and hardware control system for computers equipped with a simple 64-key matrix keyboard. It is installed between the keyboard and the computer, continually scanning the keyboard matrix and relaying the keyboard state to the computer using a crosspoint switch. To the computer, the crosspoint switch matrix looks just like a physical keyboard, while the keyman64 gains the ability to intercept keystrokes and control the matrix seen by the computer. The keyman64 can be configured to intercept special key combinations and invoke arbitrary sequences of commands to alter the state of sixteen general purpose control lines provided on the board. These lines can be used to control additional hardware instead of using physical buttons or switches. Additional features include the ability to send predefined keyboard macros or to redefine the keyboard layout. Commands can also be sent from a remote PC via USB, or send on simple serial wire interface, allowing remote control from either a PC or another microcontroller or similar device. For some concrete examples of what the keyman64 can do, see the http://www.henning-bekel.de/keyman64/#configuration-examples Please refer to the project page http://www.henning-bekel.de/keyman64 for detailed documentation. Copyright 2016 Henning Bekel <firstname.lastname@example.org> LICENSING Hardware licenced under CERN OHL v.1.2, see ./hardware/LICENSE.txt Software and firmware licenced under GNU GPLv3, see ./LICENSE The software contains MIT licensed code from https://github.com/arkku/ihex for reading Intel HEX files, Copyright (c) 2013-2015 Kimmo Kulovesi, see ./intelhex/LICENSE The firmware contains the V-USB Driver (https://www.obdev.at/vusb), (C)2008 Objective Development GmbH. Distributed in the ./bootloader directory is the USBasp bootloader, (C)2013 Stephan Baerwolf (email@example.com) and (C)2008 Objective Development GmbH (https://www.obdev.at/vusb). In compliance with the terms of the (identical) V-USB driver and USBasp bootloader licenses (./firmware/usbdrv/License.txt and ./bootloader/License.txt), the entire project is published under http://www.henning-bekel.de/keyman64 In addition, this distribution contains - a circuit diagram in PDF format, see ./hardware/keyman64-schematics.pdf - the full source code for the host software in ./firmware - this README file - references to https://www.obdev.at/vusb The USB Product and Vendor IDs for the Keyman64 USB device have kindly been provided by OpenMoko, Inc (http://openmoko.org).