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Palm Portable Keyboard help Answered

I am looking for help[ on a posible project.  I have a Toshiba laptop that I love.  I have a Palm Portable keyboard from an old Palm VIIx that died years ago.  I am now wondering if there is any way to convert the Palm keyboard for use with my laptop.  Does anyone out there have any ideas?


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alanmcrae (author)2014-12-02

I have a Palm Portable Keyboard V Series that I would also like to convert either to standard usb for connection to a Windows PC or infrared to connect to my Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet. Since these quality foldable keyboards are now available at very cheap prices, it might be very useful to find an inexpensive way to provide more universal connectivity for them. Anybody have any ideas about how we could achieve this?

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mpilchfamily (author)alanmcrae2014-12-02

You will need a means of reading the serial output of the keyboard so you can map out what signal each key gives. Then you can program an Arduino to read that data and output the correct key stroke to a computer via USB.

Check this discussion for more assistance.


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