A few VT-320 and keyboard questions

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 20:33:04 CDT 2019

I just picked up a VT-320, with no keyboard.

I have some questions:

1) the price on DEC keyboards, at least on eBay, is insane.  Does anyone have a VT-320 keyboard they’d be willing to let go cheaply?

2) …or, failing that, I found a posting of someone who’d done an Arduino-based key code mapper that let him use a PS/2 (or maybe it was an AT) keyboard as a replacement.  The link to the actual project was dead, though.  Anyone have schematic and source code for such a project?

3) If anyone's got a DB-9-or-25-to-MMP cable you’d sell cheap, I’d be happy to buy it instead or making my own.  OK, that’s not really a question.  There’s a blank insert where the 25-pin connector usually is; was that a “feature” of the B2 model?  (that’s a question but not much of one)

…aaaaand while I’m here, another question.

4) I have a number of Apple IIs and one III that have sustained some keyboard damage.  Where can I get/what is the name of the little plus-shaped keyboard stems for those?  If I had a couple dozen that would be most helpful.


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