DEC Mouse replacement

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri May 4 06:57:12 CDT 2018

On 05/03/2018 09:38 PM, Douglas Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> I would like to have a couple more DEC Mice for some Vaxestations I 
> have, but they seem to be pretty rare.  At present I only have one 
> mouse and I move it from machine to machine.
> The protocols for the DEC mice and the standard PS/2 mice don't seem 
> to be that much different.
> Is it possible to use an arduino to translate  PS/2 mouse output and 
> then send it to the vaxstation so that will it mimic a classic DEC mouse?
Anything is possible. :-)  I have often wondered about using a modern PC
mouse on a VaxStation 3100 but never got around to trying anything. I
never thought about the Arduino route.  While it seems like overkill, I 
bet it would work quite well.


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