DEC Mouse replacement

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri May 4 06:58:19 CDT 2018

On 05/03/2018 10:06 PM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> On Thu, May 3, 2018, 9:38 PM Douglas Taylor via cctalk <
> cctalk at> 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?
> The jack is different, that would be a factor too.
> B

Yes, but if one has broken DEC mice that problem is solved.


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