PS2 Keyboard

A 6-pin mini-DIN connector can be used to connect a PS/2 PC-style keyboard directly to the PICAXE chip.

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Read a keyboard key press code

This program will receive key presses from a PS/2 keyboard and display the key press code in the 'b1' variable.

Code Example:
main:	kbin b1			; Wait for a key press code
	debug			; Display the value
	goto main		; Repeat
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Read a keyboard character

This program will receive key presses from a PS/2 keyboard and display the character in the 'b1' variable. Note that this example will only work with PICAXE-M2 chips which support the 'kbin #variable' command.

Code Example:
main:	kbin #b1		; Wait for a key press
	debug			; Display the character
	goto main		; Repeat
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Create Module

A PS/2 keyboard can be connected using two generic terminal block create modules to carry the data and clock signals required for the keyboard.

Bill of Materials

DescriptionCodeQty
6-pin mini-DIN socket ? 1 Buy Now
4k7 resistor (pack 100) RES4K7 1 Buy Now

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