Build your own keyboard-pad

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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #142142 by gatifun
Mine & Others keypad pictures



Ingredients:
Structure: some like these:
www.amazon.com/-/es/Switch-Tester-Keyboa...ptores/dp/B07JNN3JB2
es.aliexpress.com/item/32992516941.html?...02_,searchweb201603_

Brown switches and keycaps (you can test another colors too): es.aliexpress.com/item/32682571027.html

Adapter : stepstick.pl/?35,en_usbjoy20-adapter-con...-your-own-usb-device

Cable with this kind of cable, you can play on amiga machine or pc with the adapter: www.amazon.es/dp/B01MXYZ8QO/ref=pe_3310721_189395781_TE_dp_1



Recipe:
- Mount your prefer disposal structure, with switches and capkeys.
- Cut cable (female side) and join the cables :
Ground cable will have to join all the switches, and we have to find which color is ground. (thanks Djowger!)
For me the colors that worked were:
--- blue for every switch (they have 2 pins, then join blue cable to one of every switch)
- and join on the other pin of each switch:
- - green for shoot
- - red for up
- - black for down
- - orange for right
- - grey for left
maybe if works for everyone or maybe you have to try and test it.

- make a knot on the cable just before exits the box, to stop it and don't break it later

- Put adaptor and weld/solder them after testing.

Enjoy
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2 years 11 months ago #142144 by ruicosta10fc
good stuff gati :) top
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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #142146 by djowGer
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Nice info Gatifun. Just a small correction. The colors varies a lot from cable to cable, so blue is not always ground. From my experience it was mostly black but could be any of the colors. Below is an example of the soldering needed to make it work.



In my example you can see that black/red is soldered to every key, orange is fire button, white is up, blue down, and green and brown are sides.
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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #142151 by gatifun
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Nice info Gatifun. Just a small correction. The colors varies a lot from cable to cable, so blue is not always ground. From my experience it was mostly black but could be any of the colors. Below is an example of the soldering needed to make it work.

In my example you can see that black/red is soldered to every key, orange is fire button, white is up, blue down, and green and brown are sides.


Yeah, great info. I edit my first post
Exactly, it must be a previous try to find the right colors. Ground cable will have to join all the switches, and we have to find which color is ground. Good to know Djowger

I specially wanted to share too that you can solder the cables direct to the switch pins too, for me it was easier to understand the procedure.
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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #146106 by batis
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What kind of board can we use it for connecting the wires? I don't have knowledge on that part.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #146107 by gatifun
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Hi Bais, In my keypad, I solded directly the cables to the switch legs

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2 months 2 weeks ago #146108 by batis
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You are cutting RB9 cable and connecting its wires to keys, right?

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2 months 2 weeks ago #146109 by gatifun
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Yep, I cut it, but I think there also are with only one db9 in one extreme and the wire on the other on internet stores.
It is very important to check the right colors for each switch, because not always the colors are the same in every cable.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #146110 by thd79
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Another way to do this is to use a DB9 Breakout board like this:

cpc.farnell.com/clever-little-box/clb-ds...fo1ZE7xoCnkwQAvD_BwE

which has screw terminals for wire connections. Then use a male-male cable to connect to the computer.

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #146111 by gatifun
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I'd prefer not to tell you it is good because I don't know, It seems so,
but, the screws on the sides, maybe don't allow to put it on the conectors. btw, my mist has the same screws but in the machine, female. and it says DE, if you put DB option, the gadget change. I don'tknow
I think you have to ask djowger and playavely in discord, I think they know everything about amigas, I have not got that experience.
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