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Thread: [queued] Teensy LC Converts GRiD Laptop Keyboard and IsoPoint Mouse to USB

  1. #1
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    Nov 2017

    [queued] Teensy LC Converts GRiD Laptop Keyboard and IsoPoint Mouse to USB

    A broken GRiD 1550SX laptop like the ones used in the movie "Aliens" was converted to a Raspberry Pi and Teensy laptop. Simon did an incredibly clean conversion that includes using the original keyboard plus the IsoPoint roller bar mouse. I assisted by writing the Teensy LC code for the keyboard and IsoPoint. The IsoPoint precedes PS/2 touchpads that eventually became the standard for laptops. The IsoPoint uses rotary incremental encoders which the Teensy converts to USB. The Teensy code can be found on Github.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Very cool project.
    An other approach with such a huge shell would have been to mount a mini ITX mobo and put in an i10 multicore to make a real racer, a wolf in a sheeps's clothing. Some flat LiPos and a BMS, a touchscreen and integrated universal AC/DC power supply, PCIe SSD. oh yeah...

    Or a NUC board:
    Last edited by radias; 02-24-2020 at 03:41 PM.

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    Jan 2020
    Port Elizabeth
    Most impressive!

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