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  • Keyboard Encoder Help

    Hey Guys ,

    Have been working a PC conversion kit for CD Juke boxes , but need a Keyboard encoder for only 4 switch inputs.
    Have made a couple now by pulling apart old keyboards but this looks unprofessional .
    All the encoders I have seen around the place cost about as much as 5 new keyboards .

    Do any of you guys know of a very basic encoder that will give us 4 standard switch inputs to USB or PS2 , or can someone here make something that will do the job ?

    We only need to activate F1 , F2 , F3 and F4

    Jomac

    PS , I have never played with anything mame related so most of this is new to me.

  • #2
    You could try one of these, but again not always cheap, depends on the bidding. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tokn-KB16-Vid...QQcmdZViewItem
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    • #3
      you could try hacking a 4 button mouse and bind the keys to the mouse buttons
      The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Jomac this might be the go:

        PS2: http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/i...5fc33d740a6b90

        USB: http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/i...5fc33d740a6b90
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        • #5
          Originally posted by humpalot
          You could try one of these, but again not always cheap, depends on the bidding. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tokn-KB16-Vid...QQcmdZViewItem
          Those KBXX units are probably the answer.

          They get heavily criticised on the BYOAC forums because they suffer from ghosted inputs like a keyboard does. They're no good for MAME games that use more than 1 fire button because of this. But for a jukebox project, they'd be perfect. Definitely cheaper than any of the RISC-processor driven keyboard encoders.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by elvis
            Those KBXX units are probably the answer.

            They get heavily criticised on the BYOAC forums because they suffer from ghosted inputs like a keyboard does. They're no good for MAME games that use more than 1 fire button because of this. But for a jukebox project, they'd be perfect. Definitely cheaper than any of the RISC-processor driven keyboard encoders.
            they have actualy fixed the ghosting issues on the new ones they have out
            The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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            • #7
              Fantastic guys thanks for all the replies , this is exactly what I was looking for

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              • #8
                I have used these and and an IPAC for my mame machines and jukebox. If you are just going on cost KeyWiz wins hands down. Make sure you pay the extra $2 for the "no solder version"
                If you don't know how it works you cant fix it!

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