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NWUpgrades
02-12-2005, 07:57 AM
I have a Homework Board by Parallax. I am doing a little experimenting and could use some help. WHat I am doing is placing 2 ea. 4 pin·pushbuttons on a board to rotate CW and CCW. I have this operation completed, and the program runs correctly. My next issue is this. I plan to write software to control the pushbuttons via a mouse. What do I need to replace the pushbuttons so the mouse can control if they are on or off, and how do i wire to get from board to computer and vice versa? Thanks if you can help.

allanlane5
03-04-2005, 11:32 PM
Hello Again! Wow, NWUpgrades, you do get around. I can see how you were concerned your questions weren't getting answered.

Al Williams does make an interface chip that will allow a PS-2 mouse to connect to a BS2. www.al-williams.com.

It turns out it is impossible to get a BS2 to do it without the interface chip -- the timing constraints are too tight, and the BS2 is a single-tasking device, after all.