Using an IBM PCjr wireless keyboard

From: Richard A. Cini <>
Date: Sun Jan 30 09:25:29 2005

I haven't yet opened the PCjr, but what I'm now thinking, since the keyboard
protocol/setup is non-standard, is to buy an IR keyboard and put the guts of
the IR receiver in the PCjr case.

I need to stay off of the Web site...too many cool ideas to
soak up time :-)

Thanks to all for the info on the JR.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Max
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Using an IBM PCjr wireless keyboard

At 07:37 AM 1/30/2005 -0600, you wrote:
> >For the wireless PCjr
> >keyboard, I don't have the thingey that would connect to the PC.
> >
> > Has anyone ever tried to use the PCjr wireless keyboard on a
> >system? Any recommentations?
>It has been a while since I've looked at my PCjr, but IIRC, the IR
>receiver is built into the chassis of the PCjr. Thus, there is nothing to
>"connect" to the PC, and thus, it would be improbable that you could use
>the PCjr keyboard wirelessly with a modern PC.

Actually I think its a small PCB with an IR receiver and a IC chip of some
sort which stands off from the main board. I am not sure it would much
help for
him anyway.

Received on Sun Jan 30 2005 - 09:25:29 GMT

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