Mikkel says, “The C64 USB keyboard connectos to a PC and is detected as a USB HID device. It uses Objective Development’s AVR-USB firmware only driver on an Atmel ATmega8. The microcontroller takes care of scanning the keyboard matrix of an old Commodore 64 “breadbox” and debouncing and converting keypresses to USB HID reports. Should be easily modifiable for creating a USB keyboard in a different form factor. Full source code and hardware documentation available.Link.

  • MonkeyOD

    Cool, now toss a HDD in there!

  • Oracle1729

    Someone did a project using a C64 as a housing for a mini-itx motherboard: http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/c64/

    If we can combine the two projects, that would be a fantastic piece of hardware.

  • sMiles

    Any one get this to wake a computer from sleep? If so can you point me in the right direction.

  • gabrieljosh

    Basically a mini keyboard would be nearly as effective and efficient to type on as any normal keyboard.