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    the problem i found w/the flexible keyboards is that if it's not on a completely flat surface, it won't work properly.
    i had mine on my visor, held w/outdoor doublestick (the rubbery kind, not the foamy kind) and it held great. I need a bit to get it to stick, but the thickness of the doublestick made it so that when i pushed one key, it would randomly trigger others...

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    damn, guess im not buying that keyboard.... I do have a couple of old laptops. hummmm
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    I think the reason that I went with a wireless keyboard is that the visor keyboard, while super cool, seems very uncomfortable. I really like just grabbing my RF Versapoint keyboard from the back seat and setting it right in my lap for keyboard use. What do you use the keyboard for when in the visor? Sure seems tedious for typing.

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    yeah it is if its stuck to the visor. right now the visors where I keep the keyboard cuz its nice for doing one key commands. I want to make mine detachable though. I found a retractable USB cable that I'm gonna use so you'll just pull off the visor and use it as a keyboard.


    Also, I just washed my keyboard (because they advertised it as being waterproof) and not it doesn't work. Water got inside it. I am seriously ****ed! When I plug it in windows recognizes it, but none of the keys work. If I let it dry out for a few days do you think it would start working or have I fried something?



    Defiler, what kind of keyboard is that?

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    Yeah Defiler... I want to know what kind of keyboard that is. It looks like an old AST laptop keyboard to me, but I could be wrong. And where did you get the wiring schematics for it to convert it?

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    Originally posted by Rudical
    Defiler, what kind of keyboard is that?
    It's a Dauphin Keyboard.

    I picked mine up from a computer show for $11. You can pull the case appart rather easlily and what you have is a very small key board with two small ribbon cables and a small circuit board.

    Very easy to work with.
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    could you sew it on?
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    Laptop Keyboard

    Does anyone know how to convert a laptop keyboard to ps/2 or usb? I've searched google and haven't found much of anything. I've got a couple of old laptop keyboards that have a plastic ribbon connectors and just curious if this could be done.

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    you need a controller of some sorts and that's where the hard part begins

    you could find a pc keyboard controller that matches perfectly and solder the leads up but that's not a likely possibility

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard

    Originally posted by Cedrik
    Does anyone know how to convert a laptop keyboard to ps/2 or usb? I've searched google and haven't found much of anything. I've got a couple of old laptop keyboards that have a plastic ribbon connectors and just curious if this could be done.
    Just get the Dauphin keyboard listed in this thread. It's as small if not smaller than a laptop keyboard and it has a very small controler card.
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