Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Keyboard curiosities

The DraCo uses a standart PC AT keyboard, commonly available in old PC´s, with a 5 pin DIN connector. But nothing is so simple, DraCos remap some of the keys differently to accomplish other tasks. Lets list these changes:


Print Screen                                   F13
Scroll Lock                                    F14
Pause                                             F15
Home                                            Help
L Ctrl                                            L Alt
R Ctrl                                            R Alt
L Alt                                           L DraCo
R Alt                                           R DraCo
Caps Lock                                      Ctrl
Page Up                                     Caps Lock
Delete                                              ¦  \
End                                                 N/A
Page Down                                       -
-                                                        *
*                                                        /
Num Lock                                        { [
÷                                                       } ]

Furthermore, keyboard led lights that used to display status information, such as Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock, now are meant to show hard drive activity (HD), Caps Lock and Power status.

As an alternative, the DraCo can also use Amiga keyboards  (A2000, A3000 and A4000 if with a small adapter). Have in mind, that you need to configure this option by running the DraCoTools progams.

Pictures courtesy of Ebay and Google Images

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