The minimum quantity is 24.
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 18:16:46 -0400
From: Nicholas <nova@...>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Keyboard/Input Device
To: "General mailing list for gumstix users."
> How would someone hookup a standard keyboard or small custom keyboard
> to a gumstix board and configure it as the STDIN standard input device
> to communicate with C/Perl/etc programs?
For a standard keyboard, the NSSP port *might* be configurable as a PS/2
port, but I dunno.
You could also get the USB 1.1 host CF card, but those are really
expensive, or so I hear. Then a standard USB keyboard could work.
> I'm sure this is quite simple and has been done several times. Can
> someone please point me in the right direction?
I haven't done this myself, but there are PDA keyboards that connect via
serial ports, and some people have attached them to gameboys. I assume
the same procedure would apply for gumstix, since it is just a serial
port, but I believe it is the NSSP clocked port that you need to use.
These things have been outclassed by a series of later boards, so they
are REALLY cheap. I dunno about the minimum size order, but if it is a
lot you can just look for a different supplier.
Hope that helps!