Connect a PC Keyboard to any C64

This is the best interface I have ever seen because it is so simple to make and very easy to get working, thanks to the Driver that comes with it. There are no IC's and no Electronic components used.

It is simply a wire up between an AT-Keyboard connector (Female), and a C64 Cassette port (Female).
The Driver does the rest.

My PC Keybaord & C64 in use.

There are no Electronic components needed, all you need to do is solder the wires to the correct pins on the Din plug.

Here is a Photo from the first time I connected a 5-Pin DIN Keyboard.

AT-KEYBOARD

PIN-OUTS - Click here for the pins used on the PC AT-Keyboard and the Commodore 64 Datasette port.

 

5-Pin DIN AT-Keyboard Plug to C64 Dattasette

Click Here to DOWNLOAD both the AT-KEYBOARD Tester & Driver for Commodore 64

 

To obtain the parts needed, I removed the Lead from an old non-working Commodore 1531 Dattasette, and then got an old 486 Motherboard and de-soldered the 5-Pin DIN plug, so the parts cost me nothing.

You will also need a PC keyboard that uses the old style 5-Pin DIN Plug. If you do not have a 5-pin Keyboard then you can buy one of the Adaptors for PS2 or USB as listed below:-

PS-2 to 5-Pin DIN Adaptor

USB to PS-2 Adaptor

PC 5-Pin-DIN-Keyboard - connected to my Commodore 64 - Keyboard/Datasette Interface

5-Pin DIN

PC PS2-Keyboard - connected to my Commodore 64 - Keyboard/Datasette Interface

PS-2

PC USB-Keyboard - connected to my Commodore 64 - Keyboard/Datasette Interface

PC USB-Mini-Keyboard - connected to my Commodore 64 - Keyboard/Datasette Interface

PS-2 to 5-Pin DIN Adaptor to connect a PS-2 Keyboard.

5-Pin DIN Female Keyboard socket.

Combining two Adaptors, to be able to use USB

PS-2 to 5-Pin DIN Adaptor + USB to PS-2 Adaptor, connecting a USB Keyboard

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Last Updated: 20-4-2012