PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-8-19 @ 08:07

if you have a non-working unit, please pm me if your led is just flickering slowly..
i will resend you a mcu.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby EdmondDantes » 2017-8-20 @ 08:39

If you're still looking for a serial scrollwheel mouse, I just ran across one that isn't the one linked earlier:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Intel ... SwDrNZTySt

Also this guy claims his mouse is serial but the box is unopened so he's only going by what the box says:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mitsumi-Scroll- ... SwSzRZUW2B

Anyway, I'm kinda confused as to what the product on offer in this thread is. Are you making/selling an actual adapter, parts to make an adapter, or just a how-to guide?
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby elod » 2017-8-20 @ 11:04

EdmondDantes wrote:Anyway, I'm kinda confused as to what the product on offer in this thread is. Are you making/selling an actual adapter, parts to make an adapter, or just a how-to guide?


All of the above I think. I just bought the PCBs, will get the parts soon for one complete unit, the other boards will stay on stock.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby bestemor » 2017-9-06 @ 19:50

Just an update.

Had issues with the first converter I received, as no mouse was actually working, i.e. no cursor movement.

Then recently I received a replacement converter, which now has proven to function like initially expected.
Apparantly the previous problems had something to do with a firmware issue (?).

(me having no soldering skills, nor with MCU-programming, I ordered a fully pre-assembled kit)

So, while testing various options/hardware with this new one, I now even got it to work with that ancient(1999) Microsoft Intellimouse Intellieye optical mouse I wrote about earlier !
(it is a dual USB-native, connected via USB->PS2 passive adapter)

- Another thing I've learned, is that changing mice while converter is powered makes it not work.
If I do that, I then will have to cycle the power to give the converter enough time to 'reboot' and recognize/acknowledge the new mouse... or something like that. Or turn off power before switching, same difference.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-10-04 @ 06:23

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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby feipoa » 2017-10-04 @ 21:44

bestemor wrote:(me having no soldering skills, nor with MCU-programming, I ordered a fully pre-assembled kit)

To confirm, are these now being sold with the option for a fully assembled unit?
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby cliffclaven » 2017-10-04 @ 23:05

EdmondDantes wrote:If you're still looking for a serial scrollwheel mouse, I just ran across one that isn't the one linked earlier:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Intel ... SwDrNZTySt


I'm tempted. I always found those very comfortable to use.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-10-07 @ 16:06

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Finally i found some time to complete my multi i/o setup.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby Zeecor » 2017-10-07 @ 21:27

Do you have any kits for sale at the moment? :)
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-10-08 @ 12:02

i already ordered new pcbs.
it will take at least 8 weeks.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby xeon3d » 2017-10-15 @ 11:38

If one wants to build something like this, can anyone post a reply with:

Latest link for PCB design
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby konc » 2017-11-15 @ 12:51

For anyone interested in KVMs, it works perfectly well with a Level One KVM-0411
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby feipoa » 2017-11-16 @ 07:59

konc wrote:For anyone interested in KVMs, it works perfectly well with a Level One KVM-0411

Thank you for providing this information. Did you try up to 1280x1024? Any lag?

Unfortunately, I'm unable to find any of these for sale. Looks like they were marketed in Europe.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby Tim1075 » 2017-11-16 @ 09:04

konc wrote:For anyone interested in KVMs, it works perfectly well with a Level One KVM-0411


Perhaps we can make a sticky list of known working kvm switches? I am using an 8 port Compaq KVM switch but unfortunately there is too much lag :(
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby feipoa » 2017-11-16 @ 10:46

Tim1075 wrote:
konc wrote:For anyone interested in KVMs, it works perfectly well with a Level One KVM-0411


Perhaps we can make a sticky list of known working kvm switches? I am using an 8 port Compaq KVM switch but unfortunately there is too much lag :(

+1

Too much lag using my IOGEAR MiniView GCS614A (4-port w/audio)
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby konc » 2017-11-16 @ 11:53

feipoa wrote:Did you try up to 1280x1024? Any lag?

No, not that high. But in 1024x768 (max of my 386's ISA VGA) in Windows 3.1 feels OK for normal GUI stuff.
I don't play serious games utilizing the mouse as the main controller on this machine (was there anything anyway?) so my experience with the adapter is limited to only point & click in GUIs or adventure games, where the adapter does fine. Even if there is a lag it doesn't really hurt for these tasks and goes by unnoticed.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-12-04 @ 12:22

Hopefully this can be fixed.. also have now a new KVM with this issue :O
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby feipoa » 2017-12-04 @ 16:55

Have you been able to pin-point what characteristic of the KVM is causing this lag? Like a sampling issue, or there being a sort of check the KVM is doing every x milliseconds? Considering that all PS/2 to serial protocal converters I've tested have had this issue (about half a dozen), chances are good that it is not something trivial to fix on the side of the protocal converter. I suspect the issue resides in a firmware or hardware hack for the KVM. I hope I am wrong.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2018-1-20 @ 08:07

Not sure as i also have a Commerical one which has the Same issue too :/
someone suggested to rise the clock speed of the mcu and recompile firmware, but i don't think this will fix it.
Due do its some kind of timing issue. Had no time to try it out.

i also will do another batch of pcbs :)
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby feipoa » 2018-1-21 @ 06:39

Sounds like the fix is on the back burner. Aw well. In due course :)
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