Hello. I am a student at the University of Montana. I recently got interested in the field of electronics and have been working on some small projects as a hobby. One of my projects is to create my own keyboard. I recently took apart a dell and a logitec keyboard to see how difficult this project would be.
difficulty for me. I saw that both the logitec and dell keyboards used an Alcor Micro AU9462 chip. After going to Alcor Micro's site and buying the chip, I recieved their schematics and electronic diagrams and now I'm not so sure this was a good idea. When I first bought the chip, I thought the only things I would need was the 12mhz crystal, the usb cord, and the AU9462 chip. I am wondering if this is correct or if I do need all the resistors/compasitors/ect in Alcor's electronic diagrams. Has anyone worked with this chip? What is the BARE minimum to just make the keyboard keys work? I can send the diagrams alcor provides to anyone who wishes to help. AU9462 site:
Sorry if this isn't enough information. This is the first time I have ever posted to google groups.