C64 USB Keyboard works with iPad

Just a follow up to the C64 USB keyboard Arduino project that I made last week. I was curious if it would work on the iPad using the iPad Camera Connection kit. So I tried it out and was greeted with the error “Cannot Use Device” and “The connected USB device is not supported.” I dismissed the window and tried anyway and it worked! I was able to type in any application.

Any application that is except the Manomio C64 emulator on the iPad/iPhone. I doubt that any USB keyboard would work there, not just mine. Maybe support for USB keyboards could be added?

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    February 24, 2013 at 11:27pm

    That is brilliant! How do I get one?

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      March 15, 2013 at 1:40pm

      They’re not made commercially– I made this one myself with an old C64 keyboard and an Arduino. See my earlier post on how to build one.

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    November 21, 2013 at 11:33am

    I Have the same set up but I have a android tablet instead and a keyrar inside the c64 and love playing the games on it…its cool..:)

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