learned a lot in 24 hours

From: Ed King 
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because I don't have an Apple mouse for my Mac Plus,  I want to replicate this guys project...

http://giferrari.net/blog/?p=159


so I started researching yesterday...    and boy did I have a lot to learn...   total noob...  never done any embedded programming and don't have an Arduino so no experience compiling "sketches"  (didn't even know what the hell a sketch was)

I've learned a lot in 24 hours.  

seems all I need to get started is the Arduino IDE, an ATTiny85 and this thing:  https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11801
(out of stock on sparkfun, but I found it on Amazon).    
Also got the ATTiny85 on amazon and paid way to much for it, but hey its only money

So...

I download the Arduino IDE for Winsux:  http://arduino.cc/en/main/software
"installed" the ATtiny board definitions:  https://github.com/damellis/attiny/tree/master/attiny
downloaded that dude's "sketch" code:  http://giferrari.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Mac2PS2.zip
and succesfully compiled it to a hex file (after conquering that damn "Wprogram.h" not found) ready to send to the ATtiny85...  once it arrives :)

Yeah I could have bought a real Mac Plus mouse for about the same amount as I'll have spent on all the AVR stuff, but where's the fun in that?

I think there may be one other person on this list who gives a rats ass about this project :)    Oh well.  In a few days I'll let y'all know if it worked or not.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ +5 ----- Ed King wrote:

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ The Arduino IDE is pretty gross, especially on Windows I'd imagine. When I was playing with some Arduino stuff about a year ago, I got the beginnings of a decent makefile and vim setup to work. Here's the code (not release-ready, but makefiles are in the templates/ dir): https://github.com/nylen/vim-arduino

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ cool, thanks, I'll check it out I think I just realized that the ATtiny85 is not going to work for this Mac= -mouse project... because the '85 doesn't have enough pins. Duh! Time to go shopping... again... -------------------------------------------- Subject: Re: [Chugalug] learned a lot in 24 hours To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1:26 PM = The Arduino IDE is pretty gross, especially on Windows I'd imagine. =A0When I was playing with some Arduino stuff about a year ago, I got the beginnings of a decent makefile and vim setup to work. =A0Here's the code (not release-ready, but makefiles are in the templates/ dir): =A0https://github.com/nylen/vim-arduino = = On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Rod-Lists wrote: = +5 = ----- Ed King wrote: = = = > Yeah I could have bought a real Mac Plus mouse for about the same amount as I'll have spent on all the AVR stuff, but where's the fun in that? = > = > I think there may be one other person on this list who gives a rats ass about this project :) =A0 =A0Oh well. =A0In a few days I'll let y'all know if it worked or not. = >

=============================================================== From: michael pearson ------------------------------------------------------ The Arduino IDE blows.. its why my uno never gets used.

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ Said to the man who bought an ADB to PS/2 and a Sun Type 5 to PS/2 adapter, as well as the respective video adapters, so that I could put an early PPC Mac and a Sparcstation 20 onto the same KVM as my main PC... Jeff.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ hehe, indeed you are the "one other person" on the list that I was thinking= that might be interested in the Mac mouse project... I was wondering whe= n you'd chime in :) -------------------------------------------- Subject: Re: [Chugalug] learned a lot in 24 hours To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4:20 PM = On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM, Ed King wrote: = I think there may be one other person on this list who gives a rats ass about this project :) =A0 =A0Oh well. =A0In a few days I'll let y'all know if it worked or not. = = = Said to the man who bought an ADB to PS/2 and a Sun Type 5 to PS/2 adapter, as well as the respective video adapters, so that I could put an early PPC Mac and a Sparcstation 20 onto the same KVM as my main PC... = Jeff. = = -----Inline Attachment Follows----- =

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ woohoo... got my chips today :) two 8pin '85s and two 14pin '84s. Now= here on the Amazon page did it say I would be getting 3 of the '85s so that= was a pleasant surprise and my bitchin' about overpaying was unwarranted ;= ) = I cleaned off my workbench this past weekend and sat down and drew out my v= ersion of the schematics for the mac mouse project (which I'll share, event= ually) I would tear into this project with fever but I had better wait on more day= before I start something new... got a project at work that needs to be do= ne for "real work" tomorrow or I may not get the vacation I requested for = next week, lol anyway, expect some mac mouse news and/or some magic smoke soon -------------------------------------------- Subject: Re: [Chugalug] learned a lot in 24 hours To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:23 PM = +5 ----- Ed King wrote: = > Yeah I could have bought a real Mac Plus mouse for about the same amount as I'll have spent on all the AVR stuff, but where's the fun in that? > = > I think there may be one other person on this list who gives a rats ass about this project :)=A0 =A0 Oh well.=A0 In a few days I'll let y'all know if it worked or not. >

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ You know, you could have just asked for a mouse... :) " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Huntsville, Alabama metropolitan area USA be or