Wanted: SGI protocol keyboard > ps2 adapter

stormy

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Heya,

I've got a SGI Bigfoot keyboard I'd like to use for my Octane, but need an adapter. I know these were sold on eBay recently as an 'Indigo to ps2' adapter, but don't seem to be available anymore. I'm wondering if anyone here bought a few and might have a spare to sell me, thank you.
 

fraserN64

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The adapter you are thinking of might of gone the other way :( These types of adapters are usually only convert one way.
http://archive.irixnet.org/apocrypha/nekonomicon/forum/3/16729599/1.html
Indigo keyboards are not as common and usually very expensive, especially compared to PS/2 keyboards of any type.
As mentioned in the link, you might be better off looking for a SGI PS2 Keyboard, the link also discusses keyboards with the same "feel".
 

stormy

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Jun 23, 2019
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The adapter you are thinking of might of gone the other way :( These types of adapters are usually only convert one way.
http://archive.irixnet.org/apocrypha/nekonomicon/forum/3/16729599/1.html
Indigo keyboards are not as common and usually very expensive, especially compared to PS/2 keyboards of any type.
As mentioned in the link, you might be better off looking for a SGI PS2 Keyboard, the link also discusses keyboards with the same "feel".
Thanks for the info :)
 

Elf

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I have only ever seen PS/2 or USB keyboard to Indigo and earlier host, but not Indigo keyboard to PS/2 or USB host. However, it might be worth asking the Drakware person if he would be interested in producing such an adapter as he does a few other vintage keyboard to USB adapters, which could then be actively adapted to PS/2.

See: https://www.drakware.com/shop/vintage-kb-to-usb

The adapter you are thinking of might of gone the other way :( These types of adapters are usually only convert one way.
http://archive.irixnet.[...]
Also just a note the original non-mirrored Nekonomicon URL for that is at https://gainos.org/~elf/sgi/nekonomicon/forum/3/16729599/1.html . If or when it gets updates to increase coverage (which is possible), the updates will be there at the original URL. Sadly the mirror from our competitor gets more links than the original these days, which likely means I need to pay attention to its search engine rankings.
 

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