I’m back from VCFMW and had a lot of fun! Met a ton of people, sold a few things, and saw some vintage computers that I never thought I’d see. A BeBox, DataRover, and an LMI Lambda LISP machine (whoa).

While there I released a new product or two, one of which is now up on the website. Check out SunUSB, an adapter that lets you use a USB keyboard and mouse on your Sun workstation. It works with Type 5 and should work with Type 4 as well. It might even work with Type 3 if you have the right cable adapter.

It’s the first of the USB-to-vintage adapters with a two layer keymap because the Sun has a bunch of keys that aren’t on a normal USB keyboard. By default you can press right control to switch the function keys to Stop, Again, Props, Undo, Front, Open, Find, Cut, Copy, Paste, Help, and Power.

I’ll have a keymap editor soon(ish) for it that will let you assign your own keys. That will eventually make its way into the other adapters too, so you’ll be able to program the keymap on your IndigoUSB, NeXTUSB, or any future ones. Speaking of future ones, there will be a couple more very soon…