IBM 6094 Lighted Programmable Function Keypad - bulk buy on eBay

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Thu Feb 14 23:25:25 CST 2008

On Feb 14, 2008, at 2:49 PM, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>> The 6094 LPFK has been discussed on this list before (see thread  
>>> "IBM
>>> 6094-020 Lighted Program Function Keys").
>>> I notice that there's a bulk lot of 19 of them on ePay (see
>>> 180215874744) - now, I don't want 19, but I'd like one. I'm sure  
>>> there
>>> are others on this list who would as well.
>>> Who else is game? This seller will only ship to the US, so someone
>>> within the US (I'm not) would need to receive them and reship - I'll
>>> happily pay a few $ on top of the onward postage for the trouble.
>>   I'm definitely game...if someone arranges a bulk purchase (I  
>> can't right now) please put me down for four.  I'm thinking it  
>> might be nice to build a USB interface for these.
> A USB interface for this, I believe, would just be a USB->serial  
> adapter with a breakout for power.

   Yes, but what I had in mind was more of an HID device to emulate  
(possibly programmable) sequences of keys.  But I suppose a serial  
adapter would be a good bit simpler, and could probably be made to  
work with Xinput.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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