Note: this is part 2 of me documenting my project to revive a dead Commodore SX-64 portable using an Ultimate 64 replacement motherboard. The SX-64 was designed around custom boards that comprised a complete C64 that fit in the confines of the SX-64’s case. The Ultimate 64 was made to fit in a standard C64 … Continue reading The “Ultimate” SX-64 Project Part 2: A lot has happened!
All the new hardware on display at 2017’s World of Commodore convention in Toronto impressed me. There’s so much passion going toward innovating around thirty-something year old computers, especially when it comes to replacement parts. One piece that’s been missing, though, is the keyboard. Lots of us have piles of 64s, and many of them … Continue reading Test driving the Mechboard 64
The retrocomputing community is ♥ enamored ♥ with the new breed of ESP 8266 based wifi adapters. The tiny ESP 8266 board features a 32-bit RISC microcontroller and 802.11 b/g/n wifi, and it can easily be connected to an 8-bit PIO port like the user port on Commodore’s 8-bit line. The Commodore 128’s user port … Continue reading Adding an UP9600 switch to the StrikeLink wifi modem