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Tag: C64

These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers

These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers
If you’re a fan of classic computer systems from the 1980s, then check this out. These custom-made cases let you build a working Raspberry Pi computer system that looks like a mini version of iconic retro systems. RetroPiCases makes miniature cases based on the Commodore 64, VIC-20, Amiga 500, BBC…

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018
Between the Nintendo Classic Mini, SNES Classic Mini, Atari Flashback, and Sega Mega Drive Classic, there’s a clear miniaturization trend when it comes to retro gaming systems. The next system to go in front of the shrink ray? The Commodore 64. The 1982 8-bit system is getting a mini version,…
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These Commodore 64 Necktie Are BASICally Awesome

These Commodore 64 Necktie Are BASICally Awesome
Man, I miss playing around on my old Commodore 64 computer. I never really knew how to code or anything, but with the help of popular computer magazines I could type in one of the many fun programs within the pages. Plus the games were awesome for the time. I’m…

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks
Now that he’s conquered the world of tiny LEGO Macintosh and iMac computers, LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig) has headed further backwards in time to create LEGO kit versions of the Atari 2600 and C64 personal computer. These awesome little kits accurately capture the spirit of these seminal parts…

Tiny Commodore 64 Computer: Way Better than My Tiny VIC-20

Tiny Commodore 64 Computer: Way Better than My Tiny VIC-20
Looking for something to put on your desk alongside your tiny Atari 2600 and NES? Why not print out a miniature Commodore 64 computer, complete with 1541 Floppy Drive so you can load some tiny programs onto it?…

c64x Extreme: Commodore 64 Gets Upgraded Specs, Still Won’t Play Crysis

c64x Extreme: Commodore 64 Gets Upgraded Specs, Still Won’t Play Crysis
Last year, a man named Barry Altman founded Commodore USA, LLC and acquired the rights to the Commodore computer brand. His company has since relaunched the brand along with the Commodore 64, the legendary all-in-one computer in a keyboard that inspired a generation of programmers, tinkerers and gamers. It’s latest…

N.U.T.Z.: the Nuttiest C64 Music Video You’Ll See Today

N.U.T.Z.: the Nuttiest C64 Music Video You’Ll See Today
The following sentence from the description for this music video for Germany’s Kabelbrand pretty much sums it up… “Godzilla Squirrel attacks Cologne !!!” Got it? Good. Oh, they forgot to mention the part about the chainsaw. So here it is. “Godzilla Squirrel with Chainsaw attacks Cologne !!!” Sit back and…

Commodore 64 Cake Looks Retrolicious

Commodore 64 Cake Looks Retrolicious
In my everyday, I have a hard time passing up retro computers, video games or cake. So when I saw this Commodore 64 cake, I had to at least give it a mention. Yeah, yeah. I don’t remember playing PONG on my C64 either, and it’s not as sleek or…

Commodore 64 Vs. the iPhone 3gs: Guess Who Won?

Commodore 64 Vs. the iPhone 3gs: Guess Who Won?
After the arguably unnecessary rejection of the Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone, Technologizer‘s Harry McCracken – whose last name would be much cooler if it ended with an exclamation point: McCracken! (and started with Zak) – decided to pit the iconic Commodore 64 with the future Hall of Famer,…

IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes

IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes
Miss the classic 8-bit sounds of the Commodore 64? Well thanks to this new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can listen to all of your favorite retro sounds all over again. Software Engineer Michael Lauer recently released SID Player, which emulates the 6581 SID audio circuit from…

Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good

Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good
Got mad paper, scissor and tape skills? How about a fondness for old school video games and computers? Then have I got a fun afternoon project for you. Graphic designer Marshall Alexander’s cutout characters includes a veritable menagerie fantastical creatures and critters all made from boxy paper cutouts, but his…

Midibox Sid: C64 Transformed Into Glowing Midi Synth

Midibox Sid: C64 Transformed Into Glowing Midi Synth
The venerable Commodore 64 is well known among the electronic music community as a synthesizer modder’s dream machine thanks to its robust SID audio chipset. But most of the mods I’ve seen end up looking just like an old C64 and all the cool stuff is going on under the…

Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s

Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s
One of the most popular computers from the 1980s, the Commodore 64, is having a minor renaissance as an electronic musical instrument. The C64’s audio chip is famous for producing an array of warm, familiar 8-bit beats and blips. As a result, the trusty C64 has become a popular platform…

Guitar Hero Hits the Commodore 64

Guitar Hero Hits the Commodore 64
If you’ve never bothered to get out of the 80’s and upgrade from that old Commodore 64, it turns out you don’t have to miss out on modern video games. Heck, why shouldn’t you be able to play Guitar Hero on your C64? Toni Westbrook’s Shredz64 project aims to interface…
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