Picodore 64: Your DIY Commodore 64

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Ever fancy your hand at building a C64 laptop? Here are some screenshots and ideas from someone who built a mini laptop from the parts of a C64 games joystick!

I have one of those joysticks.. I wonder if I can do the same, but I think I’ll stick with Vice, the C64 emulator for the moment. (via)

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

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  1. I LIKE YOUR IDEAS BUT STEVE WOZ MADE IT TOO MUCH JUCK REAL SMALL APPLE //E COMPUTER UP TO 16 MEG RAM .

    I’M NOT HAPPY WITH ALL THE TYPES OF THE BLACKBERRY PLUS BLACKBERRY 7290 SO I’M LETTING STEVE WOZ EAT 2 SLICES OF BREADS WITH THE BLACKBERRY 7290 IN THE BETWEEN SANDWICH AND EAT IT THEN SOUND SO VERY CRUNCHY AND TASTY TOO .

    STEVE WOZ WILL SAY HEY!, I LIKE THAT FOOD ! THAT GOOD!

  2. That looks awesome—anything computer DIY looks awesome to me afterall! ;P I’m not capable of building any computer gadget at this point in time. I know people can learn it, but I don’t know, it’s not my inclination to build gadgets. I’d rather build crafty-things. ^_^

    That c64 laptop looks like it’s only for games though. It seriously reminds me of that interactive game I had as a kid–Battleship! Anyhow, can that c-64 do basic word processing?

  3. WOW! Commodore 64, that’s taking me way back! I do remember the Atari systems as well. I worked on one of the first portable pc’s from Panasonic, it was in a suitcase and the keyboard was the lid. We’ve come a long way and still have a longer way to go.

  4. Oh ya. This is my fav post I found today. I know it’s old. New to me. I was tooling around on the wpmu forums, clicked donncha’s member name, found the blog and this post.

    I love the net. I wrote a BBS for the C64 in Basic. Used a modem (archaic technical product used to connect one computer *over the phone lines* to another). Today I’m configuring wpmu, buddypress, bbpress for a community networking site in Grand Rapids, MI USA.

    We’ve come a long way baby.

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