DC2N5-LC interest

As the DC2N5-LC interest has been present for a while, I would be keen to understand whether anybody else is interested in a DC2N5-LC DIY kit (with the added bonus of having access to a 3D-printable case for it), other than those who have emailed me since May 2018.

If you’re interested, just leave a reply and, possibly, spread the word about this: the more people are interested, the more likely a new batch will be produced. However, at the moment, I would exclude the possibility of me carving cases for buyers: it would be just the DIY kit available.

About Luigi Di Fraia

I am a Senior DevOps Engineer so I get to work with the latest technologies and open-source software. However, in my private time I enjoy retro-computing.
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6 Responses to DC2N5-LC interest

  1. V-12 says:

    To get more attention perhaps you would need to post this news on some Facebook retro C64 groups…

    And to be honest – I would be interested only in full complete assembled unit with case. No carving, no assembling. I already have DC2N5 but without case and it’s a little bit problematic with usage, especially because LCD screen is moving.

    • luigidifraia says:

      I know what you mean, but carving and assembly take quite some of my time, and I haven’t got as much these days. I wish you just bought a cased DC2N5-LC in the first instance, instead of a DIY kit. I suggest trying to get access to a 3D printer and print your own case, if possible. Some workplaces/universities/hack-labs might let external people access theirs for printing. If not, perhaps a friend of yours might have a 3D printer?

      As per reaching a wider public, I’d rather not 🙂
      Chances are that most people would want to get a device just to add it to their collection of devices, instead of requiring it. I’ve seen this a quite a few times when I used to proactively approach users for updates. A common answer was: “I don’t use the device and would have to dig it out”. I had spent hours carving and assembling such devices and they were probably dumped in a drawer never to be used…

      • V-12 says:

        I clearly understand your attitude. For sure it would be great that every unit would be in usage. But we must face the fact that there are more collectors who only wants to have (for example cartridge collectors who will always buy new version of Ultimate :).

        I’ll try to find the access to 3d printer or something else. Maybe some kind of standard case and drill the holes…

      • luigidifraia says:

        You’d be surprised to see how many people use transparent Tupperware boxes to case their DC2N devices! These are quite simple to work with and cut through, although the finished product might take a couple of attempts to look nice 🙂

  2. I’m happy to buy one to preserve a lot of cassettes including the side-project: bitbucket.org/Commocore/c64-piracy-cassettes-collection. Of course, it would be the best to have an assembled one ;). For having a designed case, that would be awesome – do you have a project for 3d printer? Maybe I could find someone who can do it for few people? I will spread the news on Commocore’s Facebook page and Twitter to see if anyone else would be interested.

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