Time for a new retro-hardware project?

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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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9 Responses to Time for a new retro-hardware project?

  1. Davide Duca says:

    Hi Luigi, what do tgink about somethink like this progect:

    http://www.sundby.com/index.php/project/pitubedirect/

    it’s like a coprocessor for micro bbc, an it’s possible to use a rasperry pi for example:

    250MHz 65tube based 65C02 Co Processor
    40MHz lib6502 based 65C02 Co Processor
    60MHz Z80 Co Processor with CP/M
    ?? Mzh 80×86 Co Processor
    ?? Mhz ARM2 Co Processor
    ?? Mhz 32016 Co Processor
    1 Ghz ARM1176 Co Processor (native mode)

    • Davide Duca says:

      with my proposal I meant as a possible new project the creation of an interface that could connect a Rasperry Pi to the connector of the c64 / 128 cartridges in order to use the resources of the rasperry, such as CPU, RAM, Vide with relative HDMI connection, on the c64 / 128.
      As in part the project expost on the link I posted for the BBC Micro computer.
      Since this computer uses similar hardware to our Commodore, it could be a good starting point.

      • Thank you Davide. One of the risks I see is interest within the community I can reach: I don’t expect many people would be interested in such a project. Besides, it would not be an original piece of work for myself…

  2. Kirben says:

    Would it be possible to create a device to dump Commodore 64 cartridges, without a Commodore 64?

  3. Paul Jones says:

    Very difficult to think of an original hardware device that hasn’t been done. How about a device that links a c64 to a USB printer ? Unsure if this has been done or how much demand there would be. It would be nice to see such a device to see if it was possible though.

    • The issue I see is that there isn’t a common printing interface for USB printers. Therefore each printer needs its own driver to print. There is a very basic USB class for printers, that was released 20 years ago or so, but it only goes down to defining endpoints and that sort of things.

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