Monday, 1 June 2020

My Visit to the Sydney Amiga User Group

C64 Robot Guitar!
A nice C64 set-up with Super Kernal and more
And closer!
Check out that drive!
Lots of jumper wires
What's on the menu?
A topless Amiga
A very showy C64
This is quite an interface.
And a slightly different view
A homemade interface
Plus cabling
Close-up on the cabling
Another view of the Super-Kernaled C64
C64 Robot Guitar in the magazine
Steve Smit (in back), creator of Robot Guitar
What covers the fret board
What goes near the guitar bridge
Wooden pegs tapping the strings
Paper clips tapping the strings
Robot Guitar in another magzine
More of the article
And the magazine itself
Continuation of the article
All the lines of code for Robot Guitar software
C64 power supply plus inverter/converter
Just before we end the meeting
Piano keyboard overlay!
Plus instructions
Commodore in relief on the plastic
Back of the box
Afterwards at a local pub
Though I was a bit late to get to the March 8, 2020 meeting (due to my mis-timing the train ride from Sydney to Epping),  I had a very enjoyable time with the enthusiastic members of the Sydney Amiga User Group.  There was a lot to see and discuss, and I wished that the meeting had gone on longer.  My thanks to SAUG leader Ross Vumbaca.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network

Friday, 29 May 2020

My visit to the Melbourne Amiga User Group

Most of us at the meeting
My A.L.I.C.E. laptop and the C64 DTV
Damien Stewart's Amiga 4000
An A500 needing repair
The spacious hall at Moonee Ponds
On March 5, 2020, I made my first visit to the Melbourne Amiga User Group in Moonee Ponds (a western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).  Attendance was light, but the members were friendly.  My thanks to Michael Czajka, one of the group leaders, for transporting me, for showing interest, and for discussing Commodore and Amiga matters with me.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -

Saturday, 23 May 2020

The Commodore/Amiga Collection of Trevor Dickinson

Commodore Pentium laptop!
Trevor with a boxed C16 pack!
Dinner at the Crab Shack
Possibly the oldest in the Southward Auto Museum
Commodore SX-64 above Commodore PC's
Christine and Trevor
Booting up one of Trevor's C= Pentium laptops
Starting a game
Running the game
On the wall
C= Pentium laptop running Windows 3.1
AmigaOne 1222 Tabor to the left of the C= laptop
B series Commodores!
Holden Commodore car at the museum!
Many B series Commodores!
A very nice PET!
With a rotary selector switch for screen fonts!
Can you spot the difference between the C= monitors?
O.K, what happened to my overall shot of the Plus/4?
Starter Pack close-up
Inside the pack
Plus more in the pack
C= styrofoam!
Back to the C= Pentium laptop
Look at that windowing!
Inside the SCALA box
The SCALA box front
Power supply
All-important CD32
Special CD32 for the box
And Trevor in front of some of his collection!
Now that's a license plate!
Shades of Commodore on that sign!
In late February, 2020, I visited the Wellington, New Zealand area, and good friend Trevor Dickinson of A-EON showed me his large and well-organized Commodore and Amiga collection.  Here are photos of that visit, along with some other nice photos with him.

(Excuse me for the jumble of photos.  When uploaded, Google puts them out-of-order and gives me limited means of moving them in position.)

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network