Monday, 1 July 2019

Commodore - from one storage to another!

the west bedroom
the southwest bedroom
the southeast bedroom
the adjoining hallway
the hallway closet
the first load for the pick-up truck
the southwest bedroom now virtually emptied
the west bedroom now cleared
the southeast bedroom almost all cleared
the hallway cleared
3 bedrooms and hallway of C= stuff now in new storage

Since 2001, much of the Commodore and Amiga equipment and software was stored in the "storage" house.  Well, it was time to move everything out in order to prepare the house for rental.  And everything was in three bedrooms, one hallway, part of the dining room, and part of the living room!  With help of my relatives, everything was moved in 2 days into a temporary 15 foot x 10 foot storage space!  Only temporary because a permanent 16 x 10 storage shed will be built to house all the stuff!

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The Unijoysticle 2 - nice device!

Assembled Unijoysticle 2  next to Bluetooth gamepad
3/4 view showing 5V input in the lower left
Another 3/4 view showing USB input
The joystick ports adapt perfectly to a C64 or C128.

Underside of the board

Tested at the June 23 Fresno Commodore User Group meeting, the Unijoysticle 2 worked perfectly with the Bluetooth 8bitdo NES30 gamepads (seen in picture 1).  I had two of the wireless gamepads there, and the gamepads differentiated (were auto-configured) port 1 and port 2 of our club Commodore 128.  Wireless 2-player gaming!  And it is compatible not only with the C64/128 but a number of other classic computers, too (with appropriate cabling).  See it in action at the Commodore Vegas Expo v15!

You can find out more about Unijoysticle 2 kit at

https://retro.moe/unijoysticle2/

A good adapter at a good price!
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Second day pictures from PaCommEx 2019 and more

Amiga 500 Plus with Supra Turbo 28 accelerator
Tech Sketch Music Port connected to C64C
Playing a composition on the Music Port
Look at that control panel for the Music Port!
2-player competition with Street Fighter II Turbo and CD32
Using the homemade controller with the VIC-20
Amiga 600 autographed by William Shatner
Top view of the A600
A giant vodka pina colada!  (Not mine!)
From La Cocina & Cantina Santiago the next day
One week earlier Bill Shatner had autographed the...

 ...A600 and 1525 printer before the Hollywood Charity Horseshow.

Here are a few more photos, this time from June 9 at the Pacific Commodore Expo 2019 plus a couple of pics from the June 10 while I was still in Seattle, Washington.  The last 2 pics are from June 1, taken by Linda Trickey in Burbank, California. 

Back from PaCommEx,
Robert Bernardo
Pacific Commodore Expo NW - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex

Saturday, 8 June 2019

First day at PaCommEx 2019

Before the Amiga 1000, there was the...
...Dynalogic Hyperion MS-DOS from Commodore!
The back of the machine
Specifications
PlexiLaser case for the Ultimate 64!
Looking at the systems (as Eric turns away)
Adding new members to the Seattle C= Computing Club
C= key on the A1000 Development System
The other C= key on it
Quick on his feet with HardSync and the PSX dancepad
Justin lasted many minutes and was champion!
Handheld, the Hyperion doesn't weigh bad.
Hyperion with keyboard bay under it
A kind soul got the outputs to work on the Video Toaster!




On the June 8, the first full day of the Pacific Commodore Expo NW, the crowds were less than usual at the museum but happy to use the Commodores and Amigas.  Eric "AmigaLove" Hill's presentations on the Amiga 1000 Development System and the "new" Commodores (the Reloaded and the Ultimate) were particularly well-received.

Very tired after the day,
Robert Bernardo
Pacific Commodore Expo NW - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex

PaCommEx 2019 pre-show photos

Before (with everything just thrown on the tables)
After (arranged with extra space for more hardware)
Ready to go
Museum monitors on the A2000 with Video Toaster
Books, flyers, and more on exhibit
The black C='s -- Plus/4 and Ultimate 64
Raffle items
VIC-20 next to Amiga 600
The hit of the Bay Area Maker Faire
This banner is everywhere!
Here are the first photos from the 2019 Pacific Commodore Expo NW which is held in the Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle, Washington.  Taken the day before the June 8 start of the show.

Writing from the Seattle area,
Robert Bernardo
Pacific Commodore Expo NW - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex