Friday 21 October 2016

Pin-out for the Chalkboard PowerPad C64 cable

Hey, everybody!  If you need the pin-out of the special Commodore 64 cable for the Chalkboard PowerPad, here is the diagram.  Diagram courtesy of Mat A. via Roger V.P..

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Photo and floor plan for CommVEx v13 2017

Photo of Maile and Ohana Rooms
Floor plan of Maile and Ohana Rooms

(photo and floor plan courtesy of

The July 29-30, 2017 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 will be at a different hotel, the California Hotel & Casino, 12 E. Ogden St., Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  CommVEx will be in the second floor Maile Room.  Above are a photo and floor plan of the Maile Room (and its adjoining Ohana Room).

Robert Bernardo
organizer - Commodore Vegas Expo v13 2017

Friday 7 October 2016

Some choice photos from Amiwest 2016

Books seen at the Amiwest DevCon

Vampire 500!!!

Friday setting up

A3000's for repair at the classic clinic

Setting up the magnifying equipment

Free food for all on Friday!

Here are some photos from Thursday and Friday at the Amiwest Show 2016.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Monday 3 October 2016

Amiga User Group of Victoria (Melbourne) meeting - Sept. 18, 2016

Battlestation II game controller
The back of the Battlestation
Close-up of all the ports in the Battlestation
A binder from David Broadbent
Textured cover
Micro 68000 bottom half of casing
The brochure that goes with the computer
Micro 68000 top half
Carrying case for the Micro 68000
Top and bottom halves joined together
With its semi-transparent cover
Developer David Broadbent
Close-up on the LED's
Application ROM's for the Micro 68000

Pico Tutor in a custom wood case
Pico Tutor written about in this magazine
Start reading!
And more reading
Computer board from Atlas-Titan rocket
Back of the board
Edge connector
All chips radiation-hardened
Commodore 64 in a new case
Paul's C64 set-up ready to play music
Game playing on the C64
And on the Plus/4
Set for 4-playing game play
Robert Bernardo and Kevin Tilley

Damien Stewart's Commodore 16
The C16 playing Thrust
Damien Stewart's Amiga 4000
Figuring out the start-up sequence on the A1200
Carrying case for the game controller (see the 1st three photos)
James Plummer

Robert Bernardo, Paul, Damien Stewart
The 3 Muskateers!
Damien's A4000 which runs too hot

The Amiga User Group of Victoria (Melbourne) meeting began at 2 p.m. (I was one hour late) and didn't end until 2 a.m.!  The longest club meeting I had ever attended.  Thank goodness there was a break for dinner, and friends Damien Stewart and James Plummer brought me to a nearby restaurant for take-away lamb and chicken shwarma.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Saturday 1 October 2016

Adelaide Amiga & Retro-Computing Event - Sept. 16, 2016

Italian MIDI keyboard for the Commodore 64
Can you read Italian?
Jane M. Voskamp of JMV Graphics and Robert Bernardo
AmigaOne X1000 on the left, Tabor on the right

The lower-cost Tabor board from A-EON
The Amiga CD32 ready to play a game

Various boards for big-box Amigas

Trevor Dickinson of A-EON overlooks the video from the Tabor

Amiga 600

Another A600

SDK-85 single board computer

Yes, another CD32

Amiga 500 with AdRam

Commodore items

Altair 8800

A.L.I.C.E. laptop with Amiga OS 4.1
George Foumakis with his SX-64

Commodore 16 resting in its original packaging

Gaelyne Gasson of The Internet For Commodore Users and Jane M.V.
A C16 power supply not seen in North America

The C16 box damaged from moisture

Near the end of the event
Playing Amiga games
A fine example of a Holden Commodore 2004
Keeping it clean
Look at that label on the dash!
Courtesy of my friends, Gaelyne and Rod Gasson, I arrived at the Adelaide Amiga & Retro-Computing Event on-time at 7:30 p.m..  However, many attendees were already there, having arrived earlier.  Trevor Dickinson of A-EON greeted me, as did organizer George Foumakis.  For the next 3 hours, we had lots of Commodore and Amiga fun!

The next day I was privileged to have a ride to the airport in George's Commodore car!

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group