Wednesday 23 November 2016

Floor plan of the PaCommEx exhibit area

Here's a rough floor plan of the first floor exhibit area of the Living Computer Museum, our venue for the Pacific Commodore Expo NW.  Note where the PaCommEx tables will be, which is where museum attendees would have to cross to get to the stairway to the second floor.  (Layout not drawn to scale, as you can see the pillars are the same size as the elevator!  Wrong-o!)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Monday 21 November 2016

Composite video from a Sears LXI

Here is what a Commodore VIC-20CR displays when the composite video is sent to a 13-inch Sears LXI television/monitor.  The LXI also has an IBM-type RGB digital connector in the back; when hooked up to a Commodore 128 outputing its 80-columns, the screen displays all the 16 C= colors except for Commodore brown.

FCUG celebrating its 35th anniversary,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Friday 18 November 2016

In and around the Living Computer Museum

On the second floor, a VIC-20 being proudly shown
A block south of the LCM, Starbucks Headquarters
One of the spots where we can connect to power and video projection
Massive sound system

The giant screen we can use (projector not pictured)
The classroom/break-out room where we can have presentations
You can pull down power lines from the ceiling!
Back on the second floor, an A500 (mismarked as an A1000)
Computer cousins
A blue-labeled PET 2001
An exterior view of the LCM
Nearby Vietnamese restaurant open Saturday until 3 p.m.
Interior of Hooverville - our Saturday night dinner spot
Exterior of Hooverville (closed when the photo was taken)
Here are some photos inside and outside of Seattle's Living Computer Museum, our venue for the Pacific Commodore Expo NW.  I was not permitted to take a photo of the LCM's first floor exhibit area (where we will have PaCommEx), because it was still under construction, and it was to be a surprise when it opens.  However, I was able to take photos of the small details and of the classroom/break-out room.

Robert Bernardo
organizer - Pacific Commodore Expo NW

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Very custom power supplies from Ray Carlsen

Power supply for three, different Commodores
Power supply for a C64, a C128, and two 1581 disk drives
P.S. for too many Commodores and Amigas!
This one has 9V outputs, too
His universal p.s.... with an added digital display
Upgraded, internal p.s. for C128DCR
(photos by Ray Carlsen)
Ray Carlsen, veteran Commodore repair technician, has been producing his Commodore and Amiga heavy-duty power supplies for a few years. However, he likes it when the monotony of building the same p.s. over and over again is broken.  That's when customers order "very custom" power supplies, ones that are out of the ordinary.
I like the above universal p.s. with the display (but I was thinking of one with a VU meter!).

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group