Wednesday 20 June 2018

Photos from the Pacific Commodore Expo NW 2018

Pre-show... a custom Ray Carlsen power supply!
Built for a customer in Norway
The customer provided the case.
Christian Stich explains his SX-64 and CD32.
Commodore VIC-20 and 2 more spares to the right
Early on Saturday, before the crowds came
Mastering Shredz64
Next day I connected a bigger monitor to the SX.
One of Eric Hill's custom A1000 boot disks
How about booting the A1000 into Atari TOS?!
Another of Eric's custom A1000 disks
An original Rejuventor on top of the A1000!
Check out the drives and memory.
Eric Hill explains more after his presentations.
Gordon Steemson peeks his head into this shot.
Lining up for the C128 raffle on Sunday
Sunday dinner at Travelers Thali Indian Restaurant
Post-dinner - Gordon Steemson, Ryan Sherwood, Robert Bernardo
PaCommEx 2018 was more successful than last year with more attendees and more computer clubs participating!  And I could not have done it without the cooperation and help of the Living Computers: Museum + Labs!

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
August 11-12 Commodore Vegas Expo v14 2018 -

Photos from Bay Area Maker Faire 2018

Amiga 2000 and SX-64
Looking at the Music Port box
VR64 goggles, Music Port, WiFi64 modem, SD2IEC, et al
The TI-99 plays the only demo ever created for it!
Dwight Elvey concentrates.
Altair 8800, Altair clones, and their displays
An Altair and an IMSAI
Computers brought in by Erik Klein
The Atari Corner!
(l to r) GRAM 4 meg, GRAM 1 meg, GRAM 512k
GLINK232-LT, GLINK232, GLINK (Turbo-232 clone), VideoDAC
Amiga items from GGLABS
Which way to go?!
Tech Sketch Music Port running on Sunday
Tinkling the ivories on the Music Port
Darn!  Why couldn't it be a Commodore monitor?!
The crowd around the Vintage Computer Festivalers tables
Trying out Oregon Trail on the Apple II
A look down the row of attendees using the computers
Next door was the Computer History Museum exhibit.
On the other side were the Monster 6502 people.
Playing Street Defender with VR64 and the SX-64
Ready to load up after the close on Sunday
Ready to leave on Sunday
Maker Faire Man overlooks the fairgrounds.
It was another grueling 3 days of the May 18-20 show, but hey, I'm getting used to it!  We survived the long hours and the hundreds and hundreds who came through our Vintage Computer Festivalers exhibit!  And as usual, we had our share of equipment failures, but we adapted to each situation.  Enjoy the pics!

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
August 11-12 Commodore Vegas Expo v14 2018 -

Pics from the Livermore Innovation Fair 2018

Apple II clone, PET, Amiga 1200, SX-64, Atari 800XL, MSX
The robot will throw the box.
The fairgoers squeeze into the exhibit.
Turn the wheel and make music!
The robot rolls over to the box and picks it up.
The crowd in one direction
And the crowd in another direction
Rockets are cool!
It was like a mini Maker Faire before the giant Maker Faire Bay Area.  The Livermore Innovation Fair happened on April 14.  Though we had limited space and too much ambient light for the computers, the fellow exhibitors and the crowd were very friendly!

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
August 11-12 Commodore Vegas Expo v14 2018 -