… or a story about C64 straight from a Monster Truck
Last month, I’ve bought quite a few retro computers.
There was one quite special so I decided I’ll write a blog post about it 😉
That was a unit that most probably served as a fuel injection controller on some sort of monster truck … lol.
This project was originally called – C64 The Mud Crawler
… and here is proof that Commodore had a CPU codename SandyBridge waaaay before 2005!
… after a while … the moment of truth … aaaand
The C64 that you’ve seen on the above screenshots actually worked !!!
That was a moment when I decided that this particular unit has to be rewarded somehow – it deserved special treatment and a few other upgrades …
Cleaning and mods
I’ve installed an SD2IEC in a standard way. This time it is my own layout that I’ve presented in one of my previous blog posts
This project was inspired by beautiful C64 renders made by Thomas Koch.
I decided that I’ll modify it a bit. After some tests …
… I chose this color 😉
Later, It turned out that this color is extremely hard to photograph.
With missing spacebar.
I also wanted to install a nice, orange Power LED.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t that easy. The only matching color that I’ve found, was in a front bezel of an old Dell server 😀
Obviously, the Dell server didn’t need that LED so I’ve scavenged it quickly 😀
I just needed to make it square and I did it in the following way.
The last thing that I’ve added, were black screws 😉
That’s it! I hope you like it 😉
PS. … yes, those paint stains on keycaps were corrected a bit later 😉
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