So the objective here was to take a C64 breadbin case and keyboard and put a Raspberry Pi 3 into it; keeping the keyboard and joystick ports working, but also giving me HDMI, USB controller support, and modem emulation. While I still have 2 real Commodore 64s (and an Ultimate64 on the way!), I like using the RPi and Vice to play 64 games.
These mounts do not require you to drill or cut your C64 case! The 3D files are provisioned under the creative commons license so they are FREE to use, distribute, modify, or even sell.
Just a fun project.
The little RPi is a very versatile computer, and brings backs memories of older times where we actually tinkered with the hardware.
I’m currently working on a portable emulator project. Frankly it cost more than I expected (just the screen is $70). However I plan to get everything under $200. I know it is possible to get an Android tablet or even a Nintendo at these prices, but rolling your hardware out is much more satisfying than actually playing the games.
I hope next generation of hackers appreciate the power of these little devices. They are more powerful than our older desktops, and can do even more.
Unfortunately, RPi3 can achieve only about 25% speed while emulating C64 with SuperCPU (xscpu64 emulator). Does somebody know any similarly cheap board that could achieve 100% of speed with that emulation (not necessarily ARM)?
While they have done a nice job, this isn’t that unusual. I’ve seen similar done with VIC-20s and C64s before.