SIDKick pico is an inexpensive dual-SID-replacement without making compromises regarding quality. The new firmware adds FM emulation and a built-in PRG launcher. A new hardware revision includes a variant with onboard DAC.
2024-05-17 - 12:21:00 - Week: 20 - Item number: 12394 - Category: C64, Hardware
Bart Venneker has made a new YouTube video (Dutch). In this episode: Using a bootloader to load data from a SD card into the memory of the Commodore C64 computer.
2024-05-17 - 12:16:00 - Week: 20 - Item number: 12389 - Category: C64, Hardware
A new video from the CRG YouTube channel is now available. In this video: How to build and install a SID card for your Sinclair Spectrum computer.
2024-05-17 - 12:03:00 - Week: 20 - Item number: 12376 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
CBMSTUFF has started an Indiegogo campaign to produce a new keyboard for the Commodore C64 and C64c. The first goal of the Blingboard64 has already been reached, but more advanced versions are possible with more funding.
2024-05-10 - 12:19:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 12372 - Category: C64, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the GadgetUK164 YouTube channel. In this video, the build of the SID Card version 2, designed by Call286.
2024-05-10 - 12:10:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 12363 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the 8Bit Retro ReFix YouTube channel. In this episode: Installing and testing of the Go-Drive for the Amiga computer.
2024-05-10 - 12:00:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 12353 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the RobSmithDev YouTube channel. In this episode, Rob is testing a device that can stop or slow-down your Amiga computer.
2024-05-03 - 12:12:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 12343 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
In this episode of the RetroManCave YouTube channel: The design, producing and building a new motherboard for the Commodore PC20-III computer.
2024-05-03 - 12:05:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 12336 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
The Amiga-HDDLW is a project to convert a PC-disk drive into a HD disk drive for the Amiga computer, including detection for HD diskettes. The modification is possible for the Sony MPF920-E and TEAC FD-235HF disk drives.
2024-05-03 - 12:04:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 12335 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the Retronaut YouTube channel. In this episode: Using the Fastlane Z3 and the BlueSCSIv2 in an Amiga 4000 computer.
2024-05-03 - 12:00:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 12331 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
8BitDo Retro is now selling a mechanical keyboard in the style of the Commodore C64 computer. The features are: Windows 10 or Android 9.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, 87 keys, key-mapping, rechargeable battery and joystick.
2024-04-26 - 12:11:00 - Week: 17 - Item number: 12322 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
Mike Naberezny wrote a blog about an expansion for the Commodore PET/CBM computers. The Z-RAM adds 64 kB of RAM and a Z80 coprocessor to allow the PET/CBM computer to run the CP/M operating system.
2024-04-19 - 12:17:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 12308 - Category: KIM-1, PET, CBM, Hardware
You can watch a new video from the Retro Tech Insanity YouTube channel. In this episode, a new addition to the Ridiculous Cart for the Commodore C64/128 computer: An extra SID chip.
2024-04-19 - 12:15:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 12306 - Category: C64, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the 8-Bit Resurgence YouTube channel. In this episode, a look at the translucent C64x computer with an RGB mechanical keyboard. The C64x is a modern PC inside a C64 case.
2024-04-19 - 12:13:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 12304 - Category: C64, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the RobSmithDev YouTube channel. In this episode, Rob is testing an external Virus protector for the Amiga computer.
2024-04-19 - 12:06:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 12297 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Tynemouth Software released a new version of the Penultimate +2 Cartridge for the commodore VIC20 computer. Changes in this version: New firmware, new games (Cavern Explorer, Alien Invasion, Robots Rumble, Spikes, Fall and Jump), new utilities (Programmers Aid, VICMON, wAx and Waterloo Structured BASIC).
2024-04-12 - 12:22:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 12290 - Category: VIC-20, Hardware
You can now watch a new YouTube video from André Fachat. In this episode of 8-bit-times: Sound for the Ultra-CPU board, Micro-PET V3 - DAC and the dual SID board.
2024-04-12 - 12:05:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 12273 - Category: KIM-1, PET, CBM, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the Josip Retro Bits YouTube channel. In this episode you can see how you can connect a Morse code device to your Commodore C64 computer.
2024-04-12 - 12:02:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 12270 - Category: C64, Hardware
A new episode from the Amiga Retro YouTube channel is now available. In this episode, you can see how to use a mSATA SSD in your Amiga 1200 computer.
2024-04-05 - 12:16:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 12264 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
There is a new video available from the Doktor64 YouTube channel. This time, he shows how to expand the RAM memory from 512 kB to 1 MB on your Amiga A500+ computer.
2024-04-05 - 12:10:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 12258 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
You can watch a new video from the Retro Tech Insanity YouTube channel. In this episode, a new hardware project for adding more GPIO pins on your C64 or C128 computer.
2024-04-05 - 12:08:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 12256 - Category: C64, Hardware
A few days ago, a very rare Commodore C65 was on sale on Ebay. This example is a fully working revision 5 Commodore C65 / DX64 / C90 prototype with serial number 71.
2024-04-05 - 12:00:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 12248 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
You can watch a new video from the Commodore History YouTube channel. In this video, you can see how the Epyx Fastload makes loading faster on the Commodore C64 computer.
2024-03-29 - 12:05:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 12233 - Category: C64, Hardware
Michael Gardi made a modern replica of the Commodore CHESSmate. He developed a printed circuit board for the switches and 7-segment displays. The CHESSmate is emulated with a ESP32, and he also 3D printed a new case for the CHESSmate to complete the project.
2024-03-29 - 12:04:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 12232 - Category: KIM-1, PET, CBM, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the RobSmithDev YouTube channel. In this episode, Rob is testing the Powershark for the Amiga computers.
2024-03-22 - 12:18:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 12225 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
A new video is available from the Iz8dwf YouTube channel. In this video: The design of a CBM IEEE-488 floppy disk drive. Part1: Drive mechanism choices and testing.
2024-03-22 - 12:07:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 12214 - Category: KIM-1, PET, CBM, Hardware
In the beginning of this year, Gideon released new firmware for the Ultimate64. Changes in this version: Support for Wi-Fi (Ultimate 64 / Elite), Assembly 64 integration. Support for a web server, JiffyDOS and external drives.
2024-03-15 - 12:15:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 12202 - Category: C64, Hardware
A new YouTube video from Wolfgang Kierdorf is now available. In this episode, Wolfgang is building a joystick / gamepad for the Amiga CD32 game console.
2024-03-15 - 12:02:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 12189 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the Arctic retro YouTube channel. In this video the built of a replica of the Commodore 1581 disk drive.
2024-03-08 - 12:03:00 - Week: 10 - Item number: 12169 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
Keir Fraser has released updates for the Greaseweazle hardware. The recent changes are: Improvements for FDI, gw-read and gw-write.
2024-03-08 - 12:01:00 - Week: 10 - Item number: 12167 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the StatMat's Vidz YouTube channel. In this video the new NFC Loading System on the TeensyROM using a real Commodore C64 computer. This project is inspired by the TapTo project for the MiSTer.
2024-03-01 - 12:18:00 - Week: 9 - Item number: 12162 - Category: C64, Hardware
A new YouTube video from Wolfgang Kierdorf is now available. In this episode, Wolfgang is taking a look at the Commodore C64X. The Commodore C64X is a modern version of the Commodore C64 computer, with a PC-motherboard inside.

More information about the Commodore C64X.
2024-03-01 - 12:13:00 - Week: 9 - Item number: 12157 - Category: C64, Hardware
Mark Sawicki has made a new video for his YouTube channel. In this video, Mark builds, installs and demonstrates a Kernal switcher in a Commodore C64 computer, that can contain up to 4 different Kernals.
2024-03-01 - 12:05:00 - Week: 9 - Item number: 12149 - Category: C64, Hardware
Rob Jett developed the Commodore PocketPET. This retro computer is based on The C64 Mini computer. He added a 3.5 inch (ca. 8.9 cm) HDMI LCD screen, PAM 8403, Rii mini wireless keyboard, LiPo battery, USB hub, speakers and a 3D-printed case.
2024-02-23 - 12:17:00 - Week: 8 - Item number: 12141 - Category: C64, Hardware
You can watch a new video from the Epictronics YouTube channel. In this episode: Adding a real Commodore 1541 disk drive to your PC.
2024-02-23 - 12:09:00 - Week: 8 - Item number: 12133 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the Josip Retro Bits YouTube channel. In this episode, you can see how to reset the Commodore C64 computer via the keyboard.
2024-02-23 - 12:06:00 - Week: 8 - Item number: 12130 - Category: C64, Hardware
Bwack has made a new YouTube video. In this video, he shows how to build a C64 tape pulse time visualizer.
2024-02-09 - 12:14:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 12097 - Category: C64, Hardware
There is a new video available from the MEGA65 YouTube channel. In this episode: The complete soldering and assembly process for a prototype of the MEGA65 expansion board that Paul is working on.
2024-02-09 - 12:13:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 12096 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the RobSmithDev YouTube channel. In this episode, Rob will show you how to install 2 MB of chip RAM to an Amiga 2000 computer and upgrade the ECS system.
2024-02-09 - 12:09:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 12092 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the Retro Hack Shack YouTube channel. In this episode: The build of the Micro SX64. The Micro SX64 is build from an old portable TV, C64 mini, USB floppy drive and a USB keyboard.
2024-02-09 - 12:05:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 12088 - Category: C64, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the AmiCube YouTube channel. In this episode: An introduction to the AmiCube F1200. The features of the AmiCube F1200 are: FPGA design, AGA support, miniITX, MIDI, 64 MB RAM, RTC, Wi-Fi, USB and Mouse / Joystick via DB 9 connectors.
2024-02-02 - 12:14:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 12076 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
You can now watch a new video from the GadgetUK164 YouTube channel. In this video, Chris is building and testing a VGA adapter from sparxUK for the Amiga computer.
2024-02-02 - 12:07:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 12069 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Chris Edwards Restoration has made a new YouTube video. In this video, Chris shows the Amiga 1200 TF1232 68030 accelerator with128 MB ram and FPU.
2024-01-26 - 12:10:00 - Week: 4 - Item number: 12052 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Murray Aickin developed a new Amiga core for the handheld game console, the Analogue Pocket. In this version, improvements for WDLOADER, HDD (2 TB), joystick, audio and the MPU.

More information on the Analogue Pocket.
2024-01-26 - 12:08:00 - Week: 4 - Item number: 12050 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Keir Fraser released new firmware for the Gotek. Changes in this version: Improvements for HFEv3, WDATA, IMG and EDSK.
2024-01-19 - 12:12:00 - Week: 3 - Item number: 12033 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make an 8-bit computer for the 21st century. Most recent updates: Working on the Expansion Board: Board Bus and Tape Port bring-up, Hardware Accelerated IEC Controller (4), Hardware-Accelerated IEC Serial Bus (3) JiffyDOS, Hardware-Accelerated IEC Serial Interface (2) and Tracking down and fixing the thumbnail images in the freezer.
2024-01-19 - 12:06:00 - Week: 3 - Item number: 12027 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Steven Combs made a new YouTube video. In this episode, Steven talks about the DigiMuz for the Commodore plus/4 computer.
2024-01-12 - 12:18:00 - Week: 2 - Item number: 12018 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Hardware
You can now watch a new YouTube video from André Fachat. In this episode of 8-bit-times: The Micro-PET has now support for USB keyboard / mouse and a SD-Card. The graphics for the Ultra-CPU board have been improved.
2024-01-12 - 12:01:00 - Week: 2 - Item number: 12001 - Category: KIM-1, PET, CBM, Hardware
Chris Tersteeg released his own version of the Tapecart SD. The features are: Full sized SD card slot. Repositioned the edge connector for more durability when inserting and removing the Tapecart. Using SMD components to make it as compact as possible, but it is still easy to build.
2024-01-05 - 12:07:00 - Week: 1 - Item number: 11986 - Category: C64, Hardware
Bart Venneker has made a new YouTube video (Dutch). In this episode: Controlling a robot with the Commodore C64 computer via a Bluetooth connection.
2023-12-22 - 12:19:00 - Week: 51 - Item number: 11958 - Category: C64, Hardware